Art and Culture

Arabic Language Perception Index in Abu Dhabi: Arabic in the lead on pillars of creativity and culture

ABU DHABI, The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), announced the results of a study to assess perceptions of Arabic language in the fields of knowledge, culture, and creativity, and the levels of language use in conventional and digital media for native and non-native speakers, as part of the Centre’s integrated research program aiming to assess and track the status of the Arabic language across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.   The study findings are based on the overall quarterly results of the research conducted over the past 12 months, from mid-2021 to the end of June 2022, with 6,087 participants from Abu Dhabi general population aged 18 years old and above. The initiative supports the ALC’s vision to ensure the Arabic language’s leadership in the fields of knowledge, culture, and creativity, as well as its

Inaugural Bike Abu Dhabi Festival to be held in November

ABU DHABI, The inaugural Bike Abu Dhabi Festival will take place in Abu Dhabi from 7th to 13th November, 2022, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nayan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office.   The festival is the latest initiative under the Bike Abu Dhabi platform, which was launched by H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed in November 2021 to spearhead the emirate’s long-term ambitions to become a leading global cycling hub.   As part of the Bike Abu Dhabi Festival, the emirate will host two world-class cycling events, including the fifth edition of the UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, which is being held in the region for the first time, from 9th to 13th November.   Also, the first-ever Bike Abu Dhabi Gran Fondo will take place on 12th November, starting in Abu Dhabi city

UAE commits to growth based on culture at G20 Culture Ministers’ meeting in Indonesia

ABU DHABI, The UAE has always believed that global challenges can only be resolved through inclusive global solutions, guided by shared values of tolerance, peace, and co-existence, said Mubarak Al Nakhi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Youth.   Al Nakhi, represented the UAE at the Third G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting which was hosted by the Republic of Indonesia from 11th to 13th September 2022 in Borobudur Temple Compounds, Indonesia.   The meeting was held under the theme ‘Culture for Sustainable Living’, and is a continuation of the previous meetings held by the Saudi Arabia Presidency (2020) and Italy Presidency (2021) and continues the commitment outlined in The Rome Declaration of the G20 Ministers of Culture to mainstream culture as an integral part of wider policy agendas.   Indonesian Presidency was joined by culture minsters and senior officials of the G20 and other guest countries including the UAE to

Dubai International Content Market hosts more than 50 media exhibitors from 20 countries

DUBAI, The Dubai International Content Market (DICM) has launched its 4th edition today, offering brands in the global and regional media, entertainment, and content sector an interactive platform in the heart of Dubai which allows them to explore the regional market, gain entry and expand their footprint in the most lucrative industry that goes beyond the MENA region. With more than 50 exhibiting brands, DICM and its strong line-up of regional and international exhibitors, buyers, and visitors will provide the participants with the chance to dive into an ideal networking platform for the industry, and an opportunity to view creative work carried out in the region. Following the event’s inauguration, Ilker Kilic, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in the UAE, Israfil Kuralay, Vice President of The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Ahmet Mibash Demircan, Deputy Minister of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade accompanied by Eng. Aiman Al

3rd Adventure & Camping 2021 Exhibition kicks off Tuesday at Expo Al Dhaid

SHARJAH, The 3rd “Adventure & Camping 2021” exhibition will kick off on Tuesday, at Expo Al Dhaid and runs until 13th November. The five-day event is organised by Expo Al Dhaid with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and under the supervision of the Expo Centre Sharjah. A considerable number of companies and brands specialising in camping, land, and sea trips are taking part in the exhibition. This year’s edition is offering its visitors and safari lovers a wide range of the best and latest products and supplies for tourism and camping trips, motorcycles and four-wheel bikes, hunting, and safety and security devices for camping. The exhibition is also a good opportunity for camping and outdoor enthusiasts to learn about the latest camping equipment, accessories that meet all their needs, in addition to everything related to wildlife. Various products and unique innovations in the field