The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), concluded its participation in the 54th Cairo International Book Fair, organized by the General Egyptian Book Organization at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre from 25 January until 6 February 2023.
HE Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of the ALC, said: The Cairo International Book Fair is a prominent cultural event that brings together pioneers of the publishing and book industry from all around the world every year. It is an ideal platform for the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre to showcase the progress we have made in our projects and initiatives, as well as to promote our publications in various fields.
He added: It is also an opportunity to explore the latest global trends in publishing and translation, and to build productive partnerships with publishing houses and stakeholders with extensive experience in cultural and creative affairs in the Arab region, laying solid foundations for future projects.
The Centre hosted a busy agenda of cultural events and activities that brought together renowned intellectuals and creative thinkers and attracted large numbers of the fair’s visitors and participants. The agenda included a wide range of seminars, discussion panels, poetry and musical evenings, and book signings for the ALC’s most prominent publications in various fields.
The Centre also participated in various events organized by the Cairo International Book Fair, driven by its mission to strengthen the status of the Arabic language and encourage the production of Arabic-language creative and cultural content at the regional level.
On the sidelines of the fair, the Centre organized a series of musical and artistic celebrations in collaboration with Egypt’s Cultural Development Fund, including two concerts in the Al Ghoury Dome. Umm Kulthoom: Poetry and Singing saw artist Marwa Nagy and her band perform the songs of the famed Egyptian singer to celebrate the launch of ALC’s book of the same name. Meanwhile, at Abu al Tayyeb and Shawqi: A Selection of Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan’s Favorite Poems, audiences enjoyed compositions by Egyptian musician Mustafa Saeed, performed by the Aseel Band for Contemporary Arabic Music.