16 Emirati personalities to take part in Sharjah Media Centre's 4th Ramadan Majlis

16 Emirati personalities to take part in Sharjah Media Centres 4th Ramadan Majlis

The sessions will be held in a Ramadan tent located at Al Majaz Amphitheatre, starting from Monday, June 22.

By Sharjah

Published: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 6:31 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Sharjah Media Centre has announced that 16 Emirati personalities will be among an elite group of guests invited to take part in the 4th Ramadan Majlis. Among them are renowned personalities such as cultural figures, writers, ministers, artists and athletes, who will discuss various topics and issues over six sessions during two-hour panel discussions.

The sessions will be held in a Ramadan tent located at Al Majaz Amphitheatre, starting from Monday, June 22.

Emirati writer and novelist Reem Al Kamali, who is a winner of the 2015 Al Owais Creativity Award for her novel "Sultanate of Hormuz”, will be present at the first session, titled "Arab Book Dialogue," on Monday evening.

The "Smart Government Dialogue" session will be attended by Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Cooperation; His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Director General of the Department of Information and e-Government of Sharjah, and Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan bin Mohammed e-University will talk about the UAE Smart Government experience. The session will be moderated by Ali Obaid Al Hamli, who is currently the News Director at Dubai Media Incorporated.

The audience will get a chance to meet Emirati comedian Jaber Nagmoush and a group of Arab comedians in a session that will hold at its heart the entertainment industry. Nagmoush rose to fame after the hit series "Hayer Tayer", which ran for five seasons, during which he achieved local and regional popularity.

Emirati illustrator and Director Abdullah Al Sharhan; Emirati Director, Mohammed Saeed Hareb, creator of the hit TV series "Freej"; and actor Razeeqa Tarish will discuss "Ramadan Cartoon Series”, moderated by Abdullah Ismail, who is a media personality.

The sports session will discuss the "Professionalism of Emirati Football Players,” with the participation of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, former President of Ras Al Khaimah Club, and former president of the FIFA International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS); Eng. Marwan bin Ghalaita, Chairman of Al Nasr Football Club; Riad Thawadi, Sports Analyst at Abu Dhabi Sports Channel; and star player Ali Khasif, Leader and (Goalkeeper) of Al Jazira Club. The session will be moderated by Ahmad Sultan, Sports Presenter at Sharjah Media Corporation.

Religious discussions have special significance in the holy month of Ramadan. Sheikh Wassim Youssef, Lecturer at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, will discuss the impact of "Social Networking Sites" on the community with Sheikh Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi, Environmental Advisor and Secretary General of Al Ihsan Charity Association, also known as the “Green Sheikh”.

In addition to prominent UAE figures, the Majlis will host a group of creative Gulf and Arab personalities, including writers, artists, intellectuals, and cultural workers in the region, who will discuss a number of issues of public concern in the UAE, some related to the business sector. The session aims to enhance communication between guests and the audience, consistent with the spirit of the month of Ramadan, which is a valuable time for exchanging ideas given the openness of people during this month, in line with the virtues of the holy month.

This year’s Sharjah Ramadan Majlis’ official sponsor is Tilal Real-estate. Media partners are Sharjah Media Corporation and CNBC Arabiya. The first session is sponsored by Madarek publishing house, the Arab Scientific Publishers, and Knowledge Without Borders; the second by the Government Communication Office of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers; the third by the Theatrical Association of Sharjah, the fourth by the Sport Investment UAE, and the sixth and final session by Funn and Bidaya Media.

More information about the programme and exact dates of sessions can be found on www.sharjahmedia.ae.

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