85 contestants to vie for Holy Quran award

DUBAI — The 12th edition of Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) will kick off on the first day of Ramadan. The event will be hosted by the Cultural and Scientific Association (CSA) in Dubai, according to a senior official.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 30 Aug 2008, 1:20 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:12 PM

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Ibrahim Bu Melha, Chairman of the DIHQA Organising Committee, said the event will see the participation of 85 contestants from around the world.

The panel of judges this year includes seven scholars specialising in reciting Quran, Bu Melha said.

This year's award will see the youngest-ever participant, a nine-year-old boy from Algeria.

While a documentary on the award will be telecast on 15 TV channels, the DIHQA, in collaboration with Dubai Media City, will telecast the award on a special TV channel.

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