‘History and art of Arabic calligraphy’ exhibition opens at The Dubai Mall

‘History and art of Arabic calligraphy’ exhibition opens at The Dubai Mall

Exhibition continues until July 6 and will display the works of 28 well-known calligraphers.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 6:30 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 4:04 PM

Dubai -Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Murr, speaker of the UAE Federal National Council opened the exhibition on the ‘History and Art of Arabic Calligraphy’ on June 22 at The Dubai Mall. The first of its kind exhibition is being held under the auspices of 'Hamdan Bin Mohammed National Knowledge Initiative (1971)', as part of the activities of the 14th Dubai Ramadan Forum, organized by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in Dubai under the patronage of Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation.

The exhibition is open daily at The Dubai Mall until July 6 from 10am to 1am.

Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Murr lauded the excellent organization of the exhibition, and stressed the need for such unique exhibitions that enrich the arts, culture and heritage scene in the United Arab Emirates.

Visitors were particularly impressed to find that many of the featured works carried verses from the Holy Qur'an and sayings of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) about the month of Ramadan, with a translation to explain the text of the paintings in English, along with documentaries that aired on the television screens at the exhibition site, which narrate the history and evolution of the art of Arabic calligraphy.

The exhibition features 28 calligraphers, including 12 from the UAE, 14 from the Arab and Islamic world and two from Spain, who participate in the event with 70 works, in addition to five sculptural pieces.

The opening ceremony kicked off various activities associated with the exhibition, such as live shows in which members of the public can have their names written in a delightful, inventive manner by participating calligraphers, free of charge.


Take a look at the History and Art of Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition organised as part of the 14th #Dubai #Ramadan Forum at The Dubai Mall. — Photos by Shihab/Khaleej TimesRead more: http://bit.ly/1eGT9Yi

Posted by Khaleej Times on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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