Arabic language

The Arabic Language Center opens the Nabati Poetry Prize

Abu Dhabi’s Arabic Language Center is opening a new 1.5 million dirham awards program focusing on the nabati poetic tradition. On the Abu Dhabi Corniche, January 22. Image – Getty iStockphoto: Livinus By Porter Anderson, Editor | @Porter_Anderson Six categories and translation funding Jhe Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center in the United Arab Emirates, under […]

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Why we must preserve the Arabic language – Doha News

The strength and weakness of a language and its respective nation are closely linked, when one falls, the other too, and vice versa. Asked about the most horrific events of the 18and century, German leader Otto von Bismarck replied, “The English colonies in North America adopted English as their official language”, expressing his disappointment that […]

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Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi partners with research experts to boost the Arabic language on the global stage

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the leading research organization TRENDS Research & Advisory to jointly position Arabic as a leading language on the global stage. The agreement was signed during the […]

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NYU Abu Dhabi lecturer launches website to learn Arabic language and culture

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Nasser Isleem, Senior Lecturer in Arabic in the Arts and Humanities Division of NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), has launched a new website titled MAWARIDARABIYYA. Produced in collaboration with Associate Professor and Director of Asian Studies at the College of Charleston Ghazi Abuhakema and Arabic language teacher Mohamed Ansary, MAWARIDARABIYYA is […]

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Dubai Museum of the Future: What does the Arabic calligraphy say about the structure? – News

The 77-meter-tall architectural wonder stands majestically on Sheikh Zayed Road File By a staff reporter Published: Thu 3 Feb 2022, 16:29 Last update: Fri 4 Feb 2022, 00:14 Residents and visitors to the UAE are ready for a futuristic ride, as Dubai’s latest architectural marvel, the Museum of the Future, is set to open later […]

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UNESCO adds Arabic calligraphy to the list of intangible cultural heritage

UNESCO added Arabic calligraphy, a key tradition in the Arab and Islamic worlds, to its list of intangible cultural heritage on December 14. A total of 16 countries, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, applied for UNESCO. “Arabic calligraphy is the […]

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Recognition of Arabic Calligraphy by UNESCO is celebrated at KS…

(MENAFN- APCO Worldwide) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: December 26, 2021 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai highlights the art of Arabic calligraphy after the recent decision by the United Nations United for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) to add it to its list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. The […]

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meet the calligrapher behind Dubai’s first street signs

Growing up in Egypt as a child, Abdul Fattah vividly remembers seeing his father write beautiful Arabic calligraphy on a large blackboard that hangs in their home. At just 8 years old, he picked up his first quill and began to imitate the pen strokes taught by his father. Very quickly, he became familiar with […]

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UNESCO adds Arabic calligraphy to cultural heritage list

UNESCO on Tuesday recognized Arabic calligraphy, the artistic practice of handwriting based on the Arabic alphabet, as intangible cultural heritage. A total of 16 Muslim-majority countries, led by Saudi Arabia, submitted the bid to UNESCO, which announced the list on Twitter. Workers sew Islamic Arabic calligraphy in gold thread onto a drape to cover the […]

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Al Arabiya Channel Becomes the Voice of Alexa’s Arabic-Language News

DUBAI: Earlier this year, Twitter released its #RealTalk report based on first-of-its-kind research analyzing people’s attitudes on Twitter and what it means for brands. The report is based on an analysis of over 5,000 tweets across eight countries. It includes user tweets about brands as well as tweets sent by brands, including all tweets posted […]

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The memories of Qasr Al Watan and the Arabic language in the spotlight

Calligraphy pens at Qasr Al Watan. Mohammad Yusuf, Feature Writer This time, the focus is on the Arabic language and Qasr Al Watan, the Palace of the Nation, in Abu Dhabi. A visit to Qasr Al Watan is never enough to take it all in: the Palace of the Nation offers an enriching experience that […]

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The sixth edition of the Cairo International Forum for Arabic Calligraphy celebrates the pioneers

The sixth edition of the Cairo International Forum for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy celebrates pioneers in the field. These pioneers laid the technical foundations of this art form in several Arab and foreign countries. “Teach by the Pen” is organized by the Cultural Development Fund of the Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the […]

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How the Arabic Alphabet Inspired Abstract Art

There is something exciting about the extreme flexibility of the Arabic alphabet. The graphic simplicity of its swoops, loops and dots means it can look like almost anything from a prancing horse to a pixelated TV screen. Arab states have been increasingly visible on the international art scene in recent years, pouring wealth into auction […]

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Egypt’s oldest school of Arabic calligraphy struggles to survive

The Khalil Agha School, Egypt’s oldest specialized institute of Arabic calligraphy, is struggling to survive as fewer and fewer people are interested in learning calligraphy. Many calligraphy institutes have already closed their doors. “The numbers are decreasing every year due to the lack of available job opportunities, the rise of technology and the labor market […]