A new Abu Dhabi festival celebrating Islam’s rich artistic heritage organised by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development will run on November 14 at Warehouse 421. Al Burda Festival aims to showcase the best of contemporary and historic Islamic arts, and a range of local and international calligraphers, designers, poets and artists will be in attendance.
The festival will boast an academic flavour, with a range of cultural leaders and scholars taking part in panel discussions and looking at future collaborations, as well as ways to preserve interest in Islamic arts.
The festival will begin with a welcome note from the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Noura Al Kaabi, that will highlight the latest trends sweeping the Islamic arts and culture scene.
This will be followed by a plenary session on the future of Islamic art featuring Minister of State Zaki Nusseibeh, Egypt's Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem as well as Sheikha Mai Bint Khalifa, the director general of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiques.