Arabian Days

Taking place from 15 to 18 December at Manarat Al Saadiyat, the new Arabian Days cultural festival offers concerts, film screenings, art exhibitions and literary discussions. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, it also coincides with World Arabic Language Day on 18 December.

Among the singing stars expected to perform are opera singer and pianist Fatima Al Hashemi, soul singer Aqram, Palestinian singer Noel Kharman, Lebanese star Marwan Khoury, etc.

The main gallery space at Manarat Al Saadiyat will host an exhibition by Iraqi artist Mahmoud Shubbar.

In collaboration with Cinema Akil, Arabian Days will be screening a number of Arab films, including 'The Last Queen' by Algerian directors Adila Bendimerad and Damien Ounouri.

Writers, intellectuals and historians will also come together for a three-day conference exploring the diversity of the Arabic language through various media. Egyptian actress and comedienne Mona Zaki will be on hand to discuss the evolution of Arab theatre.

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