Al Burda Festival honours Islamic art, culture, and the greatness of Islamic civilisation at Expo 2020 Dubai
One of the most recognisable Islamic art events—the Al Burda Festival that has taken place on December 19 to 21, opened at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo 2020 Dubai.
Organised by the Ministry of Culture and Youth, this year’s edition of the Al Burda Festival that takes place under the theme ‘Transcending Spaces, Discovering the World,’ honoured the creativity and excellence in the practice of various Islamic disciplines.
The Ministry of Culture and Youth launched the Al Burda Award in AH 1425 / 2004 AD to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
In its 16th edition, various Islamic cultures and aesthetics were honoured that involves poetry (classical and Nabati), calligraphy (classical and modern), ornamentation, and Arabic typography that pay tribute to the complexity of the Arabic language through original submissions from