TCA Abu Dhabi

TCA Abu Dhabi Press Release: Literary Evenings to enthrall audiences at Qasr Al Muwaiji

TCA Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Poetry Academy, opens series this Saturday with evening dedicated to the literary arts

All India, 15th February 2017: Playing host to the annual programme of cultural and artistic activities to be held in Al Ain throughout 2017, Qasr Al Muwaiji will host the first session of the ‘Literary Evenings in Muwaiji’ series on Saturday, February 18th. The series aims to celebrate and honour Arabic, Oriental and International literature creation. The evenings will present a variety of literary selections from Emirati and international novels, short stories, poetry, and prose.

In collaboration with the Poetry Academy, the evening will commence with Ayoub Yousif’s linguistic variations inspired from the Arabic language. Yousif is known for his distinguished talent in echoing the past with his contemporary linguistic choices. This will be followed by Nabati poets from the Academy, who will also be performing prose inspired by Emirati heritage.

The programme provides a multitude of ways for visitors to interact with the Emirate’s cherished history, and has been curated to support the UNESCO theme ‘Protecting our Heritage and Fostering Creativity’. It will run throughout 2017 at several iconic locations across the emirate’s Garden City, and offers various events for both visitors and residents alike

Full details and timings:
Qasr Al Muwaiji – Courtyard
Saturday 18th February 2017

Part 1: In the love of Arabic Language – Ayoub Yousif
18:30 – 19:15
Part 2: Nabati Poetry Evening – Poetry Academy
19:30 – 20:15
Free entry

The full cultural programme, organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), incorporates many tangible and intangible heritage aspects of daily life in the UAE.

This extensive programme is designed to highlight Al Ain as the cultural heartland of the Emirate and the home to the UAE’s only UNESCO World Heritage site open to the public. Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities, which fuses the spirit of the past with a lively and contemporary vision for the future.

Further details and the full programme of events and timings can be found at


Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

For more information please contact:
Anu Bhat
PR and Brand Executive
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Tel: +91 11 23737348, +91 9643674469 | Fax: +91 11 23350270