International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition
The third edition of the Dubai International Exhibition of the Art of Arabic Calligraphy was inaugurated at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel recently, by United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais. Calligraphers from 18 countries attended the Third International Arabic Calligraphy exhibition which was organised by the Dubai Tourism, Commerce and Marketing (DTCM) in collaboration with the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture of Istanbul. Participants of the five-day exhibition were drawn from several countries, including Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Bosnia, Bangladesh, Libya, Algeria, Japan, Oman, Lebanon and the UAE.
Eight countries participated for the first time, including Morocco, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Libya, Algeria, Japan, Oman and Bosnia.