In its 19th edition held under the theme Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creativity, Innovation & Joy, Abu Dhabi Festival hosted a distinguished panel of pioneering Emirati and Arab poets as part of the Portrait of a Nation II: Beyond Narratives exhibition at Manarat Al Saadiyat on 21 March. The panel celebrated World Poetry Day and the power of words, highlighting the role of poetry in our modern societies.
Culture & Society
As part of its 19th edition held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation & Joy’, Abu Dhabi Festival announces the “EDEN” World Tour by the accomplished mezzo-soprano and one of the biggest opera stars, Joyce DiDonato, between 2 March and 24 April 2022, during which she leads a series of performances across the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
AlUla Moments presents Symphony under the Stars, a spine-tingling musical performance set under millions of twinkling stars in the majestic Arch Rock area of Madakheel. The nature reserve in the vast ancient AlUla desert is a focal point for nature and adventure lovers and photographers from all around the world. It is known for unique rock formations, multi-coloured canyons and volcanic stones.
AlUla Moments announced a special concert to close the events season in the ancient desert city. Music in Ancient Eras will take place on 24th March in the open-air library at Jabal Ikmah, a site considered to have the highest concentration and most diversity of petroglyphs and inscriptions in AlUla.
As part of its 19th edition held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation & Joy', the Abu Dhabi Festival presented Arabic Music Days 2022, held in Berlin’s iconic Frank Gehry-designed Pierre Boulez Saal concert hall between March 1-5, to highlight the rich and diverse aspect of Arab culture.