Abu Dhabi First Manuscripts Conference and Exhibition

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is organising the first-ever conference dedicated entirely to manuscripts in the UAE capital.

The exhibition aims to highlight Abu Dhabi’s role in safeguarding and publishing Arab heritage, and feature compelling manuscripts which underline the UAE’s deep-rooted culture and extraordinary history. The event will emphasise and strengthen cultural ties with Arab manuscript centres around the world, whilst also exchanging knowledge and expertise on Arabic manuscripts.

The conference features six different sessions highlighting the historical value of editing, publishing and preserving manuscripts, with the participation of renowned moderators from across the GCC region including:

Dates: January 16 and 17, 2019, with an accompanying exhibition running until the February 16, 2019, at Manarat Al Saadiyat