Organised by the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), the Al Ain Book Festival 2022 (Nov. 14 – 20) had welcomed over 74,000 visitors for hundreds of performances, seminars and workshops across five cultural locations in the emirate.
Sheikh Mohammed said, "Today, I attended the Arabic Language Summit, organised by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth, at Expo 2020 Dubai, accompanied by the Secretary-General of the Arab League and Arab ministers of culture. The Arabic language is a language of beauty, culture, and civilisation and one summit is certainly not enough.
The research by Australian National University (ANU) found that of the world's 7,000 recognised languages, around half are currently endangered - with 1,500 particularly at risk.
Sheikh Sultan launched on Tuesday, 19 new volumes of the Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language at the headquarters of the Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah.
Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi highlighted the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority’s (SBA) critical role through its various media platforms in providing meaningful content to the audience that contributes to immunising society from extraneous ideas or phenomena and the importance of research and expanding knowledge for media figures in order to link ideas and recipients.
Sheikh Sultan stressed the importance of teaching the Arabic language to students, and developing its teaching methods, and encouraging students to learn it.
The latest move by Lughati, the Sharjah-based initiative which has been supporting the smart way of learning Arabic via digital platforms across the
Emirati poets Khulood Almu'alla, Najat Al Dhaheri, Dr. Aisha Al Shamsi and Asma Al Hammadi joined South Korean poet Hyunho Lee, to take the attendees on a mesmerising poetic journey.
In the UAE, love for Arabic is alive and well, and not just among those who are Arabs. Those who do not speak the language have also taken a liking to it. In this respect, it is noteworthy that the Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah (ALA)’s Arabic Language Centre
Dr Sheikh Sultan stressed the need to cooperate with institutions concerned with cultural affairs, support writers and intellectuals, and revive cultural activities to enhance and preserve the Arabic language and heritage.