After five days of cultural events and heritage shows that witnessed a remarkable presence, Sharjah concluded the World Book Capital 2019, its participation in the Moscow International Book Fair, which was a distinguished guest on its 32nd session, as the first Arab city in the history of the exhibition, as Sharjah introduced its cultural project, Creative Arab and Emirati, during the period from the fourth to the eighth of September.

Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Government Relations Department and Head of Sharjah Delegation, said that Sharjah's active participation in one of the world's cultural events reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, calling for culture to be a language. The principal emirate speaks to the world.

He added: “Sharjah has come to a country with a great cultural heritage, and we are concluding this participation through which the emirate presented a fundamental definition of the UAE and Arab cultures, and informed the Russian public - writers, intellectuals, publishers, and a lover of literature and culture - on the achievements of cultural institutions and bodies in Sharjah, with the participation of the emirate, marks a new achievement in addition to a march of achievements, which has achieved a presence at the level of various countries and cities around the world, and has become one of the main cities on the map of cultural action ».

Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi continued: “For five days, Sharjah presented an exceptional scene that demonstrates the strong ties between the UAE and the Russian Republic, which have long been built on the cultural, economic and other levels. And embodied a civilizational feature that crossed the language barrier, confirming that culture and human creativity are common constants that bring people together.

Remember the call

For his part, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority, Ahmed bin Rakad Al Ameri, said that the emirate's participation as the first Arab city to be a guest at the Russia Book Fair, is an affirmation of its status and importance in the field of Arab and international cultural work, pointing out that the emirate through this participation the importance of its project Cultural book-based approach to communicate with the other.

He added: «After every participation of the Emirate in the Arab and international, we recall the invitation issued by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to strengthen bridges of communication and intellectual and cultural convergence with the world through the book, science, knowledge and creativity, an invitation We have established the importance of opening up to the other, and go to our history, our language, our creations, to get to know us through the poem, the theater, and the heritage formulated by the ancestors and the wealth remains proud of the nations, and Sharjah is today providing a bridge where Russian and Emirati creations converge. ''


During its participation in the exhibition, the emirate organized a series of literary, artistic and heritage events, as well as folkloric performances that roamed the streets of the capital, Moscow, to introduce the Russian public to the Arab and Emirati cultures.The Sharjah Book Authority held more than 15 dialogue and poetry sessions in which more than 15 intellectuals and writers participated.

As part of introducing Russian readers to features of Arab history and literature, the Sharjah Book Authority presented to the exhibition's audience 13 books by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, translated into Russian.

To enhance the prospects for intercultural communication, the TRA has adopted the translation of 59 Emirati and Arabic books at once into the Russian language, the largest initiative of its kind.

«Nimrod» attracts the public

HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, played a huge audience in the Russian capital Moscow at the Gorky Theater, one of the most prestigious international theaters in Russia.

During its celebration, Sharjah not only featured a special guest at the Moscow International Book Fair, presenting the experience of Emirati literature and translating the publications of a number of books into Russian, but also gathered in its stand the audience of the exhibition and introduced him to the rituals of Emirati women and the traditions of men's clothing. The UAE's traditional performances adorned the Red Square.


A book by Sahib

His Highness Sheikh Dr.

Sultan bin Mohammed

Al Qasimi, localized

In Russian, provided by

«Sharjah Book Company»

During the Moscow exhibition.