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Thu, 19 Oct



Dubai Calligraphy Biennale

A guided tour to the most important venues covering the first edition of the biennale

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Dubai Calligraphy Biennale
Dubai Calligraphy Biennale

Date & Time

19 Oct 2023, 09:30 – 17:30

دبي, Sheikh Zayed Road 25 Adjacent To Ibn Battuta Mall - قرية جبل علي - دبي - United Arab Emirates


We are delighted to offer you one-day visits to the most interesting spots covering the Calligraphy biennale happening in Dubai. All visits will be guided.

Since we might have 5 different stops we have provided a bus to help you with the transportation and not worry about driving.

Please be there on time. Alternatively, you can catch up with the tour at the following points:

10:30am Etihad Museum

11:30am Al Safa Art & Design Library

12:30pm Lunch at a selected place (to be determined)

13:30pm Al Jalila Culture & Arts Centre

15:00pm Foundry, Kalimat gallery, and Mondoir gallery

16:30pm Tour across d3 exhibition at B6, outdoor installations of Mattar bin Lahej and Viktor Ekpuk ending at Khawla Art Gallery at B10.

5:30pm: Return to Ibn Battuta Gate hotel

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority is to hold the first edition of the Dubai Calligraphy Biennale, a contemporary event taking place across Dubai from 1 to 31 October 2023, with the participation of a group of calligraphers and artists from all over the world. The Biennale celebrates the successes achieved by the Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition over the course of 10 editions, and

reflects the Authority's keenness to highlight the importance of calligraphy as an expressive and aesthetic tool that embodies creativity, in addition to building a global platform for discovering and empowering new talent. This comes within the framework of the Authority's commitment to achieving Dubai's cultural vision aimed at cementing the emirate's position as a global center for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving hub for talent.

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