Sharjah: Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has witnessed the first performance of the play “Al Hira Majlis” at the 20th edition of the Sharjah Arabic Poetry Festival.
The play was written by Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi and published by Al Qasimi Publications. Sharjah National Theatre troupe staged the play as part of the activities in association with the festival held at the Al Hira area.
The Ruler of Sharjah presents a precious gift full of the finest expressions and the most eloquent words through the play. The act took the audience on a journey through time. It documents the history of Al Hira in connection with the movement of Al Qawaism.
The people of Al Hira were famous for their courage, generosity and wealth. They were interested in sciences, arts, and literature. The population also had a group of wise men, philosophers, writers, and poets who excelled among them. Al Hira also hosted events like Poetry gatherings, dialogues, and literary meetings.
Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi extended thanks and appreciation to all the participants in the play for their participation and efforts in presenting the play at a distinguished level.
The event witnessed the presence of Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman bin Salem Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Ruler’s Office, Sheikha Nawar bint Ahmed Al Qasimi, Director of the Sharjah Arts Foundation, Mr. Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Sharjah Consultative Council.
Several senior officials, heads of government departments, and officials of institutions were also present at the occasion. A group of poets, writers, artists, and guests of the Sharjah Arabic Poetry Festival also witnessed the play.