Al Jahili Fort Events
Event on 2017-02-16 00:00:00
Al Jahili Fort celebrates a vibrant cultural and artistic scene with diverse performances, discussions and exhibitions.
In the Memories of the Emirati Song performances, young Emirati performers will play familiar melodies from the 50s, 60s and 70s, while singing the words of original Emirati poetry that pay tribute to their forefathers in a series of unique concerts at Al Jahili Fort.
Al Jahili Fort will also host Bartabas: An Equestrian Performance, inspired by Emirati equestrian arts and traditions, and bringing horsemen and horses from the Versailles Academy of Equestrian Arts. The performance forms part of the Emirati-French Cultural Programme which was created to celebrate the opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi.
The Multaqa Zayed National Museum annual discussions exploring topics that weave together the cultural tapestry of the UAE charting the Zayed National Museum’s development will also be hosted at the fort.
Al Jahili Fort will organise two collaborative exhibitions: Trucial Scouts in collaboration which hosts a collection that pertains to the Trucial Scouts which originated from the fort; and later in the year, Numismatics of the UAE will display a collection of coins and currency from the Central Bank that demonstrates how Al Ain was at the crossroads of trade.
Memory of the Emirati Song
Paying tribute to their forefathers, young Emiratis performers play familiar melodies from the 50s, 60s and 70s, while singing the words of original Emirati poetry, in a unique concert that preserves the Memory of the Emirati Song.
Date: February 16, March 2, April 13
Multaqa Zayed National Museum: Horses: Symbol of Identity
A talk panel on Arabian horses to accompany world class Equestrian Performance by Bartabas.
Date: March 22
Unique Equestrian Choreography in Al Ain
Inspired by Emirati equestrian arts and traditions, horsemen and horses from the prestigious Versailles Academy of Equestrian Arts will perform, directed by Bartabas. Founded in 2003 by the choreographer / horse rider Bartabas, the Academy is a unique school combining dressage work with some other disciplines such as fencing, dance, singing and music.
Date: March 23-25, March 27-28
Timing: 8:00pm Check out Al Ain Cultural Programme here
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates