His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated on Monday, Khorfakkan Literary Council.
The council is the most recent cultural edifice in support of the cultural and literary movement in Khorfakkan city, and a continuation of the cultural vision of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, as the council will organise many events, workshops, cultural seminars, poetry evenings, and forums that bring together writers and cultural leaders.
The building is designed in a local style, and is located on two floors with an area of 950 square meters, includes several facilities, a theater that can accommodate 112 spectators, a poets council accommodate 52 people, a library that includes addresses on various topics in addition to administrative offices.
Then His Highness, the Ruler of Sharjah, went to the heritage area in Khorfakkan, where His Highness opened the Poetry House and toured on the halls of the heritage building, listening to the history of the building that was converted into the Poetry House, its goals and vision in attracting poets, intellectuals and writers, and about the center’s activities in organising seminars evenings and poetic dialogues.
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi also inaugurated the Popular Poetry Center, inspecting the center’s facilities and departments, and the cultural activities that the center will offer to enhance the cultural and literary aspect of Khorfakkan.
The history of Poetry House and Popular Poetry Center goes back to the thirties of the last century, and the buildings were restored using materials that correspond to the heritage character and identity of Khorfakkan according to the highest standards of the old building.
During his tour, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah was accompanied by Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, Abdullah Mohammed Al Owais, Chairman of the Department of Culture, Engineer Ali bin Shaheen Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Sharjah Directorate of Public Works, Mohammed Obaid Al Zaabi, Head of Protocol and Hospitality Department, and Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage.