Calligraphy schools artfully combined in Dubai exhibition
02 June, 2015
The eighth Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition welcomed more than 380,000 visitors last month, with nearly 80 per cent of work on display being bought by art enthusiasts. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, visited the exhibition and expressed his satisfaction with its contribution to establishing Dubai as a global hub for culture, according to the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Among the highlights of the annual exhibition was the display of a part of the personal calligraphy collection owned by Sheikh Mohammed and sections of the holy Quran of King Hussein bin Talal with engravings in Mamluk Islamic-style calligraphy.