RAK Leisure Leasing, a subsidiary of RAK Leisure dedicated to managing leisure venues to enhance Ras Al Khaimah’s status as a premier tourism destination, unveiled the inaugural Islamic Arts Week exhibition at the scenic Corniche Al Qawasim in Ras Al Khaimah.
Running from November 18 to 25, the art exhibition pays homage to the vibrant cultural legacy of Islamic artistry, coinciding with the globally recognized International Day of Islamic Art on November 18.
Islamic Arts Week exhibition, Ras Al Khaimah
This week-long event not only showcases a diverse array of Islamic art forms but also spotlights the exceptional craftsmanship of local artists. It provides a captivating insight into the beauty and significance of Islamic art, emphasizing its profound contributions to cultural diversity and heritage.
The event also features family-friendly art workshops including geometric shape painting, mosaic art, tote bag painting, candle painting, watercolor Islamic bookmarks, all designed to encourage increased community engagement and a deeper appreciation for Islamic art.
Steven Bishop, General Manager of RAK Leisure, in expressing his enthusiasm, said: “We take immense pride in inaugurating the Islamic art exhibition in Ras Al Khaimah, an event dedicated to showcasing the remarkable talents of our local artists. This event celebrates the profound impact of Islamic art on the regional and global art scene. We anticipate enthusiastic engagement from Ras Al Khaimah’s residents and visitors. Our aspiration is for this event to become a recurring highlight on Ras Al Khaimah‘s cultural calendar.”
Beauty of Islamic artistry
The first Islamic Art Week exhibition at Ras Al Khaimah’s Corniche Al Qawasim invites residents and visitors to engage in a cultural exchange, sharing the beauty of Islamic artistry with local artists.
The visitors and tourists of all ages are invited to experience the exhibition and participate in the family-friendly workshops, held at Corniche Al Qawasim. The daily art workshops, hosted by Kofaa Training Services, will be held at The Pergola, opposite of the Safeer Market. Additionally, on the 18th, 24th and 25th of November, Desert Art Collective will conduct workshops at The Canteen, One More Coffee and Gusto Restaurant & Bar respectively.