- The 16-week program will introduce the Kingdom’s diverse cultural sectors to visitors of Saudi Arabia’s landmark Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
- ‘16 Windows’ covers sectors including literature, publishing & translation, film, architecture & design, cultural festivals & events, theatre & performing arts, natural heritage, fashion, and archaeological & cultural landscapes.
Saudi Arabia’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai launches today its ‘16 Windows’ program to introduce visitors to the Kingdom’s diverse culture. Each Wednesday for the next 16 weeks, a specific cultural sector will be celebrated through a series of events that highlight the success, opportunities and future of the country.
The ‘16 Windows’ program, which will convene at KSA’s Pavilion, offers Saudi talent a global platform to engage and connect. Each week, visitors can expect enriching experiences that will leave them coming back to learn more about Saudi culture.
The ‘16 Windows’ program begins later on Wednesday the 24th of November with a focus on Books & Publications, shedding light on the literature, publishing and translation sectors in Saudi Arabia. The KSA Pavilion will host on the first day, Tariq Khawaji, Ithra’s Chief Librarian and Cultural Consultant; Abdullah Al Ghubain, Founder and Managing Director of Dar Athar Publishing and Distribution; Arwa Khomayyis, author and novelist; and Maajeb Al Shammari, writer and General Manager of Tashkeell, an innovative literary platform and Saudi publishing house.
Hussain Hanbazazah, Commissioner General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion, said: “The Kingdom has a long cultural and creative history, encompassing diverse art forms and modes of self-expression. We are delighted to launch the ‘16 Windows’ program at the Saudi Arabia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. This new initiative is one of many that we have been carefully curating to enrich visitors’ journey to our Pavilion and to ensure that our guests can always look forward to a new experience.”
Upcoming editions cover multiple cultural sectors including literature, publishing & translation, film, architecture & design, cultural festivals & events, theatre & performing arts, natural heritage, fashion, and archaeological & cultural landscapes.
Over the six-month course of Expo 2020 Dubai, which is taking place under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Building the Future’, the Saudi Arabia Pavilion is hosting a plethora of events including discussions, panels and symposiums on various topics, as well as vibrant, diverse and powerful cultural shows that include dance, poetry, art and music.