His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has witnessed the launch ceremony of the 37th Edition of the LIBER International Book Fair, LIBER 2019, in Madrid, Spain.
The Emirate of Sharjah is taking part in the fair as its Guest of Honour. LIBER 2019 is being held at the Feria de Madrid from 9th to 11th October 2019.
Before the opening ceremony, the Sharjah National Band offered a salutation performance featuring traditional Emirati dances, to celebrate emirate’s participation as the Guest of Honour.
The Sharjah Ruler then toured the main exhibition hall, Sharjah’s pavilion, and watched a performance by the Sharjah National Band, affiliated to the Sharjah Heritage Institute, in addition, to live workshops in Arabic calligraphy and sewing traditional costumes.
His Highness also visited Sharjah’s pavilion, learning about the various activities it will organise during the fair, touring the emirate’s cultural and historical exhibitions on display. The Sharjah Ruler was also briefed about the events itinerary put together by Sharjah’s participating cultural institutions, in which several Emirati authors and intellectuals will talk about their works and discuss important topics like cultural exchange and ways to support the publishing industry.
During his tour, His Highness watched a performance by the Sharjah National Band, affiliated to the Sharjah Heritage Institute, in addition to live workshops in Arabic calligraphy and sewing traditional costumes, which attracted huge crowds.