Casa Árabe, awarded ‘Cultural Personality of the Year’ in United Arab Emirates

Casa Árabe in Abu Dhabi

Organised by Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, the "Zayed Book Awarded" has named Spanish cultural centre Casa Árabe Cultural Personality of the Year for its 18th edition. The award recognises institutions and individuals contributing to the enrichment of Arab culture and literature. 

The official award ceremony was held on Tuesday 30 April at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), and was attended by Casa Árabe's Director General, Irene Lozano, and the institution's Deputy Director, Cristina Juarranz.

The Board of Trustees' decision to award the prize to the Spanish institution was based on the recommendations of the Scientific Committee, which considers that Casa Árabe ‘fulfils the fundamental function of a bridge between Arab and Spanish cultures’. In this respect, those responsible for the award wished to highlight ‘Casa Árabe's unwavering dedication to fostering intercultural dialogue [...] by hosting numerous Arab writers, artists and thinkers alongside Spanish Arabists, all of whom share the goal of cultivating an environment based on principles of tolerance and respect for cultural diversity’.

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