Don't miss the chance to experience witnessing one of the earliest examples of the Islamic holy book in existence. ©

University of Birmingham

Monday 20 November 2017 to Wednesday 29 November 2017
Umm Al Emarat Park

Don't miss the chance to experience witnessing one of the earliest examples of the Islamic holy book in existence

The University of Birmingham is bringing to the UAE for the first time a major interactive digital exhibition telling the fascinating story of the Birmingham Qur’an manuscript, two parchment leaves of the Qur’an that have been radiocarbon dated to the early seventh century. 

Working closely with the British Council and the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development as strategic partner, the University is bringing the unique exhibition to Abu Dhabi.

  • Who: Open to the public
  • When:  20-29 November 2017 
  • Where: Umm Al Emarat Park from 
  • Time: Sunday to Thursday 9am to 10pm; Friday & Saturday 2pm – 10pm

One of the oldest surviving Islamic manuscripts, the Birmingham Qur’an is considered a global treasure and is currently held at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library. Exhibition visitors will be able to explore the manuscript in digital form as well as viewing a detailed replica of the holy script.

The exhibition will also tour to Dubai in early 2018.

Calligraphy Workshops

Complimenting the exhibition, there will be one hour sessions Calligraphy Workshops for kids and adults in dual language led by Narjes Noureddine and Bassem Zbeeb Gallery Arabesque. 

  • School Children (8 - 18 years): Timings are flexible. Contact the below email to book. 
  • Adults: Monday 20 November & Monday 27 November at 7:00pm 

Email before 13 Novembver to book your free place. 

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