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The Department of Culture and Tourism is aspiring through its Music Programme to revive the incredibly rich dialogue that music has always engaged not only inside the Muslim world, but also between Islam and other cultures or religions. 

Through its Abu Dhabi Classics Programme, Bait Al Oud Series and Umsiyat Series, the Department presents some of the main artists in the field of Arabic and Western classical music with an aim to display how borderlines between the so called 'Western', 'Arabic' and 'Local' classical music have become porous. At the same time, the Department is offering an extended programme dedicated to regional heritage music thus proposing a unique musical panorama for all listeners.

The Department, as part of its musical programme also aims to combine the educational efforts of younger generations and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the UAE by organizing several dialogues, workshops and lectures by some of the most important contemporary musicians in a bid to revive the culture of dialogue, tolerance and openness to other cultures.


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PO Box 94000,
Abu Dhabi UAE
Tel: +971 2 444 0444,
Fax: +971 2 444 0400,

Toll free number in the UAE: 800 555

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