In the presence of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Kingdom of Bahrain: Closing of celebration of Muharraq as 2018 Islamic Culture Capital for the Arab region
Under the high patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, and in a formal ceremony held today in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, the celebration of Muharraq as the 2018 Capital of Islamic Culture for the Arab region concluded under the chairmanship of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, First Deputy Prime Minister. The ceremony was held in the presence of Sheikha Mai bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA); Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO); and ministers of culture of OIC Member States taking part in the Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers. The event was also attended by a number of experts, representatives of Arab, Islamic and international organizations interested in cultural action, several prominent political, intellectual and cultural personalities in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and members of the Islamic diplomatic corps accredited in Bahrain.
The beginning of the ceremony saw the inauguration of the Pearling Path Visitor’s Center, which is a world human heritage site in Muharraq; and the ringing of the bell of peace jointly with the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), at the lobby of the Bahrain National Theatre.
On this occasion, addresses were delivered by BACA President, and ISESCO Director General who, later, handed the celebration shield to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, First Deputy Prime Minister.
Afterwards, a number of Bahraini and Muslim figures were awarded the Celebration’s Shield, and guests attended a musical show.