2008 – Arabic Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony in Dubaï
Young Poetic Talents from Gulf Cooperation Council & Jordan honored for the second Edition of the Vacheron Constantin Arabic Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony 2008 in Dubaï
For the second consecutive year, Vacheron Constantin organized the Awards ceremony – 12th November, 2008 - at the American University in Dubai to honour the winners of the second Vacheron Constantin Arabic Poetry contest for Young Poetic Talents in the presence notably of the UAE Minister of health, Mr. Humaid Mohamed Obeid Al Qutami and the Secretary General of the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, Mr. Ebrahim Abdel Malek.
ِAfter the success of last year’s edition, the contest welcomed for this session, participants not only from the U.A.E, but also from all over the Gulf Cooperation Council and Jordan.
The contestants were university students, who were given an opportunity to showcase their talent in classical or contemporary Arabic poetry. Commemorating this, a book including a selection of the best poems was published and distributed during the event.
The winner in the classical category was Ashraf Bin Hamad Al Assimi from Sultan Qabous University, and in the contemporary category, the winner was Mohammad Sbeei, a Saudi national from Qatar University.
H.E Mr. Humaid Al Qutami presented the awards to the participants and Mr. Marc Guten, International Director of Vacheron Constantin, offered each of the winners a Vacheron Constantin timepiece especially engraved for this special occasion.
Rola Al-Haj, Sales and Marketing Manager of Vacheron Constantin, Marc Guten, Intenational Director of Vacheron Constantin, Ashraf Al Asimand, Classical category winner and Mr. Humaid Mohamed Obeid Al Qutami, Minister of health.
Mohammed Sbeei, Contemporary category winner, Marc Guten, Intenational Director of Vacheron Constantin and Mr. Humaid Mohamed Obeid Al Qutami, Minister of health.