The Birmingham Qur’an exhibition run from November 20 to 29 at Umm Emarat park in Abu Dhabi.
The weather is breezy and it’s back-to-winters-mode on for all here in the city. My walk in the city, this time was to Umm Emarat Park, previously known as Mushriff Pak. I have loved this park always. I make it a point to take a stroll in here every week. They conduct several events for kids and adults here, it’s always a happening place here in Abu Dhabi – whatever the season! Animal barn, open air cinemas, amphitheater , botanical garden, organic ripe market exhibitions and so on.
This week I made it a point to not miss the Birmingham Qur’an Exhibition happening at the park. It was a marvel to see the beautifully written verses of The Quran, aged back to centuries. Total awe! It’s a Qur’an manuscript that dates back to the 7th century and is one of the oldest surviving Islamic documents in the world. The exhibition comes with a soundtrack – a choir of Quranic recitation with sounds inspired by the night sky at the first encounter between Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and angel Jibreel, explains the assistant who walks you through the exhibition.
They also have a free of charge, calligraphy workshop for kids. Browse through and do not miss this chance to get sight of the oldest manuscript of The Holy Qur’an. It is overwhelming!
Walk to Umm Emarat Park before 29th Nov.
Umm Al Emarat Park,
Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, park open daily 8am to midnight, Dhs5 entry fee.