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April 1, 2020

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LET'S CELEBRATE URDU!

Jashn-e-Rekhta, the most loved cultural festival of India, is coming to Dubai on Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2019. This festival promises to be UAE's biggest event where some of Urdu world’s most renowned scholars and celebrities will brighten up the stage with Sufi music performances, Ghazals, Qawwali, Dastangoi, Panel discussions and more!

Devoted to the preservation and promotion of Urdu language, literature and culture, Rekhta is proud to bring this festival to Dubai. The UAE’s exuberant and cosmopolitan communities have broadened the scope of Urdu as a popular medium of speech. The festival will be a treat for lovers of the language who will be able to enjoy Urdu’s beauty and rich heritage through its various art forms.

MAIN STAGE (Mehfil Khana)

Day 1 | 28th Feb | 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

  • Kaifi Aur Main - a romatic saga with Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Jaswinder Singh

Day 2 | 1st Mar | 3:00 PM – 10:30 PM

  • Ghazal singing by Tanya Wells and Paulo Vinicius

  • Kaisi Hogi Duniya Adab Ke Baghair - Javed Akhtar

  • Qawwali - Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad

  • Grand Mushaira - Anwar Masood, Anwer Shaoor, Farhat Ehsas, Abbas Tabish, Shakeel Azmi and others

Day 3 | 2nd Mar | | 3:00 PM – 10:30 PM

  • Filmon Ki Baatein: Zabaan Ya Andaaz-e-Bayaan - Mahira Khan, Ali Fazal and Sarmad Sultan Khoosat

  • Revisiting Faiz Ahmad Faiz - Raza Murad and Radhika Chopra

  • Dastangoi - Mahmood Farooqui and Darain Shahidi

  • Sufi Permormance - Sanam Marvi

Auditorium (Bazm-e-Khayaal)

Day 2 | 1st Mar | 3:00 PM – 10:30 PM

  • Urdu Aur Hum-Nawa Zabaanein - Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Abul Kalam Qasmi and Sheen Kaaf Nizam with Nomaan Shauque

  • Urdu Shayari Ki Pehli Fasl-e-Kamaal - Taqi Abedi and Khalil ur Rahman

  • Qisse Shayaron Aur Mushairon Ke - Shamim Hanfi and Ashfaq Hussain with Farhat Ehsas

Day 3 | 2nd Mar | | 3:00 PM – 10:30 PM

  • Kahaani Ka Sach - Mustansar Hussain Tarar and Asif Farrukhi

  • Urdu Mein Mohabbat aur Muzahimat Ki Awaazein - Zehra Nigah and Arfa Sayeda Zehra with Sarwat Zehra

  • Urdu Tehziib Mein Jashn-e-Insaniyat - Shamim Hanfi and Asid Farrukhi

TICKETS INCLUDE:

  • Full day access (respective category), Zabeel Park entry, free parking at Zabeel and VAT

  • OPEN TO ALL AGES; Children above age of 4 yrs require tickets

  • Entry from Gate 1, 2 & 3 of Zabeel Park

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LOCATION Zabeel Park - Zabeel Area, Near Al Jafiliya Metro Station - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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