H.E Mohamed Saif Alafkham Director General of Fujairah Culture and Media Authority (FCMA) announced during a press conference held on Sunday 29-11-2015 at FCMA the launch of the first edition of Fujairah International Arts Festival which will held from 19 to 28 February 2016 under the patronages of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah .
The festival will include arts and different fields of music , theatre and dance with participation of many artists from all over the world.
The festival is organized under directives from His Highness Sheikh Dr. Rashid bin Hamad Al Sharqi chairman of FCMA to celebrate the fine arts and Arab and international creative diversity and introduce to the people of Fujairah both citizens and residents and festival guests the best global artists , musicians , sculptors and others.
Alafkham stated that : this festival is a good opportunity to highlight the marvelous nature of the Emirate of Fujairah to all the festival guests. In Turn, each guest will become an ambassador of this nature in his/her own country which will contribute in the promoting tourist movement in the emirate “.
Alafkham also revealed that the seventh addition of the Fujairah International Monodrama Festival which was scheduled to be held from 20 to 28 January , 2016 is postponed to be included under the umbrella of the Fujairah International Arts Festival .
The Monodrama Festival will still be held every two years with the same quantity and quality of shows , it will host elite group of artists , critics , writers and specialists in the field of theatrical arts . He pointed out that the Monodrama Festival will benefit greatly from the guests and media from all over the world in attending and covering the festival activities .
Alafkham added that the Fujairah Art Festival aims to create a unique festival arts season distributed in all regions of the Emirate of Fujairah. Dibba theater will be hosting theatre shows while the musical shows will be held in Fujairah .
An Art camp will also be held in Wadi Al Wurayah in addition to traditional musical evening in Masafi . Tawyeen and Siji and the rest of regions in the emirate. Activities will also include street performances , seminars , discussions panels and press conferences for the artists .
H.E Mohamed Alafkham also revealed that the festival will bring back Al Saif Championship . He continued to state that a Higher organizing committee was formed for the festival headed by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Rashed Bin Hamad Al Asharqi FCMA chairman and including in its membership H.E Mohamed Saif Alafkham (festival director ) ,H.E Mohamed Saeed Al-Dhanhani ( Deputy chairman of FCMA) ,H.E Jeryes Samawi (former director of Jarash Festival in Jordan) , H.E Yahya Al Qaisi ( Deputy Director of FCMA ) ,H.E Ali Mahdi (Secretary General of ITI World wide ) ,Mr. Abdullah Mohammad Al-Dhanhani, Mr. Abdullah Rashid Al-Dhanhani, Mr. Mohamed Al Hofety .
Deputy Director of FCMA Mr. Yahya Al-Qaisi stated during press conference that the festival will have its own logo and social media accounts . A huge advertising and media campaign will be launched starting January , 2016 to promote the event . Indicating that the FCMA will hold a press conference to announce all the details of Fujairah International Arts Festival during January.