Prince of Poets kicks off 6th season
(Abu Dhabi) – Twenty poets will compete for a Dh1 million prize when the sixth season of the classical Arabic poetry competition Prince of Poets begins a run of live shows in Abu Dhabi.
The series is massively popular, with last season’s competition – won by Alaa Janib, 40, an Arabic Literature Lecturer at Cairo University – attracting around 20 million viewers.
“Over the past five seasons, millions of viewers have had the chance to follow 50 poetry evenings aired live on TV, with all the dreams, ambitions, funny situations as well as critical and happy moments,” says director of the Poetry Academy at Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee, Sultan Al Amimi.
The programme, which is screened every two years, has become one of the most-watched in the Arab region.