Dr Ghassan Al Hasan, 71, a Jordanian national of the United Arab Emirates, has been awarded at the Abu Dhabi Awards held last night at the Emirates Palace in the UAE capital. On hand to present the award was His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Dr. Al Hasan is one of the region’s foremost authorities in the study, preservation and promotion of Arabic poetry. As the only person in the world to have earned a Doctorate in Nabati Poetry, his expertise and perspective have added immense value to the documentation and authentication of this form of poetry.
A UAE resident for more than 40 years, Dr Al Hasan’s work in documenting UAE’s Nabati poetry and as a Consultant to the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee have been essential in reviving interest in and understanding of Nabati Poetry throughout the UAE community.
Seven other recipients were recognised for achievements in medical research, overseas humanitarian efforts, preserving the history and culture of the UAE as well as lifetime achievement awards.
Established in 2005, the Abu Dhabi Awards is a Government initiative that recognises and honours individuals who have selflessly dedicated themselves to support and contribute to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Since its inauguration, 63 recipients have been honoured in seven nomination campaigns. For more on the award, click HERE.