Festivals, Cultural and City Events

Edinburgh Arab Festival at Fringe

The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies Department ran the first cultural Arab Festival to take place in Scotland.

Arab Festival

This vibrant two-day cultural festival provided visitors with a unique insight into Arab culture through a wide array of open and scheduled events.

Events included Arabic language taster sessions, tours of the University Library’s special manuscript collection, a film screening of Solomon and the Queen and an Arabic calligraphy workshop.

The Edinburgh Arab Festivals ran 28 - 29 August. All events were free.