Cultural Achievements


1. Poetry Encyclopedia (CD). This Encyclopedia aims at collecting Arabic poetry from pre Islamic era till modern era. It is equipped with technical and artistic characteristics such as search, listen, statistical tables, and biographies of poets.

The first publication was in 1998 and included around 180,000 lines of poetry for 80 poets. The second publication was in 2001 and included more than 1,300,000 lines for more than 100 poets. The third publication was in 2004 and contained more than 2,400,000 lines of poetry from 2,300 collections of poems. In addition, it contains ten Dictionaries (Arabic) and 265 literary reference books. The Encyclopedia is in one Lazer C.D

2, Audio – Book

The Audio Book project started in 1979 as a leading nonprecedented one in the Arab World. 70 books were recorded by the end of 2005. The Audio books list includes Arabic and translated books, in addition to the activities organized by the Cultural Foundation.

The content of the books includes heritage, poetry, translated works, music and Arts.

1. (Al-Bukhala’)- The Mean
2. Animals
3. Kalila wa Dimna
4. Entertainment (Imta’ wa Mu'anasa)
5. Nizar Qabani
6. Abdulwahab Al.Bayati
7. Tagore
8. The last three Minutes
9. George Zamphir
10. Nassir Shamma
11. Japan
12. The Departure of the Damascene Lover
13. The Mysterious Man, Thomas Carlyle
14. Levantine Tales
15. The prophet
16. Extracts from Abu Al-Tayeb Al-Mutanabi’s poetry
17. The Arab Sun Rises on the West
18. Ibn Al-Nafees, the discoverer of Blood Circulation.
19. Extracts from Saeed Aql poetry
20. Um Hashem’s Lantern, Yahya Haqqi
21. Khan Al-Khalili, Najeeb Mahfouz
22. Nahj Al-Balagha, Imam Ali Bin Abi Taleb
23. The prince, Mickaville
24. Shakespeare, from civilization story Book, W. Deorant
25. My Life Story, Charlie Chaplain
26. Journal of the Naughty Boy, Mahmoud Al-Sa’dani
27. Heavenly Signs, Abu Hayan Al-Tawhidi
28. Hay Bin yaqthan Quarter Letter, Ibn Tufail
29. Al-zaini Barakat, Jamal Al-Gheitani
30. The Tortured on Earth, Taha Husain
31. Talal Haider poetry
32. The stick, Osama Bin Munqith


3, Publication Department
In order to publish and spread books and translated works, Mohammed Al-Suweidi established the publication Department at the Cultural Foundation in 1994. 300 publications were released on all fields of science, Arts, and Thinking.

The publications were of high quality content and design. Below are some of these publications:

• Hubble’s vision, winner of Kuwait’s Establishment for scientific Advancement Award.
• Horses.
• The Edge of science, Richard Morris .
• The Iliad.
• The Mongol History, from Jankiz Khan till the establishment of Taymour State.
• Dardamis.
• Taqasim ala Al-Anbar.
• Currency in the UAE.
• UAE climate.
• African cinema, an esthetic phenomenon.
• Islamic State in Andalusia .
• Al-Minah Al-Malakia fi sharh al-Hamzia.
• Dictionary of Known Topics.
• Al-Don Al-Hadi, Michael Sho lo Khof.
• Masterpieces of Drama and poetry, Rabindranath Tagore
• When we lost satisfaction, John Steinbeck.
• The Dream Game (a play) by August Strederberg.
• Rowdiness and Violence, William Wagner.
• Love in Cholera Era, Gabriel Garsia.
• A New Mind for a New World, Robert Einstein and Paul Irlish.
• Masalek Al-Hunafa Ila Mashari’ Al-Salat ala Al-Nabi Al-Mustafa, (PBUH), by Iman Qastalani.
• Arctic Dreams, by Barry Lopez.
• Ibn Hazm.
• Fatawa Qadi Al-Jama’ah, Ibn Siraj Al-Andalusi.
• Intihaz Al-Furas fi Al-Sayd Wal Qans, Taqi al-Deen Al-Nashiri (Seizing opportunities in Hunting).
• Masalek Al-Absar Fi Mamalik Al-Amsar, Eighth volume, Sufi, poor Groups, Ibn Fad Allah Al-Omari.
• Newton, for Beginners, William Rank in.
• Hereditary, for Beginners, Steve Jones and Borin Van Lon.
• Einistein, for Beginners, Lorel Bronir and Zoran Jeftik.
• Mandella, for Beginners, Tony Benshik.
• Tabsirat Al-Ghafel wa Tathkirat Al-Aqel, Mohammed Al-Tayeb Al-Moreni.
• Glimpses on UAE Heritage and Folklore.
• Protocol and Achievements of years.
• Schools of poetry criticism in Andalus.
• Salem Al-Jamri: Life and Poems.
• Explanation of Mashiniya prayer, Ibn Kiran.
• Islam and the Sudanese society, Mali Empire, 1230 – 1430 AD.
• Collection of Mauslai Al-Arabi al-Darqawi Al-Hasani Letters.
• Arabic linguistic Dictionaries. • UAE and the British Airline to the East.
• I was a witness.
• Architecture in Zanjibar.
• The Food We Eat, Joanna Blythman.
• The next 500 years, Adrian Berry.
• Al-shamel in Medical Industry, Ibn Al-Nafees.
• The Effect of economic and social changes on Gulf Drama.
• Herodotus History.
• The Complete Record of Alfonso De Al Bokerk.
• Middle Ages World in the eyes of Moslems.
• Chuos, James Gleek.
• Arab Gulf Region.
• Old Arabic and its Dialects.
• The History of Portuguese invasion of Qatif.
• Under more than one sky: Journeys to Yemen, Lebanon, Oman, Syria, Morocco and Canada.
• Woman in my poetry.
• The Moslem Family and the challenges of the Era.
• The Sickening Mind: Mind, Behavior, Immunity and illness, Paul Martin.
• Averroes (Ibn Rushd), philosopher of the orient and the oxidant.
• Kitab
Mofeed Al-Ebad, Al-Shanqiti. • Metamorphoses, ovid, translated by Adonis.
• Homer, the Iliad, translated by Mamdoh Odwan.
• Quosawi Doctors.
• Sheikh Abdul Rahman Bin Ali Al-Mubarak Court.
• Dark Life, Michael Taylor.
• Ibn Dhaher, a documentary study on his poetry and Biography.
• No Handicap, but Determination.
• Al-Buldan Dictionary, Yaqout Al-Hamawi.
• Ruins in the Arabian Gulf, Michael Rice.
• Al-Ziyara Al-Nabawiya, Bayn Al-Bid’ia wa Al-Shar’ia (The prophet visit, between Heresy and Legitimacy).
• Fokozawa Yoktishi Biography.
• Al-Maqamat Al-Natharia, Al-Hadrami.
• Human resources Development in the UAE.
• The Dissident Nickos Kanzintzaks.
• Aladeen Bin Al-Nafees Al-Quraish.
• T.S. Eliot, Biography.
• Tahtheeb Al-Asrar, Al-Naisabori.
• Punishment and Diyat (Blood Money).
• Kalb Tribe poetry until the end of Omayad Era.
• Conflicts, Edward De Bono.
• Al-Imrani in Hunting Region .
• The Ash of Memory.
• Black Holes, Steven Hoking.
• Baghdad in the Good old Days, Constani M. Alexander.
• Lost poems by Ahmed amin Al-Madani.
• Al-Jawaher and Their Qualities, Yahia Bin Maswaih.
• Ali Bin Qamber, Life and poetry.
• Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono.
• The Road to Jerusalem.
• About This Life, Bary Lopez.
• Pre-Islam Era Literature in Arabic Heritage Resources.
• Feeding the sun (Asian poetry).
• Foko, Chris Horocus.
• Picasso, by Andrew Brighton and Andre Klemosky.
• Abu Wajza Al-Sa’di poetry, Waleed Mohammed Al-Saraqbi.
• Future of Education and Educating Future.
• Gabriel Garsia Marquiz: A sarcastic speech against a sitting man (Drama).
• Selected modern world poems, translated by Badr Shaker Al-Sayab.
• Orjouzat of summer and fall Fruit, Ibn Ibrahim Al-Andalusi Al-Arakishi.
• Mozoun (Novel), Mohammed Obaid Ghubash.
• Al-Shanfara Al-Azdi poetry.
• Transformation in syntax and its relation to parsing in the seven Readings.
• Modern Emirati poetry: Introductions and studies.
• Bin Arabi Letters, Explanation of Mubtada Al-Toufan and other Letters.
• Place in the UAE short story.
• Ship idiom for Arabs, Henz Kinderman.
• India Wonders, Bazrak Bin Shahrayar.
• Hasat Al-Sabr, A Tale from UAE.
• Measuring Directions.
• Hamad Bin Khaleefa Bu Shihab poetry.
• HYKO, Japanese poetry.
• Sirafi’s Journey.
• Islamic – Christian Dialogue: opportunities and challenges.
• Formal participation.
• The perfume (Al – Itr), a Novel, by Patrick Zoskind, A story of a killer.
• The Third River Bank (stories from Latin America).
• Binjamin Al-Tateeli Journey.
• Jail Experience in Andalusia poetry.
• A Journey to Happy Arabia via the Eastern Ocean and Red Sea straits, D. Lark.
• Ma’atem (Stories), Ghulam Husain Sa’idi.
• Modernism and post modernism, Peter Broker. • The Monkey, Woochang . N.
• The Reality of Dinar, Dirham, Sa’ and Med, Al-Sabti.
• Development of Media Institutions in the UAE and their impact in Cultural Development.
• Cultural Movement in the UAE.
• The secret of children Happiness, A guide for parents, by Steve Bedolf.
• Authority without Accountability: press and Broadcasting in Britain.
• Dawn Appearance.
• Myths Illustrated Book, Tales and Myths of the world, Neil Phillip.
• Abu Al-Abbas Ahmed Bin Shukail Al-Andalusi.
• Lateral Thinking, Edward de Bono.
Fourth, Al-Suweidi Publishing House A cultural Arab nonprofit publishing Establishment based in Abu Dhabi. It was established in 1989 to promote paper and electronic publications based on multimedia. It presents cultural projects that focus on journey literature, space civilization, Arabic language and poetry. A number of establishments are affiliated to Al-Suweidi publishing, such as The Arab centre for Geographic Literature, Bin Battouta Award, Al-Rihla Magazine.

The Publishing House publishes literary, geographic and artistic works.
Below are some of its publications:
• Renaissance Arts, Tharwat Okasha, Three parts: Renaissance Barouche, Rococo.
• The History of Islamic Arts, Mahmoud Yousuf Khidr, winner of Award of best book on Arts from Kuwait Establishment for scientific Advancement, 2005.
• Pathways of Dawn.
• Rosy Dreams.
• Bracelets in the Moon’s wrist.
• Tambourine Drummer.
• Night Companion.

Mohammed Al-Suweidi paid special interest to Journey Literature. This was reflected in the activities and publications of Dar Al-Suweidi.
An annual Seminar is organized for Bin Battouta Award to select the best research works or geographic studies and journey literature. Dar Al-Suweidi also published the following books:
• Gold and Tempest, 1668 – 1683, Ilias Al-Mousili Journey to America.
• Reminder of the News on Travels Agreements, 1182 – 1185, Mohammed Bin Jubair Al-Andalusi.
• Abyssinia Journey, 1896 – Sadeq Jamal Al-Athm.
• Two Journeys to Syria – 1908 – 1920, Mohammed Rasheed Redha.
• Rihlat Al-Wazeer Fi Iftikak Al-Aseer (The Minister’s Journey to Release the prisoner) 1690 – 1691, Mohammed Al-Ghassani Al-Andalusi.
• A journey to Europe 1912 – Georgi Zeidan.
• Ibn Khaldoun’s Journey, 1352 – 1401.
• Shamia Travels, 1910, prince Mohammed Ali Basha.
• A journey to the Heights of White Nile, 1839 – 1840, Al Bekbashi Salim Qubtan.
• Al-Diwan Al-Nafees Fi Iwan Paris, Rifa’ah Rafe’ Al-Tahtawi.
• Khatrat Al-Taif, 1347 – 1362, Lisan Al-Deen Bin Al-Khateeb.
• Al-Gharnati Journey: Tuhfat Al-Bab wa Nukhbat Al-I’jab to Europe and Asia.
• Al-Nuzha Al-Shahiya fi Al-Rihla Al-Salimia, 1855, Salim Bestres. • My Travels in English India and Kashmir, Prince Yusuf Kamal.
• Al-Maqdisi Journey: Ahsan Al-Taqasim fi Marifat Al-Aqalim.
• Rihlat Ibn Fadhlan ila Bilad Al-Turk wa Al-Furs wa as-saqaliba, 921.
• A Journey to India, 1899 – 1900 Mar Athnasius Agnatius Nuri.
• The Journey of winter and summer, 1629 – Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al-Hussaini.
• The European Journey, 1919, Mohammed Bin Al-Hassan Al-Hajwi Al-Tha’alibi.
• The crowing Journey to the capital of England 1902.
• Al-Miknasi Journey 1785: A Journey to Mecca and Jerusalem.
• The prince in Paris (A Journey to France and Switzerland) 1913 – Mohammed Al-Miqdad Al-Warthalani.
• The kind images that the pilgrim has of the holiest shrine – 1929, Shakib Arslan. • A week in paris 1922, Mohammed Bin A. Salam Al-Saeh.
• A Traveler’s Journal (The Journey of Al-Azhar Sheikh to Europe)(1909 – 1914) Sheikh Mustafa A. Razzaq. • Paris Journey 1867 – Francis Fath Allah Al-Marrash .
• A Foukai Al-Andalusi Journey, 1611 – 1613 – Ahmed Bin Qassem Al-Hajari “Afoukai”.
• Al-Wastah Fi Marifat Ahwal Maltah (Mediation in knowing the Conditions of Malta) 1834 – 1857 – Ahmed Faris Al-Shidyak.
• The American Journey 1912 – prince Mohammed Ali Pasha.
• The Japanese Journey 1909 – prince Mohammed Ali Pasha.
• A Journey in the Desert of Libya, 1923 – Ahmed Mohammed Hassanain Pasha.
• Five Journeys to Algeria, 1904 – 1932 – Mohammed Al-Khadr Husain and others.
• The Journey of Mohammed Al-Kabeer, Bey of west Algeria and Algerian Desert, 1785 – Ahmed Bin Hattal Al-Telmisani.
• Ithaf Al-Akhyar bi Gharaeb Al-Akhbar (A Journey to France, Belgium, Englandand Italy) 1876 Idris Al-Juaidi Al-Salawi.
• My Tours to Western Tibit and Kashmir, 1915 – prince Yusuf KamalAl-Matali’s Al-Badria Fi Al-Manazil Al-Roomia, 1499 – 1577, Badr Al-Deen Mohammed Al-Amiri Al-Ghazi Al-Damshqi.
• The Maeeni Journey, 1938 – Ma’ Al-‘ainain Bin Al-Ateeq.
• Beirut Berlin Beirut: Observations in Europe, and Germany during the 2nd world war 1941 – 1942 – Kamel Mriwi.
• Three Algerian Journeys to Paris 1852, 1878, 1902.
• Journeys of Good omen in touring Germany and Switzerland, 1889. • Al-Rihla Al-Ayashiya 1661 – 1663.
• Yohana Bin Butlan Journey 1049.
• Bilughat Al-Maram (A Journey, to Mecca 1797.
• Sinbad from Sudan (Around the world in 100 Journeys and half a million miles) – 1922 – 1955.
• A Journey to South Africa 1924.
• A Journey to Negros country (Eight Months in West Africa) 1929.
• Al-Nafhah Al-Miskiyeh fi Al-Sifara Al-Turkiyeh 1589 – Ali Bin Mohammed Al-Tamkarouti (The Musk Fragrance at the Turkish Embassy).
• Prince Fakhr Al-Deen Al-Ma’ni Journey to Italy 1613 – 1618.
• Al-Saffar Journey to France 1845 – 1846 Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al-Saffar Al-Andalusi Al-Tatwani.
• Hasrat Al Yaqoot Fi Hisar Beirut (The Grief of Corundum at Beirut’s siege).
• Fitnat Al Athar – (The Charm of Footsteps) (Tracing Ibn Batouta in Anadolia).
• Where do ocean’s Birds go? (From Alexandria to Moscow).
• African Tours (From Maboto to Ponjoul).
• From Nowak shot to Istanbul.
• The Morella yellow Flower (A Moroccan voyage on Death Boats).
• An Eye an A Wing: Voyages on virgin Islands, Zanjibar, Thailand, Vietnam, Andalusia, Empty Quarter.
• A Journey to Lebanon.
• Journeys Around the world.
• The Journey of hardship between water and sky (Three Islands, four seas and five ports).
• The White African perfume (Journeys in North Africa).
• From Damascus to Samarkand (A Journey to Uzbekistan) . • Beijing Journey (Modern Beijing Features).
• A Journey to Italy 1960 – 1961.
• An Arab Ambassador in China (Observations Palm Trees and Bricks (Observations between Basra and Norge).
• India Book (Pilgrimage to Hari – Dowar).
• Baghdad’s Diary (Journal of Return to place of Origin).
• Cities and Faces (Journeys in Turkey, Morocco and Portugal).
• Mid-Night Maps (Journeys in Istanbul, Athens, Algeria, and Tehran).
• Those who crossed the Empty Quarter (Companions of Mubarak bin London Speak).
• Hope and Despair in Arnaoat (Journey to Albania).
• Reading the World: Journeys to Cuba, Reo de Janero, Mali, Lisbon, Middle India.
• The Arab Journey to Europe, America, Rusia during 19th and 20th centuries.
• Al-Rihla Al-Safariya: Evidence and Logic.
• The Moroccan Journey in the 19th century: Levels of Narration. • Europe in the Mirror – The Image of the other in the Modern Moroccan Journey.
• Arab Ambassadors in Europe. 1610 – 1922 (Awareness of Differences).
• The West Moslem Travelers and the Image of the Arab Orient from the 6th century to 8th century (Hijra).
• Journal of a Motorcycle – Ernesto Chi Guevara.
• Journeys in Persia 1673 – 1677 – sir John Shardan.
• Romantic Travelers – Journals, observations Palestine and Jordan by French writers in the 19th century.
• A Journey to the orient 1834 – 1835 – A. O. Kinglik.
• Flopeer in Egypt 1849. Gostav Flopeer.
• A Journey Across Persia
1903 – Journal and Observations of Eliot Williams.
• Nothing …… Nobody – Diaries in North Europe.
• The pavement of the killed: observations of an Arab Journalist in Iraq.

5, The Arab Centre for Geographic Literature
The centre is working on five major projects on Journey Literature which are published by Dar Al-Suweidi in five series of publications.
Irtiyad Al-Afaq, New Sinbad; The Modern Arab Journey, Geographic Literature Studies, World Journeys, and The East of the Western people.
Irtiyad Al-Afaq series publication started on 2001. It explores unknown Arab and Moslem writers and travelers who traveled around the world and wrote their journals and impressions.
They transferred image of what they saw and observed regarding scientific and industrial development, construction, urban development, patterns of life, and rights. This series has 100 books that explore the will of Arabs to explore new places, their readiness for adventure to obtain knowledge and entertainment. It aims at obtaining knowledge of the others, their world, and looking for the constituents of Arab and Moslem civilization via these Journeys by men of letters, thinkers, Sufis, pilgrims, scientists and other Arab Travelers.
New Sinbad series (The Modern Arab Journey) presents samples of Arab Journey Literature by adopting texts by Arab writers about places, Arab, Islamic geographic heritage to encourage authors to learn about the various ways of life, cultural, economic and social activities, habits, traditions of humankind.
Journey Literature constitutes cognitive wealth of stories and observations in addition to strange, surprising and interesting things.
The Geographic Literature studies series aims at paying attention to geographic literature to raise awareness and more interest among our culture people in this issue and to renew dealing with it among the educated and creative Arabs.
The series of world Journeys adds a new dimension by presenting the Journey literature written in other languages in its capacity as a humanitarian product.
As for the East of the western people series, it issues, translates and publishes a collection of the works of European pilgrims and men of letters to the East, starting from the earliest journeys till the 20th century. This forms a comprehensive cognitive encyclopedia that explores the geography of the orient.

6, The Electronic Village
The Electronic village is a UAE, non-profit company, based in Abu Dhabi, and was established in 1998. Its focus is on the field of electronic publications development of digital content and merging multimedia. It presents cultural, artistic and cognitive projects that concentrate on the Arab scientific heritage, humanities, Arabic Language, Arab poetry, Journey literature, and space civilization.
The Electronic village has been able to develop many websites on the internet such as: Al-warraq, Al-Masalek, Al-Rihla, Wahat Al-Au’alaqat, Wahat Al-Mutanabi, Masalek Al-Mutanabi, Quran Atlas, and Interpretation of your vision.

7, Al-Warraq
Al-Warraq is considered the cultural portal of the Electronic village and its main site. It is the result of great and varied efforts that started in 1998 until present. It represents the greatest internet library in the world, as it includes more than one million digital pages on the web pertaining to Islamic heritage of complete texts.
Al-Warraq site started in 2000 with one million pages of Arabic books on topics like literature, history, philosophy, philology and others which are available to pursuer from all parts of the world free of charge. It includes a chatting site for constructive cultural dialogue. Moreover, it has a page for rare texts of heritage and contemporary Arab literature.
It also has a photo library, audio-visual library and many other services and materials that have qualified the site to win that award of the best cultural content in the UAE in 2005. Al-Warraq project is supported by a team of programmers, editors and researchers on languages and graphic designers.
During the period of three years, Al-Warraq has been able to become an important digital library that includes about 900 of the most important references in Arab and Islamic scientific heritage, covering (16) topics of knowledge of which some books are on the internet, such as “Al-AGhani”, by Al-Asfahani, Al-Tabaqat Al-Kubra by Ibn Sa’sd, Al-Kamel in History by Ibn Al-Atheer, History of Islam by Al-Thahabi and others.
Many people peruse this site daily, such as researchers, scholars, Arabs and Orient scholaras, students, men of letters, journalists, educated persons, like doctors and engineers and the public who have interest in knowledge and science.
The site includes books, and text search, but it does not include e-mail, chat or even news. It has gained reputation as one of the most important tools and resources of Arab and Moslem culture and heritage.

8, Mo’alaqat Oasis (Odes)
This site identifies and defines the places that were stated by the poets of the ten “Mo'alaqat” (Odes) and provides explanation of each line of each Mo'alaqa, with supporting meanings of vocabulary.
Priority is given to old explanations. The site includes ten (10) pages, one page for each Moalaqa. It constitutes a map of the locations mentioned in each Moalaqa. The text, explanation, meanings of words, maps, audio – visual aids are also available.

9, Al-Masalek (The Routes)
Al-Masalek is an experimental site that aims at re-exploring the genius of place, its civilization, events, battles, tales, personalities, and intellectual production in a new way that applies second web technology and merging multimedia, audio-visual, and what it includes such as written documents, photographs, sound files and maps in order to create an interaction between the place and arts, literature, science, and related knowledge.

The site aims also at re-structuring the piece of information in an interactive way taking into consideration the relationships between geography, history and the community.

Classification of all information will take place to match this new technology which is considered a revolution in web applications. Al-Masalek depends on using Google Earth Map where it is possible to view the region, city or village and even the exact building or street in that place.

Al-Masalek tries to explore the routes of journeys, cities and villages. It also deals with types of food, plants, poets, odes, films, images, Masalek of Journeys explore places visited by the travelers; Masalek of cities identifies the civilization of each city and its people; Masalek of poets cares for the place the poets visited or mentioned in his poetry, or even where he was born.

Moreover, Masalek of food identifies the place and its food or fruit; Masalek of plants tries to identify the place where certain plants are planted, used or transported. Even Masalek of books links the book to the place of publishing or place of birth of its author.

10, Al-Mutanabi Oasis
Al-Mutanabi Oasis includes a collection of all poems of Al-Mutanabi, explanations of about (40). The main working unit of this project is the line of poetry. Each line is explained. Priority is given to old explanations. The reader can request any line with the list of explanations and specific explanation.

11, Atlas Al-Quran
Atlas Al-Quran is a digital research project that applies Web 2, Google mapping, tagging, multimedia, audio-visual aids, as tools to assist in better understanding of the Holly Quran and encourages proactive understanding.
The idea of the project endeavors to create more awareness among students of schools and universities all over the world through introducing its geography by using Satellite to identify the places mentioned in the holy Quran or related in interpreting a verse or sura or story by any of the prophets or characters or tribes. The total number exceeds 500 places.
 

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