Daman Investments Sponsors Emirati Poems

Sponsorship demonstrates Daman’s commitment to cultivating Middle Eastern Arts

Dubai: Daman Investments PSC, one of the leading investment companies in the UAE is a Silver Sponsor during the prestigious Emirates Literature Festival. Well known for its program of active and continuous support of the arts in the UAE and the Arab World, Daman is sponsoring an Emirati author and noted poet, Khaled Al-Budoor in this year’s event. Mr. Al-Budoor, in collaboration with Fadhil Al-Azzawi and Paul Thuysbaert are presenting “Looking Back with Love: Dubai Poems from the 1800’s”.

Presented by H.E. Mohammad Al Murr, the work is a landmark publication of the first ever anthology of the poetry of early Dubai to be translated into English.

Speaking on this occasion, Daman Investments, Group Managing Director Mr. Shehab Gargash said: “ We are pleased to be able to support the community in every aspect of the fine arts. This lovely volume is a grass roots expression of who we were in simpler times. This heritage is to be cherished for our children and the regional culture.”

Looking back with Love: Dubai Poems from the 1800’s 

The poems cover themes that were important to the period – significant issues that governed desert life – rain, the oasis, camels, falcons, the songbird.  Translated by Fadhil Al Azzawi, the noted Iraqi poet and writer and expressed by Paul Thuysbaert’s beautiful photos.


The session is in Dubai Festival City March 10, 2010. ENDS//

About Daman Investments PSC  

Daman Investments PSC is a private joint stock company based in Dubai and capitalized at AED 200 million. From its early beginnings in 1998, the group has grown rapidly into a leading investment company now widely recognized as an authority in its core markets, the Gulf Cooperation Council and Iraq. Known  for  offering innovative investment products and services to both regional and international clients, Daman provides investment management and development capital investment opportunities as well as domestic and regional brokerage operations through its subsidiaries. Daman is committed to the principles of ethical business practice and operational transparency. All Daman’s various operations are regulated by the United Arab Emirates Central Bank, the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA) and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).