A group of journalists have been taken on a backstage tour of Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre at Studio City in Dubai, to enlighten them on the competition launched by the centre, based on the directives of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The first episode of the show’s second season will be aired on Sama Dubai TV on Monday and is produced by Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre. Journalists were introduced to the program’s organizers and producers as well as the competition jury.
The journalists were escorted closely by the show’s crew during the tour around the studio through the production floor, where they had a close look at the workflow. They were introduced to the main steps of the production process and briefed on the technical preparations, technological settings and additions to the second season. These additions include poet Hamad Al Khrousi, the host of the ‘Nabd Al Soura’. In addition, each episode will host a renowned poet who has left their imprint and enriched Nabati poetry. The second season of the show will have a new presenter, Emirati poet Ahmad AlBadwawi. Journalists also witnessed the finishing touches before the launch of the program on Monday, 10 November at 9pm. The show will be aired every Monday for 12 episodes, and the 13th episode will bring together the 12 winners to compete in the finale.
The launch of the second season of El Beit is part of the strategic vision of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, to promote the rich cultural heritage of the UAE and the region, bridging the gap between the past and the present through a poetry gateway. El Beit will build on a strong foundation of success from its first season, stimulating interest in Nabati poetry and reinforcing its importance in the lives of people across the UAE and the region. This poetry has historically served as a cultural inheritance passed between generations for hundreds of years, and it strengthens the region’s authentic heritage and identity.
For his part, HE Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmouk, CEO of Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre said: "We are proud to be launching the second season of El Beit which was organized to showcase cultural, educational and poetic initiatives that are rooted in our heritage. This plays a vital role in building bridges of communication between the nation's past and its present. It also attracts young people and motivates them to explore their cultural heritage, embracing their natural role in perpetuating the poetic heritage of the UAE.”
He added: "We look forward to this season of El Beit and anticipate that it will be exceptional in every respect. It reflects the idea¬¬¬¬¬¬ of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, to motivate people to innovate and express their creativity while discovering new talents in the field of Nabati poetry.“
Welcoming the journalists, Majid Abdul Rahman Al Bastaki, the Coordinator of El Beit program said: "We have made some enhancements to the program’s second season to give it a new look that reflects the wishes of the public. In each episode we will host a renowned poet from the Gulf region as a guest of honor. These special guests will be given the responsibility to choose the winner in case there is a tie in the opinion of members of the jury. Moreover, the jury of “Nabd al Soura” has added the renowned Omani poet Hamad Al Khrousi, who is a great asset to the program."
It is worth noting that the second season of El Beit has undergone many steps of preparation based on a careful study of all episodes in the first season, in order to make this season even more outstanding. This is in line with its overwhelming popularity among different segments of society in the UAE and the Gulf. The first season inspired many young people to interact through Nabati poetry and showcase their authentic identity.
Final touches are being applied in preparation for the launch of the first episode of the second season, to be aired on Monday, 10 November on Sama Dubai TV.