Dubai’s House of Poetry Organises Twitter Debate with Contestants from ‘Million’s Poet’ Season 8

  • 14 Aug 2018

The Dubai-based House of Poetry, an institute affiliated with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), held a Twitter debate with contestants from season 8 of the popular TV show “Million’s Poet”.

Participating poets included contestants Ahmed bin Shamis Al Mazroui; Fawaz Al Zanati Al Anzi; Mohammed Sulaiman Al Anzi; and Tahani Al Tamimi; in addition to poets Nabhan Al Salti; and Mutab Al Nassar Al Sharari. Conducting the evening, meanwhile, was poet Sabika Mohammed Al Shehhi.

The event reiterates the House of Poetry’s commitment to promoting poetry, and introducing it to the masses as a means to spread knowledge and facilitate cultural exchange between countries. The debate was met with enthusiasm both in the UAE and abroad, where the audience sent questions to the participating poets about their experience and future aspirations. The public interacted with the poets using the hashtag #HouseOfPoetryDubai, which managed to reach 2.8 million people around the world, with the most popular tweet registering 98,000 views.