Contestants from more than 80 countries are set to take part in the 19th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, taking place this Ramadan.
The annual event, which is aired on TV, involves lectures in various languages as well as the Quran recitation competition – the show’s main event.
Offering Dh600,000 in cash prizes the 21-day event will begin on the first day of the holy month.
“The committee contacted over 120 countries and communities across the globe and, so far, we have received confirmation from 80 countries,” said Ibrahim Bu Melha, Chairman of the organising committee of the Dihqa, on Monday.
The competition’s winner will receive Dh250,000, while the first and second runner-up get Dh200,000 and Dh150,000 respectively.