World Arabic Language Day (WALD), also known as the UN Arabic Language Day is observed annually on December 18. First established by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010, the day celebrates the Arabic language which is the language of The Holy Quran. There is no language that can compete with the Arabic language in its honor as the language chosen to carry the message of God.
To celebrate the World Arabic Language Day (WALD) and to stress the importance and value of the Arabic language, the Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy held a festival on Tuesday 28/03/1438 in An Namuthajiyah campus.

The festival featured the following:

  • A message from King Salman bin Abdulaziz about the World Day of the Arabic Language;
  • The participation of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Arabic Language Service;
  • A display on the wonders of the Arabic language;
  • A story in Arabic and Arabic sayings/wisdom;
  • Famous poems in the Arabic language;
  • Arabic calligraphy and its types;
  • Paintings and aesthetic figures that illustrate the importance of the Arabic language; and
  • An Arabic language contest
To cap the festival, the winners of the Arabic language contest were awarded and honored in the presence of all students, staff members, and administrators.
RCsDP thanks the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Arabic Language Service for their gracious participation in the festival.


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