Jeddah: Urdu Academy Jeddah was established in the year 1998 for the promotion of Urdu language. It works for promotion of the Urdu language through its literary Urdu seminars, Mushairas, workshops for Urdu teachers. Since 2001, the Urdu Academy organizes annual events. It is also organizing quarterly programs to promote the language.
In May 2015, the Urdu Academy Jeddah organized a workshop titled ‘Aao Urdu Seikhien’ (Let’s Learn Urdu). “The Urdu language is spreading all over the world and its popularity is gaining ground in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is interesting to note that many expatriates and a number of Saudi nationals are being drawn to this language and have started to understand the poetry, literature and culture of Urdu,”.