Face painting is among the activities lined up for the young ones.
By a Staff Reporter
SHARJAH: A captivating line-up of activities, shopping and live entertainment is on offer every weekend until March 9, at “Al Basta” , in Souq Al Shanasiyah in Heart of Sharjah.
From the UAE’s authentic dishes with a modern touch, to watching skilled Emirati craftswomen offering live demonstrations of Talli and Khous weaving, burqa-making, and doll making. This lively Souq nestled in the region’s largest preservation and restoration project, has come alive with unique offerings for people who want to learn about and experience Emirati culture in a fun and engaging way.
A perfect family fun-filled event, Al Basta, is hosting live music by local and UAE- based musicians for music lovers, and it offers a petting zoo, face painting and other activities lined-up for the young ones.
Visitors to Souq Al Shanasiyah can partake in the Al Basta market, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. on every weekend until Saturday, 9 March. It is a perfect way to spend an evening outdoors with friends and family, while making the most of the spectacular weather, while it lasts.
Perhaps the largest and longest celebration of local and global cultures in the UAE and the region, the three-week festival from March 20 – April 10, is organised by the Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH).
'There is no better place than Heart of Sharjah - an area steeped in history — to host Sharjah Heritage Days, which is why we choose this venue every year. It offers us an ideal platform to showcase not only local cultural and artistic traditions, but those of several countries who join us from all over the world.'
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated on Sunday the Centre of International Organisations for Cultural Heritage at University City, Sharjah.
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Sheikh Mohammed added in a tweet on Twitter: "We found its executive director at the service counters, receiving customers, speeding up procedures, and contributing to clearing transactions. The secret shopper assured us that providing the service did not exceed five minutes."
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