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Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
Tourists and residents visiting the upcoming edition of the attractive festival, the Global Village, will have a close look at the various aspects of the Emirati heritage and its history.
The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) offers pages of Emirati history in the form of a heritage village built annually at the Global Village, which is set to open on Oct.29 in Dubai.
Intended to portray the country’s rich customs and architectural tradition, each structure at HHC’s heritage village is designed to take visitors on a trip down memory lane – where they can feel, smell, taste, live and learn more of the Emirati civilisation.
From the smell of incense welcoming guests into the world of Arab hospitality to the traditional majlis, handicrafts and other fixtures and the daily workshops, everyone visiting the HHC Heritage Village can observe and immerse themselves in the UAE cultural routine.
Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, Director of Events at HHC, added that the Heritage Village is not just a cultural attraction but also a showcase of the UAE’s spirit of tolerance.
“A wide range of activities, including workshops and cultural events will be held to engage visitors from all segments of society, especially in the year of tolerance, to show the bonds of brotherhood and values of coexistence. This has always been the centrepiece of the HHC Heritage Village,” Al Qemzi explained.
She added that through the years the Heritage Village has witnessed a remarkable development and every edition offers better engagement.
Currently, preparations are at its peak to make the Heritage Village ready for the expected thousands of visitors who will come from various parts of the UAE and across the globe.
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