The centre seeks to be an outlet where individuals can educate themselves on aspects that have formed a vital part of the nation’s heritage.
"UNESCO's selection of Sharjah as a ‘crafts and folk art’ city for the Creative Cities Network is a global endorsement of the emirate’s decades-long emphasis on bringing generations closer to their heritage."
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
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, The Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, received the prestigious gold necklace of the World Organisation of Folk Art, in recognition of His Highness’s efforts in supporting the folklore and heritage around the world, and in appreciation of His Highness’s continuous role in supporting organisations in this field and setting up a number of heritage and cultural centres in various countries.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has received Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, at the Presidential Palace in Cairo.
This year’s celebration witnessed the participation of a group of diplomatic, economic and social figures, as well as a number of businessmen, entrepreneurs and Filipino families residing in the country.
Sheikh Hamdan said that the priority of Sheikh Mohammed is to provide the best quality of life for our citizens, the best environment to raise our families, and the best economic opportunities for our youth.