Top officials during the inspection visit in Heart of Sharjah. WAM
The Higher Committee of the 18th edition of Sharjah Heritage Days organised by the Sharjah Institute for Heritage has carried out a detailed inspection visit in Heart of Sharjah - the historically rich area, which will be the backdrop of the three-week celebration of local, regional and global cultures.
The visit’s objective was to check on the progress of preparations of the international event, which pays tribute to the rich history, customs, traditions, arts, and crafts of the UAE, by enabling visitors from different nationalities and age groups to experience these through a packed programme of activities.
The inspection visit was led by Dr Abdulaziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage and Chairman of the Higher Committee of Sharjah Heritage Days, who was accompanied by representatives of the event’s organising committees. The officials received a full update on the groundworks of the festival, which are now in the final leg. They toured the venue, taking a detailed look at the festival infrastructure including performance stages and pavilions of participating government entities and departments, to ensure these are all built in strict adherence to the UAE’s COVID-19 health and safety regulations.
Dr Abdulaziz Al Musallam (C) during the inspection visit. WAM
On the sidelines of the visit, Dr Abdulaziz Al Musallam, noted, "Sharjah Heritage Days is a large-scale community event, and its success has always been in perfecting the festival’s finer details. We are keener than ever to ensure that our preparations are up to the best international standards of health and safety, which will enable our local and international participants and visitors to make the most of this authentic celebration of local and global heritage. We carried out a thorough inspection, checking the readiness of each section of the venue that will host various activities."
"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. In the exceptional circumstances, we hope this edition is successful in achieving its goal of showcasing our rich and vibrant heritage to the world," he added.
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
"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."
The decision came as part of the municipality’s keenness on maintaining the health and safety of the individuals of the society through its preventive and precautionary measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and urge the individuals of the society to stay at home and not to mix with others.
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has readied all of its hospitality, ecotourism and leisure destinations to receive visitors and tourists from around the world, while strictly adhering to the UAE government’s health and safety protocols to ensure the highest levels of protection of all their visitors, residents and staff.
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