Vendors like Khamis Tofi are a common sight in the markets in Syria.
Don’t miss the chance to meet Khamis Tofi who is walking around the festival in a traditional Syrian outfit, serving liquorice from his huge copper goblet.
The 18th edition of Sharjah Heritage Days (SHD) currently ongoing at the historic Heart of Sharjah district, offers a capsule of different cultures and traditions, and you don’t have to visit a stall or pavilion to experience it.
Sharjah Heritage Days is running at Heart of Sharjah until April 10.
Khamis Tofi walks around the festival venue in a red “tarbouch” hat, serving sham berry juice from his copper “briyak” to visitors, offering a bit of traditional Syrian hospitality to all. Such vendors are a common sight in the markets in Syria, like the Al Hamidiyah Souq in Damascus, especially during Ramadan.SHD is running at Heart of Sharjah until April 10. The event will be inaugurated at a new venue today (Saturday) in Khorfakkan to enable people in the emirate’s eastern enclave to enjoy the activities and events.
Contemporary art has always drawn the attention of the UAE and its innovative artists, who put excessive efforts in shedding light on the traditional and modern artwork, in order to introduce the world to the creativity and talent of youth in the UAE. Throughout the years, the UAE has supported and sponsored many gifted artists, and encouraged the emergence of their work by providing workshops and art centres to improve and showcase such talents.
Shuqair and Matouk are not just creative artists, they are also musicians, with the former playing the oud and the latter a singer of traditional Lebanese songs.
Open to both amateurs and professionals, the closing date for receiving entries in the architecture and people-based categories is April 5.
Organised by Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH), the annually held Sharjah Heritage Days will run for three weeks, from March 20 to April 10, at the Heart of Sharjah’s Heritage Area and the Khorfakkan Heritage Area.
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