Visitors pose for a photo at the Sharjah Heritage Days. WAM
As the 18th edition of Sharjah Heritage Days (SHD) – the region’s largest festival showcasing local and global cultures – completes its first two weeks, the Higher Committee has announced that 63,000 people from the UAE and beyond have visited and taken part in the festival’s 500+ activities and events in Heart of Sharjah.
A boy shows love for a camel during his visit to the Sharjah Heritage Days.
This unique showcase of the customs and traditions of 29 nations of the world will continue until April 10 in the Heart of Sharjah, and in the city of Khorfakkan until April 3.
The young are very keen to know more about Sharjah's heritage.
On behalf of the festival organisers, Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage and Chairman of the Higher Committee of Sharjah Heritage Days, said: “The heartening footfall to our festival thus far is a clear indication that heritage is a rich and interesting subject to all segments of community, and has the potential to be a key driver in the culture and tourism sectors. The number also testify to the amount of trust the public has in the precautionary measures in place at SHD to curb the spread of COVID-19.”
The numbers also testify to the amount of trust the public has in the precautionary measures at SHD.
The organising committee continues to work on its plan for daily and continuous sterilisation of all the activity locations. The children’s workshops areas undergo sterilisation after each activity. Visitor entry is limited to 3,000 on weekdays and to 6,000 on weekends.
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The Kenya Heritage Week, part of the “World Heritage Weeks” programme is being held by the Sharjah Institute for Heritage, under the patronage of Dr Abdulaziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH) and Mohammed Noor Adan, Chargé d’affaires at the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in the United Arab Emirates, in the presence of Dr Rashid Al Naqbi, Chairman of Khorfakkan Municipal Council and a number of directors of departments and department officials at the Institute.
In an effort to exchange knowledge, expertise and experience, which could help in the preservation and maintenance of heritage for future generations, Kenya Heritage Week will launch a series of events set to take place next Tuesday, in Sharjah as part of “The World Heritage Weeks Programme.”
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