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.
Open to both amateurs and professionals, the closing date for receiving entries in the architecture and people-based categories is April 5.
Over the years I have come to realise that the similarity between Luqaimat and Puff Puff is one out of a lot of things that make up how similar cultures are.
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.
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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