A large number of cultural and heritage activities as part of Sharjah Heritage Days have started in the Heritage Area of Khor Fakkan and will continue till 3rd April. The event was inaugurated by Sheikh Saeed Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Deputy Chief of Sharjah Ruler’s Office in Khor Fakkan.
I remember the first time I saw Luqaimat, it was during a National Day event, it looked like Nigerian Puff Puff. I was a bit sceptical about trying it because looking like Puff Puff doesn’t mean it will taste like it.
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.
The practice of applying kohl is a tradition that runs deep in Emirati societies, reveals a veteran kohl-maker at the 18th Sharjah Heritage Days (SHD), as she demonstrates the art of making the traditional Emirati kohl using ‘ithmid’ or ‘antimony’ – a lustrous grey metalloid sourced from the Al Hejaz region in Saudi Arabia.
The Sharjah Heritage Days (SHD) 2021, taking place in the historic Heart of Sharjah district, is showcasing the unique customs and traditions of the UAE and 29 other countries. The festival is naturally attracting talents from the emirate and far and wide.
Showing off Spain’s traditional energetic flair, wearing red and black ruffled costumes, the troupe presented technically detailed routines to vibrant music.
The Kazakhstan pavilion at Sharjah Heritage Days is a great place to learn about the country’s respect for the hardy animal
Taking place in the historic Heart of Sharjah district, the 18th edition of Sharjah Heritage Days (SHD) is showcasing the unique crafts specific to the UAE and Gulf region to preserve local handicraft traditions and educate the younger generations about it.
The Arabian Heritage House features design elements from all around the Arab region put together for the perfect photo backdrop from every angle.