The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the return of a popular cultural programme at Al Ain Palace Museum to celebrate the cultural heritage of the emirate.
The “My Heritage, My Responsibility” event is set to return with fun activities for the whole family and will be held at Al Ain Palace Museum on Friday 9th November, between 5pm and 10pm.
In line with DCT Abu Dhabi’s mandate to preserve the rich heritage of Abu Dhabi and to promote the emirate as a globally sustainable touristic and cultural destination, the event aims to showcase Emirati heritage and the part it plays in the identity of its people. An additional session will be held with Mr. AlHaath Al Kuwaiti regarding social life in Al Ain.
The event will include several traditional arts, such as Al Ayala and Al Razfa dances and the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters will also present two infantry shows, with students of the Police Academy dressed in their traditional uniforms. The event also includes traditional dances performed by school students.
The event will also include educational workshops by the Education Department at Al Ain Palace Museum, including an explanation of Emirati traditional games, and traditional tools and food. The audience will also have a chance to participate in heritage competitions, explore markets and sample traditional foods. Children will also be able to participate in special educational workshops.
There will also a show of publications and photographs organised by The Emirates Heritage Club’s Sheikh Zayed Centre for Studies and Research in Al Ain; the Al Ain Women’s Centre will present an overview of the life of the Emirati women and their traditional accessories, and Al Ain Youth Centre will participate with a traditional tent and games instructor, with the tent showcasing coffee-making tools and a mannequin wearing traditional Emirati clothing and holding a falcon.
Al Ain Zoo will also participate by introducing a session highlighting the importance of birds of prey; especially with falconry listed on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The Emergency and Public Safety Division in Al Ain will also showcase old ambulances, and will organise workshops for children on how to deal with members of the rescue and ambulance teams, and introduce them to the role of the police in our society, with an opportunity to take pictures with police officers.