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Dibba Al Hisn celebrates traditional folklore at Sharjah Heritage Days

by Dubaiforum

SHARJAH, 12th March, 2023 (WAM) — Sheikh Saeed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Deputy Chief of Sharjah Ruler’s Office in Khorfakkan, commenced the 20th edition of the Sharjah Heritage Days festival in Dibba Al Hisn.

The event took place in the presence of Ahmed Abdullah bin Yarouf Al Naqbi, Chairman of the Dibba Al Hisn Municipal; members of the Municipal Council of Dibba Al Hisn, directors and employees of local and governmental departments, residents of the city and distinguished guests from various emirates. The activities agenda includes the Museums on the Road initiative, SHD cultural café, the Children’s Village, popular games, and the theatre programme.

The Al-Awayed Al-Harbiyya Ensemble, led by Emirati poet Mohammedi Al Shehhi, added to the festivities, highlighting national pride during the group’s outstanding traditional Emirati folk and heritage art performances.

In the Yemeni session, attendees were introduced to Yemeni heritage literature, followed by several fascinating folklore stories from Romania that visually engaged the audience. Accompanying activities also included a rowing competition.

The event also witnessed a spectacular show of purebred Arabian horses, while children were overjoyed with whimsical tales, face painting activities, and meet-and-greets with beloved cartoon characters.

Amjad Saleh


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