SHARJAH, 22nd March, 2023 (WAM) — The Khorfakkan Amphitheatre, an affiliate of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), will host a shopping festival titled “Dkakeen” in the outer space of the Amphitheatre, starting from 26th March to 23rd April.
The festival is part of the SGMB’s continuing efforts to promote various social and cultural events to encourage entrepreneurial initiatives and support productive families, besides spreading a culture of healthy living and healthy sports.
The Dkakeen Festival is an extension of the vision and directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to initiate a number of development projects in the east coast city of Khorfakkan and help create a qualitative leap in sustainable urban reconstruction and development.
Tariq Saeed Allay, Director-General of SGMB, stressed that these efforts have helped Khorfakkan keep pace with the impressive ongoing development of the Emirate of Sharjah, and become an ideal destination for investments in economic and tourism development and family entertainment.
The Dkakeen Festival will have its activities divided into three categories. The first is hosting a Ramadan market to display the products of local families and entrepreneurs through 35 stands.
The second involves hosting a number of games and sports to motivate society to follow a healthy lifestyle in the holy month. The third part features hosting a number of child-focused recreational activities through play areas.
The Khorfakkan Ramadan festival opens its doors to visitors, shoppers and families from Sunday to Thursday, from 20:00 until midnight. On Fridays and Saturdays, the festival will be open from 20:00 to 01:00.
The SGMB Director-General emphasised that the SGMB is keen to adopt initiatives that are in the interest of society and serve the emirate’s humanitarian, economic, tourism, social agenda and policies.
“Through the Dkakeen Festival, we are looking to encourage families and entrepreneurs in and around Khorfakkan and enable them to showcase their best products and creativity in promoting their projects. This will help them enter and consolidate themselves in the labour market and become self-reliant in generating and expanding their financial income,” Allay added.
The Dkakeen Festival will see the participation of a number of entities in order to support its community mission, namely the Sharjah Police General Command represented by the Eastern Region Police Department, the National Ambulance, Khorfakkan Municipality, Bee’ah, the Department of Social Services, the Sharjah Civil Defence Authority – Eastern Region, and the Sharjah Old Cars Club.