x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Culture for All: a hat-tip to UAE expatriate workers

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development has set up Ramadan tents near labour camps in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to host religious and cultural activities.

A Culture for All event, held by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development to foster stronger relations with other countries.  Wam
A Culture for All event, held by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development to foster stronger relations with other countries. Wam

More than 22,000 labourers have visited Ramadan tents in the first 10 days of the holy month as part of the Culture for All festival.

The tents, set up by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development near labour camps in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, have been hosting religious and cultural activities and events.

Culture for All aims to promote humanitarian deeds and social responsibility, and pay respect to the cultures of migrant workers.

Events are hosted in various languages.

The festival is part of the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak’s plans to ensure all residents are looked after.

The ministry hopes the initiative will help to foster stronger relations with other countries.

It said expatriates were key partners worthy of respect and appreciation, and emphasised the need to provide them with adequate housing, working hours, health care and transport.

halbustani@thenational.ae