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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Emiratis celebrate unique culture at Al Ain Palace Museum

Two days of workshops and performance marks World Heritage Day

Visitors to Al Ain Palace Museum enjoyed performances to mark World Heritage Day.
Visitors to Al Ain Palace Museum enjoyed performances to mark World Heritage Day.

Heritage themed workshops have been hosted by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi to help Emiratis connect to their historical roots.

Family focused activities and workshops inspired by the nation’s cultural heritage were staged at the Al Ain Palace Museum to mark World Heritage Day.

Food stalls with traditional dishes and snacks and an authentic Arabic gahwa, a strong coffee, refreshed visitors in the museum courtyard whilst entertainment was provided by live performances and traditional folk dances.

On World Heritage Day, the international community is encouraged to unite in celebration of monuments and cultural sites around the world.

In 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) established the special day, which was approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983, with the aim of enhancing awareness of the importance of the cultural heritage of humanity, and increasing its efforts to protect and conserve human heritage.

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