x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Will Hamdoon boost Emiratis' sense of national identity?

A TV cartoon character aimed at boosting the nation's sense of identity was officially unveiled yesterday. Hamdoon, a six-year-old Emirati boy who wears a khadoura that is slightly too big and a plain ghutra piled on top of his lollipop head, will make his TV debut next year in a 15 part series. Will this help to boost a sense of national identity in the young? What other measures are needed to make children and adults aware of their culture, identity and heritage?