Al Ain Cultural Programme: These Exhibitions and Workshops are Taking Place in January 2020
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Al Ain Cultural Programme: These Exhibitions and Workshops are Taking Place in January 2020

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi has shared a list of events and activities for building awareness of UAE’s culture and heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) – Abu Dhabi has announced a series of events in January 2020, as part of its Al Ain Cultural Programme. During the remaining weeks of the month, Al Qattara Arts Centre, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain Palace Museum, Qasr Al Muwaiji and Al Ain Oasis will be hosting a variety of events based on UAE’s heritage, folklore, art and culture. These events are open to the public and free of charge. The Al Ain Cultural Programme kicked off on Friday, 17th January, with the Skills of the 1950s show taking place at Al Jahili Fort, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police. This showcased the important work and skills of police dogs, and also the historical significance of Al Jahili Fort. Other events, which are being hosted as part of the cultural programme, include:

  • A Lens on History photography workshops, Qasr Al Muwaiji, 18th January
  • Al Barzah outdoor sessions, Qasr Al Muwaiji, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in January
  • Agriculture Practices at the Oasis, Al Ain Oasis, 20th and 29th January
  • President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's special dagger collection exhibition, Qasr Al Muwaiji, 21st January
  • Cultural Guide Workshop and awareness events, Al Ain Palace Museum, 21st January
  • Handicrafts at the Oasis, Al Ain Oasis, 22nd January
  • Young Archaeologist Programme, Al Qattara Arts Centre, 26th, 28th and 29th January
  • Art for A Better Life physical examinations and workshops, Al Qattara Arts Centre, 29th January
  • Mandus (life of Emirati men), Al Ain Museum, 29th January
  • Weekend at the Oasis, Al Ain Oasis, 30th January to 1st February

Speaking about the upcoming events, Acting PR and Communications Director at DCT Abu Dhabi, Faisal Al Dhahri said, “Through this lively and varied programme, we aim to showcase Al Ain’s unique attractions to residents and visitors alike, as well as giving them an insight into the richness of Emirati cultural heritage. We have included something that should appeal to all ages and backgrounds in the programme, so we hope everyone will take advantage of the cooler weather this month to come and experience for themselves the range of exciting events."

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.

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