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HISTORY & TRADITIONS - HERITAGE

Emiratis and expatriates embark on marathon ‘Camel Trek' in the desert of the UAE

Posted on 23/01/2017

DUBAI, 23rd January, 2017 (WAM) -- A group of Emiratis and expatriates have begun their adventure in the desert of the UAE in the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek' organised and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), setting out from Nakhra area in Dubai on Sunday. A total of 13 men and women are taking part in this week-long expedition which will culminate on 28th January when they return to Global Village after their marathon journey. They were selected for the ‘Camel ...  >>MORE

Winners of camel beauty contest at Dhafra Festival crowned

Posted on 02/01/2017

The camels owned by H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President's Representative, won the Bayraq lab for the Aayel category (golden-red camel breed, originally from Oman) at the 10th Dhafra Festival Camel Mazayna (camel beauty contest) held in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. Camels belonged to Khamis Al Mazrouie received the banner for the Majahim category (the black camel of Saudi Arabia). Held in Madinat Zayed in Al Gharbia (the Western Region) from 13th to 29th December, the 10th ...  >>MORE

More heritage shows at Al Dhafra Festival expected to attract UAE residents, outsiders

Posted on 18/12/2016

The camel milk competition, inspired by the ancient Bedouin tradition of keeping and caring for camels, was the first contest to open at the Al Dhafra Festival, taking place in the Madinat Zayed's desert, in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate, from 13th to 29th December. As in previous years, the competition has attracted hundreds of participants in the three categories – Asayel (golden-red camel breed, original to Oman), Majahim (the black camel of Saudi Arabia), and hybrid camels. The ...  >>MORE

Cultural property centre backs UAE-French initiative to save world’s heritage

Posted on 07/12/2016

Organisations, countries, and established networks across the Middle East must work together to protect cultural heritage during armed conflicts, according to a leading member of the International Centre for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, ICCROM. Zaki Aslan, Director of ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, said the preservation of heritage sites requires a multi stakeholder approach. "It is almost preposterous to think that any single agency ...  >>MORE

VP tours Zayed Heritage Festival, gains insight into cultural, folklore events

Posted on 05/12/2016

The UAE's history, folklore, customs and cuisine is on display at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2016. Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, took a tour on Sunday of the festival, being staged in Abu Dhabi. The theme of the festival is "The UAE as a crossroads of civilisations". The month-long Festival is named in honour of the UAE's founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in recognition of his pivotal ...  >>MORE

Mohamed bin Zayed calls on the world to share responsibility for protecting human cultural heritage #CultureConference

Posted on 04/12/2016

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Saturday called on all countries to work together to curb the illicit trade in antiquities and protect archaeological sites and cultural heritage from violence and terrorism during armed conflicts. H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed's call came in his speech delivered at the closing session of the Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage Conference, a joint initiative ...  >>MORE

UNESCO commends UAE efforts to preserve endangered cultural heritage .. #CultureConference

Posted on 04/12/2016

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has conferred the Order of Zayed on The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, in recognition to his pivotal role in strengthening the fraternal cooperation between the two countries and supporting the Gulf and the Arab common action. This came during the reception held this evening at Al Mushrif Palace, Abu Dhabi, to the ...  >>MORE

UNESCO commends UAE efforts to preserve endangered cultural heritage .. #CultureConference

Posted on 04/12/2016

The hosting of The Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage Conference in Abu Dhabi is seen as a sign of interest in the world's cultural heritage threatened by conflicts, Nada Al Hassan, Chief of the Arab Region, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, has said. She added the UAE is among the first Arab countries that have shown avid interest in this respect. Al Hassan said during her participation at the international conference, which concluded on Saturday, "We are pleased with the interest shown ...  >>MORE

US$100m fund pledged to protect endangered heritage sites #Culture Conference_2016

Posted on 04/12/2016

The International Conference of the Safeguarding of Endangered Cultural Heritage got underway in Abu Dhabi this morning at the Emirates Palace. With the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and French President, Francois Hollande, the UNESCO-sponsored event was opened by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Chairman, Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Jack Lang, President of the Institut du ...  >>MORE

Closing session of Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage Conference begins #CultureConference

Posted on 04/12/2016

The closing session of the Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage conference has begun in the presence of UAE leaders and foreign heads of states, prime ministers and dignitaries. The two-day conference, a joint initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and French President Francois Hollande, is due to conclude later yesterday with the adoption of the Abu Dhabi Declaration in support of the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince says raising UAE flag at Union House a revival of the historic moment of 1971 #UAENationalDay45

Posted on 04/12/2016

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said hoisting the UAE flag at the Union House on the 45th National Day anniversary was a revival of the historic moment when the leadership and the people's will was crowned with the union. "As we raise the UAE flag on the 45th National Day anniversary, we glorify a symbol of our unity and we remember with gratitude the founder, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al ...  >>MORE

Why saving endangered cultural heritage is important for the UAE

Posted on 01/12/2016

The UNESCO-sponsored International Conference of the Safeguarding of Endangered Cultural Heritage, due to open in Abu Dhabi tomorrow, shows "a determination to turn the tide" against the wave of destruction of heritage as a result of conflicts in the region, according to Peter Hellyer, author of several books on the archaeology of the UAE and an active campaigner for the preservation of the region's cultural heritage. The conference is supported by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival highlights UAE as a crossroads of civilisations

Posted on 01/12/2016

The Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2016, one of the largest cultural demonstrations to take place in the UAE, is gearing up for another year, beginning December 1 and running until New Year's Day 2017 in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. This year's festival focuses on the UAE as a crossroads of civilisations and is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. The event also draws support and guidance from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al ...  >>MORE

UAENationalDay45 .. Emirates Red Crescent’s Initiative ‘Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts’ cement the UAE’s heritage

Posted on 01/12/2016

In celebration of the 45th National Day of the UAE, the Shangri-La, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi have partnered up with Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts, an Emirates Red Crescent initiative that seeks to empower underprivileged women using indigenous arts and crafts that are inspired by the rich heritage of the UAE. Between November 30th and December 4th, traditional Bedouin craftswomen from Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts will be handcrafting and selling items made using the intricate ‘talli' embroidery and ‘sadu' ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid launches new campaign to preserve national heritage

Posted on 19/10/2016

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the launch of the national campaign ‘Let's Preserve the Legacy' and extended an open invitation to the community to contribute historical items to the Etihad Museum, which will be officially inaugurated during the UAE National Day celebrations in December later this year. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum emphasised that history is the most valuable ...  >>MORE

Khalifa issues Abu Dhabi's cultural heritage law

Posted on 13/10/2016

A law on the protection, discovery, preservation, management and promotion of the emirate's cultural heritage and non-UAE physical cultural heritage was issued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in his capacity as Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The law governs the mandate of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and the scope of its supervision over the emirate's cultural heritage, which includes increasing national awareness about the ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Institute for Heritage participates in 40th World Heritage Committee meeting

Posted on 21/07/2016

Sharjah Institute for Heritage, SIH, participated in the proceedings of the 40th edition of the World Heritage Committee, WHC, which was held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 10th – 20th July. SIH participated as part of a wider group making up a dedicated UAE delegation. WHC meetings seek to outline and enforce world heritage preservation, exchange expertise and knowledge, research various ways to achieve advanced standards of conservation, and discuss the addition of new sites to the UNESCO list of ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid says the nation’s cultural heritage is key to its prosperity

Posted on 23/06/2016

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the UAE's cultural heritage is key to its prosperity. His Highness also said that the country's cultural heritage is an important factor in achieving its unique ambitions, and can inspire innovative and creative approaches to ensuring the happiness of its people. He stressed the importance of preserving the UAE's cultural heritage and helping the new generation deepen ...  >>MORE

Hidden treasures of language: Emirati researchers search for nuances in dialects

Posted on 18/05/2016

There are more than 20 Emirati dialects but researchers continue to dig for more nuances in common expressions in a country where words can vary over just a few kilometres thanks to a host of cultures that have left their mark. A group of Emirati researchers are discovering the hidden treasures language holds. The more they dig into it, the more they find it is an ever-evolving "living beast". The Emirati dialect has origins that go back centuries and new manifestations that reflect more than ...  >>MORE

UAE spots light on tangible and intangible heritage at Tan-Tan Moussem

Posted on 16/05/2016

TAN-TAN: They came in their thousands from all over Morocco and beyond, some even walking the five kilometres distance from the city of Tan-Tan into the Sahara desert for the official ceremony of the Tan-Tan Moussem - the gathering of Tan-Tan - that took place on Saturday, the 14th of May. This is the 12th "gathering" of Saharan Bedouins which attracts 30 tribes from as far as Mali, Mauritania and Niger. For the third consecutive year, the UAE is taking part, as a guest of honour. The ...  >>MORE

UAE is a source of civilisation and culture, a genuine partner in World Heritage

Posted on 19/04/2016

The UAE is participating today in celebrations for the World Day of Heritage, in order to increase awareness of the diversity of world heritage and the required efforts to protect and preserve it. The United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, has celebrated World Day of Heritage since 1983. The idea of the celebration began during the First World War, which left considerable damage in the world, growing more in the aftermath of World War II. Agreements and meetings ...  >>MORE

Dubai Culture launches ‘Live our Heritage’ Festival

Posted on 19/04/2016

A week-long celebration of Emirati culture kicked off at the Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood on Sunday. The Heritage Week Festival, held under the banner ‘Live Our Heritage' gives residents and tourists an introduction to Emirati customs, traditions, professions and craftsmanship. The ‘Live our Heritage' festival, which coincides with International Heritage Day which is marked on April 18, is organised by Dubai Culture. The festival will have a specific theme every day and will include ...  >>MORE

UAE celebrates World Heritage Day

Posted on 18/04/2016

As the globe celebrates World Heritage Day on Monday, UAE specialists have highlighted the significance of Emirati heritage. Some UAE heritage sites are aspiring to make it on the Unesco World Heritage Site list, which grants special recognition to places of great cultural or physical importance. UNESCO formally refers to World Heritage Day as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. In October, UNESCO officials will visit Dubai to assess the city's bid to list the Creek as a World ...  >>MORE

Sultan opens 14th Sharjah Heritage Days

Posted on 08/04/2016

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah attended this evening, in presence of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, opening of the 14th Sharjah festival Days. The opening ceremony saw traditional shows about UAE's diverse cultures, as well as folklore dances. Also taking part were folklore groups from Bahrain, Oman and Macedonia. In attendance at the opening ceremony were Sheikhs, senior officials, ...  >>MORE

Sultan Al Qasimi visits venue of World Cultural Heritage Weeks

Posted on 26/02/2016

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, visited this evening the venue of World Cultural Heritage Weeks, held at the Sharjah Heritage Centre in Bait Al Gharb. During his tour, Sheikh Sultan viewed activities of the Moroccan-themed Heritage Week, which kicked off yesterday and will run until 29th February. They include seminars, heritage fashion shows and traditional food. Sheikh Sultan was accompanied during his tour by Abdulaziz Almusallam, ...  >>MORE

UAE proudly joins world family in celebrating International Mother Language Day

Posted on 22/02/2016

The UAE yesterday joined the international community in observing the International Mother Language Day, which falls on 21st February every year. The UAE is proud to have lent proper attention and allocated abundant resources to the development and promotion of the Arabic language with the launch of ambitious initiatives and prestigious awards encouraging reading and knowledge dissemination locally and internationally. In a message on this International Mother Language Day, Ms Irina Bokova, ...  >>MORE

Dubai Creek is now Traders' harbour

Posted on 16/02/2016

Dubai has given a new name to its bid to get the historic area around the Creek recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site. The new name of the modified bid is "Khor Dubai (Dubai Creek): The Traders' Harbour," and highlights the role of the Creek in building the history of Dubai as a trading city, a senior official told Khaleej Times on Sunday. The renaming was done when the emirate resubmitted its bid to Unesco, (the United Nation's Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation), which ...  >>MORE

Time travel into Dubai's past with heritage tour

Posted on 05/01/2016

You can now take a tour of the centuries-long heritage of Dubai in the historical area of Khor Dubai, also known as Dubai Creek. Trained Emirati guides have conducted the first heritage tour in the Dubai Historical District (DHD). Aptly called 'Tales from the Past', the heritage tour highlights the importance of Dubai's historical and culturally rich areas. Covering 1.5sqkm, the development will be based on five pillars: Tradition, heritage, trade, community and place making. These will ensure ...  >>MORE

National Pavilion UAE - la Biennale di Venezia highlights transformations of Emirati Sha'abi houses

Posted on 04/01/2016

Yasser Elsheshtawy, curator for the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates at la Biennale di Venezia and Associate Professor of Architecture at the UAE University, Al Ain, will present Transformations: The Emirati National House, an exhibition highlighting the transformations of the Emirati national house, also known as Sha'abi (folk) house. His focus is on how a basic housing model was adapted by residents to become individualised homes, thus reflecting their culture and life style. The ...  >>MORE

Sharjah and Macedonia’s Heritage Activities discuss stronger cultural relations

Posted on 29/12/2015

MACEDONIA: The Minister of Culture in the republic of Macedonia, Elizabeta Kanceska–Milevska, and Abdulaziz Al-Muslim, Director of the Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Emirate Sharjah held a meeting on the 24th of December . The parties discussed ways to develop a good relationship between the countries and the efforts to promote heritage awareness in their respective countries. Invitations were exchanged amongst the representatives, welcoming participation in one another's major ...  >>MORE

Al Dhafra festival features 35,000 camels for its 9th edition

Posted on 21/12/2015

The Al Dhafra Festival has drawn the participation of 35,000 camels, 4,000 camel owners, and 1,000 azbas, or traditional Arab camps, spread around the desert of Madinat Zayed in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. Mohammed bin Adhed Al Muhairi, Director of camel beauty competitions at Al Dhafra Festival, said that the ongoing festival which is organised by the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee - Abu Dhabi, CPHFC, and runs until December 30th, features some of the prettiest, and ...  >>MORE

A mesmerising expanse of heritage & culture

Posted on 20/12/2015

True to the Bedouin spirit, the ninth edition of Al Dhafra Festival is back this time with nearly 30,000 camels gathered at Madinat Zayed, the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. It is the first time this year that the camel beauty competition for Emirati breeders called Baynounah Mezaynah is now also part of the festival. During Al Dhafra 2015, there will be 103 camel competition rounds for both pure bred golden hair (Omani original) and black hair (Saudi original) camels, 37 of which will be for the ...  >>MORE

Al Dhafra Festival 2015 is back bigger than ever

Posted on 12/12/2015

They came in their hundreds from as far as Nejd, the heart of Saudi kingdom, and Dhofar, the last lands of Oman before it borders with Yemen. They came in horse-powered caravans, one truck after another, loaded with camping gear and, of course, their most precious cargo - their camels! For the next 20 days they will be sitting in the desert of Al Gharbia, the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate, just like in the old days. They will share stories, cook over the open fire and compete in the camel ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed attend Union march at Zayed Heritage Festival

Posted on 06/12/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended yesterday the Union procession organised by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2015 at Al Wathba area as part of the 44th National Day celebrations. In attendance also were H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid visits Zayed Heritage Festival, praises founding fathers for safeguarding cultural legacy

Posted on 06/12/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, yesterday toured the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2015, held as part of the 44th National Day celebrations to view folkloric and traditional products and get an insight into the heritage, culture and history of participating countries. The festival, held ...  >>MORE

Unesco nomination adds flavour to UAE heritage

Posted on 06/12/2015

The nomination of Arabic coffee, Al Razfa and Al Majlis to the Unesco Intangible Heritage of Humanity Representative List by the international intergovernmental committee tasked with safeguarding cultural heritage is a hugely positive step that will help promote global cultural understanding, a United Arab Emirates newspaper has said. "All three of these hold a significant historic value and are an integral part of the heritage of the Gulf region," the English language daily 'Gulf Today' said ...  >>MORE

Arab Parliament Speaker, UNESCO discuss mechanism to protect cultural heritage

Posted on 05/12/2015

PARIS: Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, Speaker of the Arab Parliament, has discussed with Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in the French capital, Paris, ways to protect the global cultural heritage. The meeting comes in line with the initiative of the Speaker of the Arab Parliament to form a committee under the auspices of UNESCO, the League of Arab States and the Arab Parliament, to preserve the Arab and world ...  >>MORE

Arabic coffee, Al Razfa and Al Majlis nominated to UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Posted on 04/12/2015

The international intergovernmental committee tasked with safeguarding cultural heritage has accepted the nomination of Arabic coffee, Al Razfa and Al Majlis to the UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity Representative List. Representatives from 175 countries attended the tenth session of the Intangible Heritage Committee, which took place at the Country Club and Resort of Windhoek in Namibia from November 29 to December 4. The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman nominated Al ...  >>MORE

Head of Sharjah Heritage Institute wins second four-year term in Rome-based ICCROM's Council

Posted on 22/11/2015

Abdul Aziz Al Mussalam, Head of Sharjah Heritage Institute, has won a second four-year term as representative of the UAE in the Council of the Rome-based ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property). The members of Council are chosen from amongst the best-qualified experts in the field of conservation and restoration of cultural property, taking into consideration the desirability of achieving equitable representation of the major ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Heritage festival lights up the sky

Posted on 21/11/2015

A celebration of Emirati culture drew visitors to the opening of the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival on Thursday. Emirati goods and professions were the mainstay of the festival, at which a replica fort was the central attraction, but there were also displays from other countries, such as Bosnia, Kazakhstan and North African and Gulf countries. Antique vehicles and carriages ignited the imagination of guests, as did a selection of antiques from Afghanistan that dated back hundreds of years. ...  >>MORE

UAE’s fallen servicemen to be honoured at Zayed Heritage Festival

Posted on 19/11/2015

The Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival this year will pay tribute to the country's fallen servicemen with a special exhibition. The event, which starts on Thursday, will feature the Martyrs of the Nation exhibition, which will honour the soldiers who have given their life for their country. This will form part of the Memories of a Nation area of the festival, which will showcase the historic images and documents depicting Sheikh Zayed's efforts to build the country. Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan, ...  >>MORE

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Emiratis and expatriates embark on marathon ‘Camel Trek' in the desert of the UAE


Winners of camel beauty contest at Dhafra Festival crowned


More heritage shows at Al Dhafra Festival expected to attract UAE residents, outsiders


Cultural property centre backs UAE-French initiative to save world’s heritage


VP tours Zayed Heritage Festival, gains insight into cultural, folklore events


Mohamed bin Zayed calls on the world to share responsibility for protecting human cultural heritage #CultureConference


UNESCO commends UAE efforts to preserve endangered cultural heritage .. #CultureConference


UNESCO commends UAE efforts to preserve endangered cultural heritage .. #CultureConference


US$100m fund pledged to protect endangered heritage sites #Culture Conference_2016


Closing session of Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage Conference begins #CultureConference


Abu Dhabi Crown Prince says raising UAE flag at Union House a revival of the historic moment of 1971 #UAENationalDay45


Why saving endangered cultural heritage is important for the UAE


Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival highlights UAE as a crossroads of civilisations


UAENationalDay45 .. Emirates Red Crescent’s Initiative ‘Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts’ cement the UAE’s heritage


Mohammed bin Rashid launches new campaign to preserve national heritage


Khalifa issues Abu Dhabi's cultural heritage law


Sharjah Institute for Heritage participates in 40th World Heritage Committee meeting


Mohammed bin Rashid says the nation’s cultural heritage is key to its prosperity


Hidden treasures of language: Emirati researchers search for nuances in dialects


UAE spots light on tangible and intangible heritage at Tan-Tan Moussem


UAE is a source of civilisation and culture, a genuine partner in World Heritage


Dubai Culture launches ‘Live our Heritage’ Festival


UAE celebrates World Heritage Day


Sultan opens 14th Sharjah Heritage Days


Sultan Al Qasimi visits venue of World Cultural Heritage Weeks


UAE proudly joins world family in celebrating International Mother Language Day


Dubai Creek is now Traders' harbour


Time travel into Dubai's past with heritage tour


National Pavilion UAE - la Biennale di Venezia highlights transformations of Emirati Sha'abi houses


Sharjah and Macedonia’s Heritage Activities discuss stronger cultural relations


Al Dhafra festival features 35,000 camels for its 9th edition


A mesmerising expanse of heritage & culture


Al Dhafra Festival 2015 is back bigger than ever


Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed attend Union march at Zayed Heritage Festival


Mohammed bin Rashid visits Zayed Heritage Festival, praises founding fathers for safeguarding cultural legacy


Unesco nomination adds flavour to UAE heritage


Arab Parliament Speaker, UNESCO discuss mechanism to protect cultural heritage


Arabic coffee, Al Razfa and Al Majlis nominated to UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity


Head of Sharjah Heritage Institute wins second four-year term in Rome-based ICCROM's Council


Sheikh Zayed Heritage festival lights up the sky


UAE’s fallen servicemen to be honoured at Zayed Heritage Festival