DTCM hosts special heritage events for DSF
Dubai, January 9, 2013
The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has lined up a host of events at its heritage sites for the length of the 18th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival.
DTCM organises a collection of activities spread over a number of heritage sites including the "Shindagha" overlooking the Dubai Creek and Hatta heritage areas.
Eyad Ali Abdulrahman, executive director media relations and business development and the general supervisor of the heritage events, said: “The Department of Tourism is always keen to host a wide range of activities and events that targets all family members and visitors.”
“The department is hosting many activities with a view to present the rich Arabian culture and heritage to visitors this winter season at Hatta heritage areas and Shindagha areas: Sheikh Saeed House and the house of Sheikh Obaid bin Thani, the Heritage Village and the Diving Village.”
Abdulrahman recently opened the art exhibition by UAE artists in hall 4 at the heritage village showcasing fine arts and sharing their work within the DTCM activities.
Eisa Al Ali and Saeed bin Ghalaita, well-known UAE artists and Khaled Al Nuaimi the photographer participated at the exhibition.
Khalid Ali, director of Hatta Heritage Village and Sheikh Saeed House and chairman of the organising committee of the heritage events at DTCM, said: “DTCM organised celebration programmes this year which comprises of 36 marvelous events including 25 in the Shindagha and 11 at Hatta Heritage areas to attract tourists and visitors from everywhere and enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the UAE.”
“Among the events held this year are productive art exhibition, national cuisine, camel riding, coastal handicraft event, bedouin handicraft, Ras Al Khaimah National Gallery and national band shows. Besides, there will be classic cars and bikes fair, national game shows, Arabian hospitality and local famous bands.”
Hatta Heritage areas offers various of activities like local games such as tally, spinning, knitting, sewing, making ropes; live cooking of harees, bulalait, baked wafers and lokaimath bites; and popular bands.
These events will be held at the heritage areas daily till February 3 from 5 to 10 pm. – TradeArabia News Service