The city of Al Ain has been ramping up its series of free cultural events hosted in different venues across the city.
This is part of Al Ain Cultural Programme by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, which aims to spread awareness on UAE traditions and history.
Qasr Al Muwaiji is currently running an exhibition featuring UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s special dagger collection.
Visitors will learn about traditional tools and methods used in making the daggers, the special markings that adorn them, the differences between each region’s daggers and the correct way to wear them.
The same venue is also hosting Al Barzah outdoor sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of January.
Guests will get to experience the Emirati tradition of Barzah, which is a Majlis run by elders, chieftains, and sheikhs and used to be regarded as the community’s governing council where demands are met and disputes are resolved.
Al Qattara Arts Centre, meanwhile, is hosting Art for A Better Life on 29th January.
The Centre in cooperation with local medical centre will give free physical examinations to visitors and students. The programme includes workshops on the importance of healthcare along with others in pottery, Arabic calligraphy and handicrafts.
Likewise, the centre will host the Young Archaeologist Programme on 26th, 28th and 30th January.
The programme is organised by Al Ain Museum and will introduce students to archaeology by giving them hands-on experience of archaeological excavation along with a detailed explanation on how work is undertaken in archaeological sites.
Al Ain Palace Museum, on the other hand, will host a series of events under the title of My Heritage, My Responsibility.
It will highlight the traditions of old-style wedding ceremonies. The event includes a look at traditional Emirati fashion, the types of fabrics used in the past and the threads that were used in embroidery.
The 29th January will see the Mandus event, examining the life of Emirati men, showcasing their traditional clothes and various handicrafts, such as pottery.
We recommend everyone to visit these cultural events which are part of the Al Ain Cultural Programme.