Sunday, April 19, 2009


The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has organized a number of programmes at its heritage sites in Al Shindagha from April 18 to 20 to mark the World Heritage Day.

The programmes include performances of traditional dances like Al Ayala, Al Youla and Al Rezfa. Traditional kitchens were also organized to offer insights into the Emirati cuisine.

A workshop on heritage was also held for the school children. A traditional souq was another highlight of the programmes in addition to a henna corner and performance by Dubai police band. A traditional theatre show was also organized.

The venue attracted a number of visitors hailing from various nationalities.

The heritage sites in the emirate attracted 16 per cent more visitors in 2008 compared with the previous year.

The heritage sites operated by the DTCM received 1,009,848 visitors last year, up from 873,831 recorded in the year 2007.

The heritage sites under DTCM’s supervision are Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, Dubai Museum, Al Ahmadiah School, Heritage House, Heritage Village, Diving Village, Umm Al Shief Majlis, Naif Museum and Hatta Heritage Village.

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