Ajman: The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) will launch the Freej Mayan Festival, to take place on December 23 and 24, 2023.
The festival is a component of ongoing initiatives to protect cultural heritage and promote community involvement, and it will take place in the Ajman Heritage District and Souq Saleh.
The festival boasts artistic performances by international traditional bands and traditional games in the Heritage District and Souq Saleh. Attendees can also participate in interactive heritage workshops, featuring hands-on activities like crafting traditional items. Don’t miss out on the shopping experience at Freej Mayan shops – “Dekaken Freej Mayan”. Support the ‘Khait’ initiative for sustaining handicrafts and promoting traditional crafts in Souq Saleh.
Running daily from 16:00 to 20:00, the Freej Mayan Festival offers a unique cultural experience, showcasing the diversity of culture and heritage. This event serves as a platform to attract residents and visitors, contributing to the emirate’s cultural and folk art scene.
Mr. Mahmood Khaleel Al Hashmi, Director-General of ADTD, emphasises the festival’s role in preserving cultural heritage and raising awareness in society. Mr. Al Hashmi stated that, “The Freej Mayan Festival plays a crucial role in our endeavours to preserve cultural identity, nurturing pride and a sense of belonging for the generations to come.”
Participants can take a photography tour along the Ajman Heritage Route after the festival’s cultural and artistic events, offering a rare look into Ajman’s rich cultural past.