Dubai: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is set to host an array of workshops and family activities with a focus on heritage in the historic Al Shindagha Neighbourhood. The event will take place on April 22nd and 23rd 2023, offering participants an opportunity to learn and engage with the cultural traditions of the UAE.
As part of its commitment to fostering national identity among the local community, Dubai Culture is organizing heritage-centred workshops and family activities in Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood. These activities showcase the genuine values of the local culture and aim to promote cultural awareness among the participants.
Dubai Culture is shining a spotlight on traditional Emirati lifestyles, heritage, and culture through its “Family Eid” activities. These initiatives aim to showcase the customs and traditions of the local community and promote Dubai as a premier family destination on the global stage. By organizing these activities, the Authority fulfils its commitment to preserving and celebrating Emirati culture.
Families can now step back in time and discover the rich history of the Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood through the “Eid Adventurer Trails” experience, which is being offered by Dubai Culture at the Al Shindagha Museum. As they wander through the alleyways, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the significance of Eid in Emirati culture and the customs and traditions associated with it. This unique experience offers families a chance to immerse themselves in the past and explore the importance of family during this special occasion.
Al Shindagha Museum is offering visitors a variety of immersive workshops and cultural experiences. At the Visitor Centre, guests can participate in the “Paper Lantern Making” workshop, while the Jewellery House is hosting a jewellery-making workshop where traditional methods of design will be explored, drawing inspiration from traditional jewellery pieces.
Additionally, the house will feature a traditional Henna workshop where visitors can create their own designs using henna. The Traditional Crafts House is offering a makhana-making workshop, teaching traditional techniques for crafting clay incense burners. The Perfume House is also hosting a dukhoon-making workshop, providing a unique opportunity to learn about the art and aesthetics of Emirati perfumes.
In addition to the workshops and cultural experiences, visitors to the museum can indulge in traditional Emirati cuisine and savour the diverse range of flavours it has to offer. They can also participate in making traditional Emirati sweets, including the famous ‘Batheeta.’ Furthermore, visitors can enjoy the traditional ‘Al Harbiya’ performances, adding an extra layer of cultural immersion to their experience.