Dubai gets a new festival—Al Shindagha Days to launch this weekend
Dubai historic district — Al Shindagha — is about to get a whole lot more cultural. A new ten-day festival is set to launch this weekend in Dubai on January 9.
The new festivals will introduce visitors to the ancient history of Dubai and promote the traditional heritage of the emirate.
The celebration of Emirati culture will take place around the Al-Shindagha neighbourhood, including Al Shindagha Museum, the Perfume House, the Historical Documents Centre, Saruq Al Hadid Archaeological Museum and the waterfront area in old Dubai.
The area has recently undergone a revamp and the festival will coincide with the 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival.
The area is also where the ruling family originally lived. From 1912 to 1958 the area was home of the ruler of Dubai for that period, His Highness Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum.
Hala Badri, director-general of Dubai Culture, said: "This festival sheds light on the local culture and heritage in a new way. It also allows the younger generation to establish a link between the current and the ancient times, by understanding important aspects and values related to the history of Dubai."
Dubai Culture is organising the event, which will feature a range of cultural and entertainment activities, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), supported by mobility partner, Careem.