Sharjah 24: A number of officials and participants in the Sharjah Heritage Days in Dibba Al Hisn confirmed that the twentieth edition is witnessing a remarkable turnout from the public to enjoy a rich and varied programme of heritage and cultural performances and activities.
Dr. Khaled Al Hindassi, Director of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage Branch in Dibba Al Hisn explained that the current edition of the Sharjah Heritage Days is witnessing a great development in terms of quantity and quality, as the heritage village includes a large number of pavilions of many government departments and private sector institutions, in addition to marine, agricultural and mountainous environments.
Suleiman bin Jamu, Chairman of the Dibba Al Hisn City Council affiliated to the Department of Suburbs and Villages Affairs, said that the events consolidate the popular heritage in the memory of generations, and revive many social and heritage customs and traditions that have been handed down by generations.
He added that the council participates in events with a special pavilion to introduce its activities and initiatives, in addition to allocating a space for a private museum for one of the council members.
Abdullah Subai'an, Director of the Social Services Department branch in Dibba Al Hisn, said that the department participates in a special pavilion to present its projects and initiatives, in addition to supporting the department's "Intaj" centre for productive families participating in the events, as well as cooperating with the Sharjah Volunteer Centre in supporting the efforts of the organising committee.
The Sharjah Heritage Days in Dibba Al Hisn include the active participation of the owners of private collections and museums, including Saeed Al-Khashri, a researcher in folklore, who participates wit his own museum, which includes many ancient heritage collections.