First Abu Dhabi Maritime Heritage Festival Inagurated

  • Publish date: Friday، 18 March 2022
First Abu Dhabi Maritime Heritage Festival Inagurated
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H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, has inaugurated the first Abu Dhabi Maritime Heritage Festival. H.H. Sheikh Khaled toured the event's workshops, musical performances, and craft demonstrations.

The event, which is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and takes place at Al Bahar on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche from 18 to 27 March, showcases the emirate’s rich maritime heritage, including sailing and ship building, fishing and salting, pearl diving, and much more.

Visitors will experience workshops, performances, craft demonstrations, and heritage trails, as well as immersive stories of yesteryear as told by heritage experts, who will share their stories and deep knowledge of the crafts and skills that were part of traditional coastal life. A traditional souq, with a wide selection of F&B vendors providing mouth-watering bites, will also be a feature of the festival.

In addition to immersing visitors in the traditions and lifestyle of Abu Dhabi’s community of sailors and maritime craftspeople, the Festival will recognise the sea’s still-vital economic and cultural role, and will seek to develop partnerships and promote unifying efforts to achieve sustainable fishing practices and conservation of marine resources.