Travel Through Our Traditions tour series explores traditional camel convoys and local camel farms

Al Ain, 11 December 2017: The new Travel Through Our Traditions tour series returned yesterday (Saturday, 9 December), taking participants on a journey through Al Ain, where they explored the traditions revolving around camel convoys, and camel rearing and breeding in local camel farms.

Hosted by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi at Al Ain National Museum, Travel Through Our Traditions will return for its second and third installments on 13 January and 17 February, 2018.

Camels are an integral part of Emirati culture and were historically a dependable source of not only transport but also food and milk in the UAE. Trading camel meat and milk was an important part of the economy; camel skin was used to make shoes, bags and waterskins, while camel wool, which was considered to be of very high quality, was commonly used across the Arab world for tent and rug-making.

Aiming to preserve customs and traditions for future generations, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi supports UNESCO’s efforts through organising educational activities that present the rich heritage of the Emirate and educate the wider community about the importance of the World Heritage sites.

Participation in the Travel Through Our Traditions tours is free and open to all. Pre-registration is required via e-mail: aanm@dctabudhabi.ae

  • Dates: Saturday, 13 January 2018. Saturday, 17 February 2018.
  • Time: 3:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Meeting Point: Al Ain National Museum

For more information on the full programme, please visit www.visitalain.ae

About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The Department manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role played by the Department is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.