Family Day Workshop in Al Ain to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan

Third session of Family Day Workshop series invites children and families to decorate their own Ramadan lanterns

Al Ain, 08 May 2018 –As part of Al Ain Cultural programme 2018, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the Family Day Workshop returns for its third edition on Friday May 11, at Qasr Al Muwaiji.

The Family Day Workshop is held once a month to explore a variety of topics, where it will focus in its third edition on the Holy month of Ramadan and the joyous spirit it brings to Muslim communities around the world. The workshop will focus on the importance of bringing people together, and the significance of the role of the family in society, in addition to exploring Emirati customs and traditions related to the holy month.

Participants in the workshop will get the opportunity to design and decorate their own Ramadan lanterns, which are considered a symbolic adornment for this occasion.

The Family Day Workshop is aimed at raising awareness and promoting Emirati heritage, through engaging a broad spectrum of ages to explore the history and culture of the United Arab Emirates.

Qasr Al Muwaiji is one of the most significant cultural destinations in Al Ain Region, as it is considered one of the oldest historic monuments in the UAE. Since its establishment at the beginning of the 20th century by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed the First, the palace was used as a court or a council of government, and witnessed the birth of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. It houses the President of the Nation exhibition, which recounts the history of the building, its many prominent residents, and the wider history and archaeology of Al Ain city.

Full Details about the event:

  • Date: Friday 11th May 2018
  • Time: 5pm to 7pm
  • Location: Qasr Al Muwaiji, Al Ain
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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 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.