Published on : Saturday, December 28, 2019
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has launched the first edition of ‘Hatta Cultural Nights’ – a cultural programme featuring festive events and activities designed towards introducing the community to the cultural fabric of the emirate as well as highlighting the wealth and values it represents.
Hatta Cultural Nights is being held at Wadi Hatta Park in the city of Hatta and corresponded with the 25th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) on December 26. It would continue till January 11, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Sunday to Thursday, and from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am – Friday and Saturday.
Focusing on Emirati handicrafts and folklore, the programme would uphold the traditions and pass them on to the future generations. The event aims to showcase a variety of cultural and entertainment activities that will strengthen the splendor of Emirati heritage and culture, attracting tourists from the UAE and neighboring countries.
To quote Hala Badri, the director general of Dubai Culture, “There is a deep cultural and heritage value to this initiative, which is being held for the first time. It is a distinctive demonstration that reflects the spirit of oneness and diversity that Dubai as an Emirate exemplifies. It upholds our vision of highlighting the richness that people from various countries living here impart to the overall cultural identity of the Emirate. This is also reflective of the value of tolerance that UAE has adopted since its establishment. It provides visitors an opportunity to explore Dubai’s traditional side and this in turn helps us reinforce Dubai’s position as an epicenter of culture, an incubator of creativity, and a thriving hub of talent.”
Hatta Cultural Nights features folkloric paintings, folk songs, and folk dances by artists from not only the UAE but from around the world for building constructive cultural bridges between people of various countries.