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Every aspect of Emirati culture and heritage is recreated, featuring traditional food, homes, clothes, decoration, and re-enactments of village life.

This international event is hosted every year in the city’s heritage area along the Sharjah corniche. The Sharjah Department of Culture and Institute of Heritage organises this event, which includes UNESCO World Heritage Day on April 18. Several countries take part, with a guest country of honor each year.

In tribute to the rich history of the UAE, Sharjah Heritage Days features cultural activities, talks and performances that shed light on the traditions of UAE culture. Storytelling events, in particular, delve into the lives and practices of the nation’s forefathers and ancestors. The main venue is in the Heart of Sharjah, one of the most popular Sharjah tourist places, where there are celebrations of UAE history, Arabic food and the evolution of Emirati clothing.

Locals, residents and expatriates flock to these events to experience the inspiring sights, melodic sounds and aromatic smells that represent Arab culture, as well as the delectable taste of Emirati cuisine. The events are especially popular among families, who want to teach their children about local traditions in the cultural capital of the Arab world. A popular follow up activity for kids is a trip to a close by Sharjah museum or the Sharjah Discovery Centre.


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Sharjah Heritage Days event takes place within the historic centre of the city, the Heart Of Sharjah district.
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