Weekends at the Oasis Return to Al Ain for Final Installment

Al Ain, UAE: 19 March 2018: Weekends at the Oasis, part of the 2018 Al Ain cultural programme organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) returns this weekend for the final installment of its heritage and family-focused event at Al Ain Oasis.

Running on 23 and 24 March, Weekends at the Oasis is curated to celebrate the heritage of the UAE and to allow the contemporary landscape of the Al Ain region to be explored through a variety of cultural experiences.

The Oasis will host children’s workshops offering a range of arts and crafts projects for children of all ages to enjoy, as well as retail booths from 5pm to 11pm.

The weekend’s event will also offer a curated programme of activities to evoke a sense of shared nostalgia, where the public can enjoy screenings of shows from popular culture of the 70s and 80s, traditional Ayyala performances, food trucks and story-telling inspired by life within the Oasis. The popular café in the 1980s, Suhail Studio, one of the most famous photography studios in Al Ain, and the recordings of “Al Shaab” specializing in cassettes will also be available at the Oasis.

The full Al Ain programme provides a variety of ways for visitors to interact with the Emirate’s cherished history, and has been curated to support the UNESCO theme ‘Protecting our Heritage and Fostering Creativity’. It will return to several iconic locations across the Emirate’s Garden City later in the year.

Further details and the full programme of events and timings can be found at 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 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. http://dctabudhabi.ae

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