This month, enjoy Performing Arts Events, Interactive Workshops, Excavation Trips, Treasure Hunts, and Immersive Experiences to celebrate the nation’s rich cultural heritage.


THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE AND Tourism is hosting a new programme of cultural and traditional events at Qasr Al Muwaiji, the birthplace of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The event has already started and will run from now until May 2018 with the series including performing arts events, interactive workshops, excavation trips, and immersive experiences aimed to preserve, promote and celebrate the Emirate’s rich culture and heritage.

Weekly events at Qasr Al Muwaiji will include Al Ayyalah and Al Razfa performances, which are inscribed on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Yalsa: an Etiquette and Protocol session every Thursday, as well as traditional Handicrafts Workshops each Wednesday and Thursday. Children and families will be able to enjoy a Restoration Experience simulating the mud brick restoration processes of the museum with the Department’s Historic Environment Conservation Team in a series of weekly specialised workshops.

A Falconer’s Camp will also run weekly, allowing visitors to become falconers for an hour along with a Bisht Workshop that will explore the history of this traditional garment worn by UAE rulers, and the different kinds of patterns that each ruler has on the Bisht, followed by a practical sewing workshop. Monthly Poetry Evenings will be accompanied by educational workshops, celebrating the nation’s poets and writers. If you want to get up close and personal with the deep-rooted culture in the UAE, Qasr Al Muwaiji is the place to do it.