63,000 visitors welcomed midway through 18th Sharjah Heritage Days

63,000 visitors welcomed midway through 18th Sharjah Heritage Days

This unique showcase of the customs and traditions of 29 nations of the world will continue until April 10

As the 18th edition of Sharjah Heritage Days (SHD) – the region’s largest festival showcasing local and global cultures – completes its first two weeks, the Higher Committee has announced that 63,000 people from the UAE and beyond have visited and taken part in the festival’s 500+ activities and events in Heart of Sharjah.

63,000 visitors welcomed midway through 18th Sharjah Heritage Days
Bhangra dancers make the crowd go "balle balle" at Sharjah Heritage Days

This unique showcase of the customs and traditions of 29 nations of the world will continue until April 10 in the Heart of Sharjah, and in the city of Khorfakkan until April 3.

On behalf of the festival organisers, Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage and Chairman of the Higher Committee of Sharjah Heritage Days, said: “The heartening footfall to our festival thus far is a clear indication that heritage is a rich and interesting subject to all segments of community, and has the potential to be a key driver in the culture and tourism sectors. The number also testify to the amount of trust the public has in the precautionary measures in place at SHD to curb the spread of COVID-19.”

The numbers also testify to the amount of trust the public has in the precautionary measures at SHD.

The organising committee continues to work on its plan for daily and continuous sterilisation of all the activity locations. The children’s workshops areas undergo sterilisation after each activity. Visitor entry is limited to 3,000 on weekdays and to 6,000 on weekends.

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