Dubai Culture showcases the emirate’s latest cultural and artistic landmarks at the 2022 Arabian Travel Market

  • Introducing the Al Shindagha Museum to celebrate Emirati heritage and encourage cultural tourism.
  • Celebrate Dubai’s artists in the VIP Majlis corner.
  • Planning for the full launch of the Al Shindagha Museum during the fourth quarter of 2022.
  • Support creative businesses and help achieve the goals of Dubai’s Creative Economy Strategy.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: As part of its efforts to strengthen the emirate’s position as a leading cultural hub for incubating global artists and entrepreneurs and to support cultural tourism and the creative economy in the emirate, the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is participating in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022, the leading global event for the tourism and travel industry. The Authority showcases the emirate’s latest cultural and artistic landmarks as part of its participation in the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism’s Pavilion No. (11) at Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall No. (3) May 9-12. .

During its participation, Dubai Culture is also celebrating the Al Shindagha Museum, Dubai’s largest heritage museum, taking visitors on a journey to explore the social, economic and political history of the emirate through a cluster of houses heritage sites that have been turned into museums and include the latest interactive display technology. The houses include the Houses of the Ruling Family, the House of Perfumes, the House of Social Values, and the Dubai Creek: Birth of a City House. In addition, the children’s pavilion offers young people an interesting education for all members of the family. The Al Shinadagha Museum is expected to open in full during the fourth quarter of 2022.

Commenting on the participation during her visit to the ATM, Hala Badri, Dubai’s Chief Culture Officer, said: “Dubai culture is keen to participate in the ATM given its importance and position as platform that helps us promote the cultural monuments of the emirate to a large number of people. visitors from all over the world, especially the Al Shindagha Museum, considered a center for the preservation of the region’s cultural heritage. Our participation helps to showcase the civilization of the emirate and strengthen its position as a global center of culture, an incubator of creativity and a thriving hub for talent, as well as to encourage cultural tourism in the ’emirate.

Badri added: “Dubai Culture also takes the exhibition as an opportunity to celebrate artists, citizens and residents, in line with our strategic priority to support talent and provide innovative platforms to present their creativity to a global audience and offer them new horizons for growth and prosperity, affirming the emirate’s position as a hub for launching creative, cultural and artistic energies.It will also attract artists, entrepreneurs and investors in creative works from around the world to benefit from the opportunities for growth and prosperity offered by the city, which, in turn, helps to supply the creative industries of the emirate, leading to the achievement of the objectives of Dubai’s creative economy strategy which aims to make of Dubai as the creative economy capital of the world by 2026.”

During his visit to the ATM, Badri visited various booths including Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, Dubai Police, General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners – Dubai, Emirates Airlines and Abu Dhabi Tourism with the aim of seeking ways of cooperation. between the Authority and the booths she visited during her tour at ATM 2022. Badri also visited the booth of Dubai Culture, where she attended an art exhibition organized by the Authority in the area VIP which includes works by talented Emirati and UAE-based artists.

The exhibition includes four original paintings and a sculpture from the “Al Gargour” series by Emirati artist Khaled Al Banna, whose ideas are inspired by the bright colors of traditional women’s clothing and Gulf fishing nets in cooperation with MORROW Collective. The exhibition also includes two paintings by Emirati visual artist, photographer and sculptor Mattar bin Lahej: ‘Khair Alkalam Fan’ through which the artist highlights examples and systems of wisdom, creating a distinctive artistic method for translating these sentences in a new style and concept, and “Khair Al Ard”, in which the artist uses natural sand to simulate the earth, briefly describing the human relationship with the earth.

Dubai is a dynamic city that offers its residents and visitors unique experiences to discover its distinctive heritage and historical origins through numerous cultural events and heritage activities. Stemming from its cultural responsibility, Dubai Culture, as the government entity responsible for the culture and arts sector in the emirate, is committed to safeguarding the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Dubai, transmitting it through generations. and celebrate it, making it accessible to everyone, everywhere. and stimulating feelings of national pride and belonging in their souls.

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James C. Tibbs