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Sharjah Heritage Days attracts 102,000 visitors in its first week

SHARJAH, 18th March, 2022 (WAM) -- Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Musallam, Chairman of Sharjah Institute for Heritage, and Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of Sharjah Heritage Days, revealed that 102,000 visitors had participated in the events and activities of the first week of this year’s Sharjah Heritage Days (SHD) in heart of Sharjah and Central and Eastern Regions.

The event, which takes place in the heart of Sharjah at the Heritage area, received visitors from all corners of the Emirate of Sharjah, the UAE, as well as international visitors from across the globe.

Dr. Al Musallam expressed his appreciation and recognition of those who made the event possible, and welcomed all guests and visitors, "We are very happy to receive such a large number of visitors to the heritage pavilions, to immerse themselves in Emirati, Arab, and international cultural and popular heritage. We have had tremendous success one week into this year’s edition of the event, and continue to anticipate growing success of this festival."

He noted that Thursday was marked by the presence of large numbers of young visitors to the Heritage Square, who enjoyed the ‘Haq Al Laila’ or ‘Night of the Half of Sha’ban’ event. The event included distribution of sweets and gifts to children, in order to establish, revive, and draw awareness to this traditional custom.