A formal ceremony took place on Monday evening (18 April) in the presence of the Fujairah Crown Prince, His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi.
Many cultural groups entertained the crowd that gathered beneath the iconic Fujairah Fort. Children danced in colourful costumes, women sang and chanted, men participated in the mesmerizing yollah dances, swordsmen showed how sharp were their talents while cantankerous camels bellowed as they were sidelined from the stage.
Gifts were presented by the Crown Prince to the representatives that had come from
Inspecting the Displays
After the formalities, His Highness was eager to tour the display booths from the GCC countries as well as those of the UAE. He spoke to many people and showed a keen interest in the crafts and the skills that were being demonstrated.
Bus loads of children had come from outlying parts of
World Heritage Week
Not content with only a day, the Fujairah Tourism and Antiquities Authority is extending the cultural displays and heritage exhibitions until and including Friday.
Each evening the programme commences at 5.00pm and concludes at 10.00pm.
Food is available for purchase.
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