Wathiqati @ ATM

Heritage Centre showcases Emirati tradition
jamil-2-Fatima Mohamed, Senior Researcher at the Research and Studies  Department - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage CenterBy Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, May 05, 2015

DUBAI: As one of the most visited exhibitions in Dubai, Arabian Travel Market (ATM), prominent government departments and other organisations have displayed a range of services and products to the visitors with keen enthusiasm.
The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre’s pavilion at ATM emerged as a major attraction on the first day of the exhibition. It received a large number of domestic and international visitors interested in exploring the UAE’s heritage and cultural traditions.
Fatima Mohamed, Senior Researcher at the Research and Studies Department at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre, spoke to The Gulf today at the exhibition. The visitors from the region and from around the world took advantage of the opportunity to learn about Emirati culture and heritage through the pavilion, showcasing a large number of rare photographs, documents and other heritage artefacts.
The 4-day exhibition started on Monday and will run until May 7 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The “Wathiqati” initiative aims to showcase to the world the authenticity of the UAE’s heritage as well as the varied cultural treasures that serve as tremendous economic engines while encouraging cultural interaction between peoples.
‘Wathiqati’ is a national initiative with a historical dimension initiated from August 2014 with the aim to collect, preserve and maintain historical documents and manuscripts and make them available to researchers and those interested in historical, heritage and humanities studies.
So far the centre under this initiative has collected over 2,000 documents including official and non-official documents, officials and non-official letters, manuscripts, different types of reports, different types of contracts, statistics, photographs, maps, charts and data tables, drawing and manuscripts, treaties, law and pacts, minutes of sessions and meetings, biographies and translated materials and literary documents.
Fatima assured that the response from the general public will be increased to see the efforts of the centre using all the resources to preserve the history of the UAE.

~ by jamilkhan on May 5, 2015.

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