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Morocco in Abu Dhabi 2018

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Morocco in Abu Dhabi 2017

By Hajare El Khaldi

Rabat-  The third-annual “Morocco in Abu Dhabi” will take place March 6-19 in the Emirati capital.

With the ultimate goal of reinforcing ties between Morocco and the UAE, “Morocco in Abu Dhabi”  offers UAE communities a glimpse on the Moroccan culture, heritage, and its ability to preserve craftsmanship throughout generations. In this regard, the event will showcase exhibits that will cover a variety of topics, such as architecture, music, art, and cuisine, as well as to customs, traditions, fashion, and artifacts from the Moroccan Heritage Museum.

In addition to enhancing political, economic, scientific, touristic and cultural relationships, the event also aims to educate future generations on the importance of preserving the heritage and instill principles of tolerance.

This edition celebrates creative young minds that will add their innovative touch to the lifelong heritage preservation. The Design and Youth Gallery is inspired by traditional architecture as a place of artistic expression.. Furthermore, the event will celebrate the best of Islamic architectural art and its uniqueness in Morocco.

For the first time, the Museum of Moroccan Heritage will present rare and unusual antiquities from its historic archive, as a symbol of Morocco’s rich history and civilization.

Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni, Federal National Council Member and Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the event, said, “The UAE Capital is organizing ‘Morocco in Abu Dhabi’ for the third year in a row, following the exceptional success of the first two editions, highlighting the strong and historic ties between the UAE and the Kingdom of Morocco.”

The event is organized under the patronage of King Mohammed VI at the invitation of the Emirati President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, supported by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the recognition of UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


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