10 Awesome Educational Activities This Weekend

10 Awesome Educational Activities This Weekend
By C Hoppe
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Qasr Al Hosn Festival

What: The BIGGEST annual celebration of all things Emirati

For: The Whole Family

Cost: Under 5s free Dhs10 for everyone else

Age: All ages

Where: Qasr Al Hosn Fort, Abu Dhabi

When: 4pm to 11pm from 3rd February to 13th February

What Is It: The biggest annual festival of Emirati heritage, based at the beautifully restored Qasr Al Hosn fort. Activities are numerous and cover all aspects of Emirati heritage, natural history, culture and life. Discover the different zones, such as the marine zone which offers; oyster opening, sea chanting, pearling traditions, Gargour Maleh, net casting, Kharaarif, sail making, shasha boat, Dhow building, or the desert zone where you can experience Emirati coffee & Rababa, Ghazel, butter making, Al Sadu, storytelling, traditional food, falconry, Al Yola, camel rides, Houbara and more...

For kids 6 to 13 years there’s also: pottery classes, toy making workshops, sadu block painting classes, jewellery making, architecture classes, weaving and leather craft making. The classes are 45 minutes long and run throughout the weekend.

Contact: www.qasralhosnfestival.ae


Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Festival

What: Explore Emirati Heritage and Culture

For: The whole family

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Where: Al Hayer Road, Abu Dhabi

When: 10am to 7pm-  31st Jan to 13th Feb

What Is It: Animal shows, (Arabian horses, Saluki dogs, camels and falconry), traditional arts and crafts, boat building, sweets and honey, hunting and fishing, shooting and so much more!


Sharjah Festival of Lights

What: See the beautiful buildings of Sharjah all lit-up!

For: Everyone

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Where: Sharjah Region

When: After sunset from 4th to 13th Feb

What Is It: We all know Sharjah prides itself on preserving and creating some of the most gorgeous traditional architecture of the region, well, now you can see it spectacularly illuminated.

Buildings to be illuminated: Al Qasba; Al Taqwa Mosque, Al Noor Mosque, Al Maghfira Mosque, University City Hall, The new Planetarium, Al Qasimi Mosque, The new Jubail Fish and Vegetable Market, The Family Supreme council of affairs, Al Majaz Amphitheatre, Cultural Square, Cultural Palace, Khalid Lagoon Corniche, Al Majaz Waterfront, Flag Island.

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