Emirates News Agency – Dubai Culture showcases the latest cultural and artistic landmarks of the emirates at ATM 2022
DUBAI, 10th May, 2022 (WAM) — The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is participating in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022 to showcase the latest cultural and artistic landmarks in the emirate, in the as part of its efforts to improve the emirate’s position as a leading cultural centre.
The presentation of the Authority will take place in Pavilion No. (11) of the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall No. (3), from May 9 to 12.
Dubai’s culture also celebrates the Al Shindagha Museum, Dubai’s largest heritage museum, taking visitors on a journey to explore the social, economic and political history of the emirate through a cluster of heritage houses that have been transformed into museums and include the latest interactive display technologies. .
The houses include the Houses of the Ruling Family, the House of Perfumes, the House of Social Values, and the Dubai Creek: Birth of a City House. In addition, the children’s pavilion offers young people interesting education for all members of the family. The Al Shinadagha Museum is expected to open in its entirety during the fourth quarter of 2022.
Commenting on the participation during her visit to the ATM, Hala Badri, Dubai’s Chief Culture Officer, said: “Dubai culture is keen to participate in the ATM given its importance and position as platform that helps us to promote the cultural monuments of the emirate to a large number. visitors from all over the world, especially the Al Shindagha Museum, considered a center for the preservation of the region’s cultural heritage. Our participation helps to showcase the civilization of the emirate and strengthen its position as a global center of culture, an incubator of creativity and a thriving hub for talent, and encourages cultural tourism in the emirate. .”
“Dubai Culture also seizes the exhibition as an opportunity to celebrate artists, citizens and residents, in line with our strategic priority to support talent and provide innovative platforms to present their creativity to a global audience and offer them new horizons of growth and prosperity. , affirming the position of the emirate as a hub for launching creative, cultural and artistic energies. This will also attract artists, entrepreneurs and investors in creative works from around the world to benefit from the opportunities for growth and prosperity offered by the city, which in turn helps to supply the creative industries of the emirate, leading to the achievement of the objectives of the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy which aims to make Dubai the creative economy capital of the world by 2026,” Badri added.
During his visit to ATM, Badri visited the booths of Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, Dubai Police, General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs – Dubai, Emirates Airlines and Abu Dhabi Tourism . Badri also visited the Dubai Culture stand, where she discovered an art exhibition curated by the Authority in the VIP corner that includes works by talented Emirati and UAE-based artists.
The exhibition includes four original paintings and a sculpture from the “Al Gargour” series by Emirati artist Khaled Al Banna, whose ideas are inspired by the bright colors of traditional women’s clothing and Gulf fishing nets in cooperation with MORROW Collective. The exhibition also includes two paintings by Emirati visual artist, photographer and sculptor Mattar bin Lahej: ‘Khair Alkalam Fan’ through which the artist highlights examples and systems of wisdom, creating a distinctive artistic method for translating these phrases in a new style and concept, and ‘Khair Al Ard’, in which the artist uses natural sand to simulate the earth, briefly describing the human relationship with the earth.