Qasr Al Muwaiji announces list of workshops in time for back to school

AL AIN, In line with the beginning of the academic year and as part of the ongoing Al Ain Cultural Programme, Qasr Al Muwaiji is hosting a series of interactive and educational workshops for children, running until 31st December.

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism � Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the programme of workshops has been designed to engage youngsters aged 10-18 and give them the opportunity to explore the country’s heritage and cherished traditions in an interactive manner.

Taking place from 8am to 1pm, these workshops include Colouring Coffee, a workshop that invites participants to use cardboard and carbon paper to draw and paint coffee cups, with the aim to reflect the significant presence of coffee in local society and to view it from a contemporary perspective. The second workshop, Creating Jewellery using Palm Wicker, encourages participants to learn about ancient craftsmanship and the importance of palm trees in Emirati culture.

Moreover, the Special Piece workshop will introduce children to a special object or story about Qasr Al Muwaiji, creating an atmosphere of excitement and entertainment for all. Children will also be able to participate in various other educational workshops such as poster making amongst others.

Qasr Al Muwaiji is one of the most significant cultural destinations in Al Ain, as it is considered one of the oldest historical monuments in the UAE. It houses an exhibition of photographs and quotes, entitled President of the Nation, which recounts the building and its residents’ history, and the wider history and archaeology of Al Ain city. The exhibition is the result of the work of a renowned group of professionals, including archaeologists, conservators, architects, historians and curators. The group worked closely together to create a distinctive showcase which respects the past and safeguards it for future generations. Al Ain has several museums that tell its unique story, including Qasr Al Muwaiji, Al Ain National Museum, Al Ain Palace Museum and Al Jahili Fort.

Source: Emirates News Agency