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“Morocco in Abu Dhabi” culture, heritage event kicks off

“Morocco in Abu Dhabi” culture, heritage event kicks offAbu Dhabi : Moroccan Prince Moulay Rachid chaired the opening ceremony of the 3rd annual “Morocco in Abu Dhabi” event, which will last until March 19.

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.

The Prince visited many pavilions set up in Morocco in Abu Dhabi event, “which is an opportunity to highlight the different facets of the authentic Moroccan heritage,” according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).

The National Foundation of Museums will showcase for the first time outside Morocco unique masterpieces from different museums of Morocco.

The event’s attendees will also have the chance to explore an original artistic stand devoted to young artists, “whose modern and creative works are inspired by the authentic Moroccan heritage,” added MAP.

The event, which is being held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, is organized by the ministry of tourism.

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, Morocco World News reported.

The event is being marked by the attendance of several Moroccan officials, including Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicrafts and Social Economy Mohamed Sajid, and Ambassador of the King to the United Arab Emirates Mohamed Ait Ouali, in addition to the Chairman of the National Foundation of Museums Mehdi Qotbi, Director General of the House of Craftsmen Abdellah Adnani, and Acting Director General of the Moroccan Tourism Office Rachid Hamzaoui.


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