Jordan Heritage Week to kick off next Sunday in Sharjah

The Jordan Heritage Week, organized by the the Sharjah Institute for Heritage, will be inaugurated next Sunday in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

According to an institute’s press release put out on Sunday, the event’s activities are part of the World Heritage Weeks program, dubbed: “World Heritage in Sharjah”, in which an Arab or foreign country is hosted each month to showcase its heritage treasures.

The Jordanian Heritage Week will last five days and will present glimpses on a heritage characterized by its diversity and authenticity, added the statement.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage, said Jordan has a rich and diverse heritage deeply rooted in history, and added “we will have a stunning journey over five days to unearth its icons”.

“Visitors will have an opportunity to explore famous landmarks in Jordan as Nabataeans and Petra, Amman, Karak, Beit Ras and other sites that are a symbol of heritage, history and civilization. The visitors will also have a chance to delve into heritage through a variety of activities and events such as popular music, folk music, arts, and fashion shows which reflect beauty and bright colors of Jordan’s heritage,” Al Musallam added.

He pointed out “visitors will also have the opportunity to visit the Jordanian heritage cuisine to taste a variety of popular Jordanian food, as well as an intellectual and cultural program that includes lectures and workshops on fashion and other activities and events. Jordan is blessed with many archaeological sites that belong to ancient eras, which date back to several previous civilizations across the country.” He said Jordanian folklore reflects the diversity of its social fabric, which is a rich cultural mosaic that has been woven from a traditional Jordanian heritage, and reflects authenticity of the countryside and urban life.

He noted activities of the world cultural weeks reflects openness to Arab and global experiences in this field to showcase various models of cultural heritage with its various manifestations, types and forms and to preserve heritage for generations as a major cultural component.

Source: Jordan News Agency