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Thursday 18 April 2019

4th Edition of 'Morocco in Abu Dhabi' Cultural Event Opens

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4th Edition of 'Morocco in Abu Dhabi' Cultural Event Opens

The 4th edition of the "Morocco in Abu Dhabi" festival, an event that aims to highlight the various facets of the Kingdom's authentic and millenary heritage, opened on Wednesday in the Emirati capital.

Placed under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, this event, which is being held at the invitation of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, with the support of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of AbuDhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, provides an opportunity to further strengthen the deep-rooted relationship between the United Arab Emirates and Morocco.

The opening ceremony of this event, co-chaired by minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicrafts and Social Economy, Mohamed Sajid and Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, was marked by the presence of president of the National Foundation of Moroccan Museums, Mehdi Qotbi, director general of the Moroccan National Tourism Office, Adil Al Fakir and director general of "la Maison de l'artisan" (house of craftsmen), Abdellah Adnani.

This event, which runs until the 30th of this month at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre, is an opportunity to discover the culture and heritage of Morocco in all its creative aspects (architecture, music, arts, cuisine, customs and traditions).

The 2019 edition honors Moroccan women as partners in the Kingdom's social and economic development throughout history.

This edition will also be marked by the exhibition, for the first time outside Moroccan territory, of archaeological articles and pieces retracing several periods in Moroccan history.

The program of this event includes various shows of modern, popular and spiritual music, as well as a fashion show of Moroccan traditional dresses and an exhibition of handicrafts that showcases the experience and know-how of Moroccan craftsmen in different traditional trades.

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