The emirate of Sharjah has set the stage for the largest and longest celebration of local and global cultures in the UAE and the region as the emirate hosts the 18th edition of Sharjah Heritage Days (SHD) from March 20.
The three-week festival will see over 500 events and activities being played out at the Heart of Sharjah’s heritage area, presenting guests a never-before opportunity to learn about and experience the vibrant foods, clothing, handicrafts, dances and traditions of the UAE and the world.
This year’s event will see the union of 29 countries under the theme ‘Cultural Heritage Gathers Us’. The Republic of Montenegro will be the Guest of Honour this year with Kazakhstan being the Special Guest.
The event which is organized by the Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH) will run from March 20 till April 10. Visitors will be allowed 4 PM – 10 PM on weekdays and until midnight on weekends.
Only 3,000 visitors will be permitted into the World Heritage Village on weekdays with 6,000 allowed during the weekend.
The Higher Committee has revealed that 28 precautionary measures including entry and exit gates with thermal detectors, social distancing signages, availability of masks and sanitisers, and daily sterilisation of the various venues have been implemented to safeguard the health and safety of visitors and participants.
The venue, World Heritage Village will also go through 30-minute sterilization after each activity.
Organizers of the event have ensured ample parking spaces along with a valet parking service to ensure a smooth visiting experience for the guests.