Dubai Culture Welcomes Two Cruise Ships with Cultural Activities



Dubai Culture shared the Emirates cultural influence and heritage with over 9,000 people at Port Rashid



Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 May 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirates dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted cultural activities on the Mariner of the Seasand Celebrity Constellationcruise ships for more than 9,000 passengers and crewmembers at Port Rashid. The initiative aimed to enhance Dubais cultural influence and strengthen its soft power, both regionally and globally.


A reception was held at the Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal at Port Rashid that featured many cultural and heritage activities, including a performance by the Al Mazyoud band, Al-Ayala and Al-Saqar folk dances, and souvenir gifts for the passengers.


Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General at Dubai Culture, commented: "We appreciate our ongoing partnership with DP World, which aims to enhance Dubais cultural identity and encourage creative exchanges with visitors to the Emirate. We regard such events as a valuable opportunity to present our culture and traditions, and display our authentic Arab hospitality to support Dubai Cultures vision of making Dubai a creative and sustainable global city for culture, heritage, arts and literature."


Al Nabouda added: "Through such initiatives and activities, Dubai Culture aims to promote the national identity of Dubai in line with the Dubai 2021 Plan to enhance the happiness and comfort of people living in the Emirate by promoting a vibrant, sustainable and multi-cultural society."


Dubai Culture aims to enhance Dubais cultural scene and draw attention to the Emirates rich heritage with a variety of initiatives that take place throughout the year. The Authoritys mandate is to build bridges of constructive dialogue between different civilisations and cultures through enriching initiatives that benefit Dubais citizens, residents and visitors.




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