Dubai Culture promoted Emirati heritage to FIBA World U17 Basketball Championship


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​Dubai, UAE; August 13, 2014: The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, promoted Emirati heritage at the FIBA World U17 Basketball Championship with traditional activities that aim​​​ed at educating international visitors on the nation's rich history.

The 2014 FIBA World Under-17 Basketball Championship is an international basketball competition, where 16 national teams competed in the tournament. The preliminary round was held at Al Ahli and Al Wasl, while the final round was held at the Hamdan Sports Complex.

The third edition also marked the first time the FIBA World U17 Basketball Championship was held outside Europe.

As part of its support, Dubai Culture setup a heritage tent, encompassing of Areesh, traditional accessories and a majlis-style seating arrangement. Two women dressed in the customary Emirati outfits provided vivid glimpses into the UAE's handicrafts history.

Dubai Culture is committed to enhancing awareness of culture and arts by fostering robust dialogue with the public to generate interest in the cultural sector, and contribute to promoting global dialogue on culture and arts.​