Sharjah Heritage Days started since 2003. It is a big cultural event abounding in Heritage activities that are filled with action, vivacity, knowledge, and entertainment. It was organized by Sharjah Institute for Heritage and was timed to coincide with the UNESCO celebrations of heritage world day on 18th of April every year.
During Sharjah Heritage Days, we regain the authenticity of the past and let our sons be acquainted with the history of our grandfathers, and the history of their life which includes handicrafts, trades, customs, and traditions, as well as the hard life which does not look like our easy life.
At the same time it is a real expression of the identity of this people and a living embodiment of the emirates sons history which the other peoples get to know, those people of the world whether who come to the festival from its various parts or those who are interacting with it through the different mass media.
Number of National groups: 8
Number of International groups: 16-20
Minimum ages participants: 18
Recorded music allowed: No
Traditional Folk Art: Yes
Traditional Folk Music: Yes
Traditional Folk Singing: Yes
Present-day Dancing: Yes
Workshops dance/music: Yes
Traditional food preparation: Yes
Other special program parts: Handicraft work