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Morocco showcases antiquities in Abu Dhabi 

Written by FDM

The cultural and artistic treasures of Morocco are in the spotlight in Abu Dhabi. On Tuesday, March 6th, Prince Moulay Rachid presided over the official opening ceremony of the third edition of the event « Morocco in Abu Dhabi », organized until March 19th.

The event, which is held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, showcases elements of Moroccan craftsmanship throughout generations (culinary arts, crafts, caftans and architecture) as well as works of designers and more than 300 artifacts from the Moroccan Heritage Museum.

This edition celebrates creative young minds that will add their innovative touch to the lifelong heritage preservation. Forty Moroccan painters, including Ahmed Cherkaoui, Chaïbia Talal, Jilali Gharbaoui and Farid Belkahia, are represented in this exhibition, for which many Moroccan museums have lent their works.

Exhibitions of traditional Moroccan costumes and the presentation of Moroccan dishes by the famous cook Choumicha are also on the program. The event aims to offer Emirati visitors an overview of Moroccan culture.

The event is organized under the patronage of King Mohammed VI at the invitation of the Emirati President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, supported by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the recognition of UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who was present at the inauguration.

This exhibition is one of many events organized by the United Arab Emirates, where the cultural offer has been expanding for the past ten years.