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The artisans also showcased many products made from traditional materials which meet modern-day needs, along with traditional clothing The artisans also showcased many products made from traditional materials which meet modern-day needs, along with traditional clothing

DCT Abu Dhabi Concludes Participation in 12th Souk Okaz Event

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) concluded its participation in the 12th edition of the historical Souk Okaz Festival, which ended recently in Saudi Arabia.

The DCT Abu Dhabi pavilion, which was located in the Arab Neighbourhood section, revealed that it attracted more than 10,000 visitors per day. Emirati artisans proved a major attraction for visitors to the Festival, which was organised by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, as they presented live demonstrations of traditional crafts practiced by Emirati women, such as Sadu and Khous.

“Our Souk Okaz pavilion witnessed a huge number of Saudi visitors, who expressed particular interest in UAE heritage in all its forms,” said, Saeed Hamad Al Kaabi, director, intangible heritage department, DCT Abu Dhabi.