General Travel News

Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - gold embroidered Arab cloak

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi is holding a number of cultural programs at Qasr Al Muwaiji in Al Ain between October 23rd and December 26th, in celebration of the emirate’s cultural heritage.
 
Qasr Al Muwaiji’s programs include a number of weekly and monthly workshops, on topics such as archaeological excavation and the art of making the Royal Bisht (Arab cloak), which will enable participants from all ages to learn about Emirati crafts and traditions in greater detail. The workshops will introduce visitors to recent restoration works taking place at Qasr Al Muwaiji and raise awareness of the project itself.
 
Participants will be able to learn all about the Royal Bisht and its manufacturing techniques through bi-monthly workshops facilitated by experts in Bisht making, with the workshop also including an opportunity to have a closer look at the varied collection of Al Nahyan Family’s bishts.
 
Qasr Al Muwaiji is considered to be one of the main cultural destinations in the Al Ain area. It is the birthplace of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. The palace contains an exhibition of historical photographs and interactive digital screens that recount the history of the building, its residents and the archaeological history of the Al Ain area.   

Al Ain is home to many museums each with their own unique story to tell, including Qasr Al Muwaiji, Al Ain National Museum, Al Ain Palace Museum and Al Jamila Fort.
 
All programs are free of charge and open to all ages.

More General Travel News
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 27 April 2019
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of Hajj to try to attract 30 million pilgrims
UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed on 47th National Day
Latest Travel News
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 Ma...
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 2...
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of ...
Featured Sights To See
Campo San Polo

Campo San Polo

Venice, Italy

Many years ago, at the Campo San Polo bull races took place, fairs and military parades were held but now only the city’s outdoor cinema is set up here on summer nights. The church located here called the Chiesa di San Polo was restored several times but little remains of the original 9th-century building, and the 19th-century alterations were so expensive that the friars had to sell off many grea...

What to do with Children in Makkah

What to do with Children in Makkah

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

It’s strenuous enough to be in Makkah on your own, to have to manage kids on such a trip is a herculean task. There is not much in the way of parks, or play grounds in this city. However there is plenty of road way for your kids to run around in and play areas can be found in the larger shopping malls. But why waste this opportunity on play zones? With the amount of history in this city, why...

The Berlin Zoological gardens

The Berlin Zoological gardens

Berlin, Germany

are a fascinating place, and the most visited of all the zoos in Europe. More details in the ‘What to do with kids’ section. ...

Textile Museum

Textile Museum

Jakarta, Indonesia

The museum houses a large collection of textiles related to the religious and social practices of the major islands of the archipelago, including batik, ikat and kain ulos. ...