UAE president issues law establishing the Abu Dhabi Heritage Protection Authority
The department will help promote Arab culture
The president of the UAE Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a law establishing the Abu Dhabi Heritage Authority.
The new entity will replace the UAE Heritage Club and the Abu Dhabi Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee. This is reported by
ANI, a partner of TV BRICS.
The main tasks and responsibilities of the Abu Dhabi Heritage Protection Authority include developing strategies to preserve Emirati heritage and traditions; promoting traditional values and national identity in society; documenting traditional practices; and conducting research and studies on literature and traditions in line with Abu Dhabi’s cultural heritage strategy.
The Authority will support initiatives in Nabati poetry and poetry in Classical Arabic, review historical research and publications on the history of the Emirati language and its spoken dialects, in addition to poetry, written, visual and audio materials about the UAE and the country’s leadership.
The authority will also manage and organise festivals, exhibitions and heritage programmes inside and outside the emirate through coordination with relevant stakeholders.