The event is aimed to revive Dubai’s historic areas and promote the traditional heritage of the emirate
Meanwhile, Emirati tourism company Meet the Locals will be offering a host of activities during the festival including a local market, a live Emirati cooking station, a dates tasting station, an etiquette of Arabic coffee session, henna design and more.
A number of entrepreneurs and artists from the UAE will be showcasing installations, experiences and workshops steeped in tradition. Participating brands include Tamashee, a high-end footwear brand, The Zay Initiative, which preserves and documents traditional clothing and Gumash Studio, a multidisciplinary platform that takes inspiration from traditional crafts in the Middle East.
Finally, there will be light and sound shows held on a daily basis as well as a host of live performances in the neighbourhood.
How to get there:
By metro: Catch the green line train to Al Ghubaiba Metro Station and take the right exit to head to the event.
By bus: Catch the bus to Al Ghubaiba bus station. Al Shindagha Days will be on your right.
By car: Drive your car towards Al Shindagha Historical Neighbourhood and park in the RTA designated parking in front
By Careem: Careem users can get 20 per cent off with the code Alshindaghadays. The code is valid from January 9-18, with a maximum discount of Dh25 per ride.
There are routes available via abra as well for just Dh1.
Timings for Al Shindagha Days:
Thursday, January 9, 5pm-11pm
Friday, January 10, 2pm-11pm
Saturday, January 11, 10am-10pm
Sunday to Wednesday, January 12-15, 5pm-10pm
Thursday and Friday, January 16-17, 2pm-11pm
Saturday, January 18, 10am-10pm