Amidst all the fun and entertainment, the Modhesh Fun City at the Dubai World Trade Center has not lost sight of the country's rich heritage as is seen at its Heritage Zone which is taking visitors back to the life of yore several decades ago

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Published: Sun 26 Jun 2005, 11:45 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 6:20 PM

drawing the point home that the UAE's rich culture and heritage is still precious for its present generation, specially the youth.

The Heritage Zone, located at the DWTC Hall 2, is a new addition to the sprawling DSS venue. It is open from 10am to 10pm and is designed to familiarise the new generation about their ancestors and teach them how life was in the desert country earlier.

Says Waheed Al Hashimi, DSS Legal Affairs Coordinator, "This new zone in MFC covers the UAE heritage via the dress of its people, their lifestyle and equipment used in four different seasons, especially during winter and summer."

Adds Mohammed bin Saeed Al Hely, Head of the Heritage Zone, "This is the first time we are participating in DSS. We have tried our best to make the zone look attractive and useful.

Our main aim is to show people our rich cultural heritage and the lifestyle of the locals living here before the formation of the United Arab Emirates about 30 years ago and the changes the country has witnessed over the years," he says.

The Heritage Zone hosts old UAE homes, wind towers and the majlis. The Modhesh Fun City visitors can experience the great hospitality and generosity of the people of the UAE in the majlis where guests are welcomed with traditional coffee and dates. On display is Al Manama, an elevated place from the ground level where people used to sit during the summer season.

There is also Al Areesh, a traditional house made from palm leaves, household items and equipment that were used many decades ago.

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