Al Taghrooda on intangible heritage list

The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), has inscribed Al Taghrooda (a poetry form) as a living human heritage in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during its meeting on Thursday, in its Paris headquarters.

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Published: Sat 8 Dec 2012, 9:28 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:07 PM

Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), congratulated the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, on the inscription saying it attests to the UAE’s international efforts to safeguard elements of the Arabian Gulf’s intangible heritage.

Unesco’s inscription of Al Taghrooda is the culmination of efforts carried out in conjunction with the UAE’s neighbour, the Sultanate of Oman.

“The United Arab Emirates has been remarkably successful in safeguarding elements of intangible cultural heritage,” said Shaikh Sultan, “and this preservation as a legacy for future generations is central to Emirati identity. This preservation goes hand-in-hand with other strategies for civilised development and cultural openness,” he 

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