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Etihad Museum Announces The Launch Of Its Family Pack

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17May 2017: Etihad Museum has announced that it will be launching a special Family Pack in celebration of International Museum Day on Thursday 18th May, providing children with a range of fun and educational activities to complete as they discover the museum. The Family Pack is the latest in a series of educational programmes that have been launched by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) – the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, and the Authority managing the museum’s daily operations. The activities in the Family Pack include treasure hunts, drawing projects, investigation tasks, quizzes and other engaging challenges – all of which will stimulate curiosity and creativity to help children learn about UAE history and the inspiring Founding Fathers in a memorable way. Creative workshops being hosted at the museum as part of the Family Pack include ‘Desertscape’, ‘Painting with Chai and Qahwa’, ‘Sun Exposure Paper’, ‘Textures of the UAE’ and ‘Dallah Sculpture’, where children will be encouraged to take inspiration from objects in the museum and UAE culture to create unique artworks. The workshops will run from Friday19th to Saturday 20th May, and children will also be invited to participate in storytelling sessions that shed light on UAE history and support the National Reading Strategy 2016-2026. By taking children on a unique visitor journey, the Family Pack promises to strengthen their national pride, enhance visits to the museum and provide a fun day out for the whole family. Families using the self-guided packs will find that the Etihad Museum is an enriching and enjoyable place to share stories, spend quality time with loved ones and understand historical objects in a new light. The Family Pack is suitable for children of all ages and will be available later this month in both Arabic and English for any family visiting the museum. Abdulla bin Massam Al Falasi, Director of Etihad Museum, commented: “Our Family Pack has been launched in celebration of International Museum Day and designed by education experts to bring the nation’s story and heritage to life. Itofferschildren and families a new and engaging way to enjoy all that the museum has to offer. The Etihad Museum is not only an important national and touristic landmark but also a crucial historical source for a young Emirati generation, so we are fully committed to enhancing the educational aspects of the museum for children. To achieve this, our Family Pack will also be complemented by a range of creative workshops and storytelling sessions that aim to create a living and welcoming museum experience for all visitors.” The Etihad Museum tells the story of the 1971 Union Agreement through the eyes of the Founding Fathers, giving visitors valuable human insights into this pivotal era of UAE history.Bycelebratingthe dedication, commitment and patriotism of the Founding Fathers, the museum invites individuals from all walks of life to follow their shining example in nation building. The museum is open from 10:00 am to 08:00pm, seven days a week and in celebration of in celebration of International Museums Day, the museum will welcome visitors on Thursday free of cost.

About Dubai Culture & Arts Authority: The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) was launched on March 8, 2008 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in order to drive the growth of the city’s artistic and cultural landscape. The Authority has grown to play a major role in the realisation of the Dubai Plan 2021, to highlight Dubai as a thriving capital for creative industries and further embed the Emirate’s credentials as a city of happy, creative and empowered people. As part of its mandate, Dubai Culture has several initiatives that are focused on strengthening both the historic and modern cultural fabric of Dubai, including Dubai Art Season - the city’s premier umbrella arts initiative which kicks off with Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and encompasses Art Week including Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai, and SIKKA Art Fair, Middle East Film & Comic Con, SIKKA Art Fair - an annual event aimed at promoting Emirati and local artists in the UAE and the wider GCC region, Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre - an annual festival that fosters the art of theatre in the UAE and that is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016, and Dubai Next - a dynamic platform that aims to showcase the Emirate’s cultural ethos and its vibrant creative scene on the global stage. The Authority’s other key initiatives include Creatopia ( - the nation’s first government empowered virtual community that guides and nurtures the creative culture of the nation and provides a platform of information and opportunities that lead to exposure and personal growth. Dubai Culture also plays a leading role in support of the UAE National Strategy for Reading 2026, in particular by undertaking a major refurbishment of all Dubai Public Libraries branches to transform them into state-of-art cultural and artistic hubs. Across all of its branches, Dubai Public Library also provides children and young adults with a range of educational and entertaining activities that encourage the use of its facilities. The ‘Our Summer is Filled with Culture & Arts Programme’ is a Dubai Public Library initiative which complements the UAE National Reading Strategy, with its activities open to all age groups, and which revolve around four key themes: happiness, reading, family and the future. The Authority also manages more than 17 heritage sites across the Emirate, and is a key government stakeholder in the development of the Dubai Historical District. As the custodian Authority of Dubai’s museum sector, Dubai Culture will officially launch Etihad Museum in December 2016. The museum will provide a platform to encourage cultural exchange and to connect Emirati youth with their culture and history. As part of the Authority’s mandate to support Dubai’s vision of becoming the focal point of diverse cultural exchange (regionally & globally), all of its museums will provide a catalyst to preserve Emirati Heritage. For more information on Dubai Culture, visit


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