The UAE President announces issuing a law establishing the Abu Dhabi Heritage Authority
His Royal Highness As Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the State, enacted legislation that established the Abu Dhabi Heritage Authority. The Emirates Heritage Club and the Abu Dhabi Cultural and Heritage Festivals and Programs Management Committee will be superseded by this newly formed authority.
This newly established authority will replace both the Emirates Heritage Club and the Abu Dhabi Cultural and Heritage Festivals and Programs Management Committee.
The primary focus of the Abu Dhabi Heritage Authority is to develop strategies aimed at preserving Emirati heritage, emphasizing the values of national identity and cultural heritage within society. Additionally, the authority will engage in documenting various heritage practices, conducting relevant studies, and conducting research related to literature and heritage, all in alignment with the cultural heritage strategy in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Among its responsibilities, the Authority will sponsor, promote, and document poetry in its diverse forms, including Nabati or classical. It will also review studies and publications related to oral history in the emirate, covering spoken dialects and the content of poems, as well as written, visual, and audio materials related to the leadership and the nation.
The overarching goal of the Abu Dhabi Heritage Authority is to raise awareness about Emirati heritage and crafts, contributing to the enhancement and preservation of national identity values for the betterment of community cohesion. Additionally, the authority will take charge of managing and organizing festivals, exhibitions, and heritage programs, both within and outside the emirate, in collaboration with relevant authorities. This comprehensive approach reflects the commitment of the Abu Dhabi Heritage Authority to safeguarding and promoting the rich cultural heritage of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.