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In her description of the impact of virtual theatre on the performing arts sector in the UAE and Dubai, Fatima Al-Jallaf, Manager of the Theatre Section and Acting Director of the Performing Arts Department at the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), noted that the spread of virtual theatre in some countries around the world, in light of the exceptional situation imposed by COVID-19, has not yet permeated in the local scene.

Art is an open dialogue between societies and a window that sheds light on people’s creativity and creations. It is the vessel that carries elements of the homeland and expresses peoples' cultures, values and principles, communicating their messages to all of humanity and transcending the limits of language. On World Art Day, Dubai becomes an icon that embraces various types of art as well as an inspiring haven for artists and art aficionados from all over the world.

“Our heritage must be preserved since it is our origin and roots, and we must hold on to our origins and our deep roots.” These are the wise words of the founder of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which are reflective of a country proud of its cultural heritage that embodies its identity and culture. Based on its awareness of the importance of heritage as a wealth left by the ancestors for generations to inspire them on their path towards the future, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) made preserving Emirati heritage one of the sectoral priorities of its strategic roadmap.

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