Sheikh Zayed Heritage festival lights up sky

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Sheikh Zayed Heritage festival lights up sky

Sheikh Zayed Heritage festival lights up sky

(Abu Dhabi) – A celebration of Emirati culture drew visitors to the opening of the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival. Emirati goods and professions were the mainstay of the festival, at which a replica fort was the central attraction, but there were also displays from other countries, such as Bosnia, Kazakhstan and North African and Gulf countries.
Antique vehicles and carriages ignited the imagination of guests, as did a selection of antiques from Afghanistan that dated back hundreds of years.
One of the Afghan treasures, a 550-year-old huge copper pot used to brew green tea, was being displayed by Mohammed-Daoud Ghazniwall.
The teapot, worth about Dh15,000, was used “for party times, two people had to hold it”, Mr Ghazniwall said.
He was showcasing another ancient pot – a huge stone one. As he set it on the floor and opened the lid he explained that it was used for cooking meat, which, when kept inside the pot, would stay warm for 24 hours.