Al Qattara Arts Centre launches student engagement programme
Tours of the trade
Mar 01, 2018
Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi (DCTA), Al Ain’s popular cultural hub, Al Qattara Arts Centre, recently announced the launch of its 2018 student engagement programme.
Targeted towards students at all learning stages, the programme is aligned with DCTA's mandate to integrate the dynamic cultures of old and new in order to curate a legacy of cultural excellence, as well as educating and sharing traditional and cultural heritage with future generations.
The programme offers tours of the ancient fort structure where the centre is located, alongside a series of workshops exploring arts and culture.
Students will also get the chance to visit the Al Qattara Souq and the Qattara Oasis, where they can learn about the traditional architecture of the popular market area and historical oasis ecosystem and the Aflaj irrigation system.
Al Qattara Arts Centre is fully-equipped with classrooms, an art and pottery studio, a digital room for photography classes, a showroom, a library, and a reception office for visitor services.
The programme is open for all schools to register during the current semester and will return next semester, allowing visits from Sundays to Thursdays, 8am to 2pm.
For more information and registration, call 03 711 8278 or email