Al Makhaweer Programme at Al Qattara Art Center
Al Qattara Art Center in Al Ain city organized one of its popular cultural programs, “Makhaweer”, in the last week of November 2021. This event introduced traditional and modern Emirati fashion, focusing on the Emirati bride to celebrate the UAE 50th anniversary. This event which was presented by the media personality Alia Bujssaim featured the traditional Emirati bride heritage by Mona AL Muhairi, the Emirati fashion from past and present by Mona Al Mansoori, and the jewellery design in UAE by Al Romaizan for gold and jewellery.
Since this cultural event aimed to show Emirati fashion, the word Makhaweer which refers to a special yarn used in embroidery in the traditional UAE dresses, was used as the name of this one-day event. These dresses may not be as trendy as they were in the past, but they still have their presence and importance.
During this one-day event which took place on the 25th of Nov, the main aspects of Emirati fashion were presented. The changes of Emirati fashion from the past to present days in terms of clothes and jewellery were the main themes.
A special certificate of merit of appreciation was rewarded to Al Romaizan for gold & jewellery for their participation in this event. Al Romaizan featured the UAE jewellery design and their traditional Emirati gold jewellery collection that presented the new trends in traditional jewellery in UAE. This is not the first participation for Al Romaizan in social events and jewellery shows. In October this year, Al Romaizan was the diamond sponsor for the watch & jewellery Middle East show that took place at Sharjah Expo.
Al Qattara Art centre is located in an ancient fort that dates back to the Iron Age. It was renovated and reopened in 2011. The centre aims to encourage people to know more about Emirati art, and at the same time, it teaches art. The centre organizes various activities, festivals, and workshops all around the year. Most of its events are free of charge as it aims to introduce the different types of Emirati arts. In addition, the centre has collections of archaeological artefacts in a small museum within the centre. There are also specialized rooms such as music, calligraphy, photography, and pottery.