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AUS students take part in World Tourism Day
A group of students from American University of Sharjah's (AUS) Student Multicultural Learning Program (SMLP) took part in the World Tourism Day 2014 hosted by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority at Khorfakkan, Sharjah, on September 24, 2014.
The event began with a tourism conference held at the Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort and Spa followed by a visit to a local family house for a first-hand experience of Emirati culture and traditions. The students then visited the Khorfakkan Heritage Museum where they saw a wide range of local antiquities and furniture as well as ancient weaponry.
The tour ended with students visiting the port of Khorfakkan, where they took a cruise and learned about the traditional and modern methods of fishing and diving.
Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs said, "Through cultural visits, we promote UAE's exciting tourism destinations and rich cultural heritage among the young generation. I encourage our students to explore more about our country's history and its developments throughout the years."
The fun event allowed students to enjoy a variety of traditional events that reflected the social, cultural, and touristic development of the east coast of the United Arab Emirates. Also, these traditional activities highlighted the major achievements of Sharjah that led towards it becoming the Islamic Cultural Capital of the Arab Region for 2014.