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  • Sea and Sky in the UAE

    When: Sunday, June 26, 2022, 12 p.m. ET
    Where: Folklife Studio, National Mall
    Category: Narrative Session
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    From celestial navigation to the Hope Mars probe, voyaging is part of the UAE experience. In this conversation, learn about traditional navigation, sailing, and pearl diving traditions. Participants included Mustafa Fardan, a researcher of cultural heritage who specializes in pearls, and HE Ahmed bin Thani, who is an expert in sailing, boat building and pearl diving, who joined virtually from the UAE. The discussion was moderated by Nehad Hendawi.

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