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 The Fifth Sheikh Zayed Festival of Socotra Heritage kicked off in Hadibo, the capital of the archipelago on Saturday amid broad popular participation.

The festival is an annual traditional gathering supported and funded by the Emirati Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Works.

The event aims at giving a demonstration of the cultural heritage, traditions and customs of Socotra, in addition to a range of artistic, sports and cultural activities practiced by the inhabitants of archipelago.   

The program of the festival contains exhibitions of handicrafts, traditional domestic industries, camel races, traditional poetry contests, old time games and gastronomy among others.