Ras Al Khaimah: H. H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has stressed the need for safeguarding indigenous tangible cultural heritage as a historic living witness to the rich past and genuine history of the region.
”UAE heritage is one of authentic sources of our national identity and a true component of our local culture which must preserved and protected from extinction so as to be passed down to the next generations,” Sheikh Saud said during a tour of the Ras Al Khaimah National Museum as part of his routine inspectional tours of government entities.
The Ruler instructed greater cooperation and coordination between local and foreign archaeological excavation missions to conduct historic studies on the latest discoveries in Ras Al Khaimah. He also gave directive for establishing a data base for archiving historic and archaeological findings.
Mohammed Ahmed Al Kit, Director General of Ras Al Khaimah Department of Antiquities and Museums, said Sheikh Saud viewed during his tour a collection of recently discovered exhibits.