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Under The Patronage of
H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qassimi

Friends of Cancer Patients will play the host for the 5th Gulf
Federation for Cancer Control Conference in Sharjah, 5th to 7th
May 2011, with the main theme being "Colorectal Cancer -
Diagnostics, Treatment and Control."



Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the Emirate has become a proud preserver of the country’s cultural heritage.

Sharjah’s rich and varied cultural and commercial achievements are based on solid foundations. This accent on maintaining its roots while enjoying the benefits of modern technology are Sharjah’s distinguishing features.


Wind towers are a unique feature to this region, used to create air circulation and cooling within a room. The beautifully restored Heritage and Arts Areas stand tribute to the charm and practicalities of the traditional buildings. Privacy, cooling and security were of the utmost importance in the construction of forts and homes and these features controlled the design of the buildings, along with the climate and available local resources.


Today the word dhow is used for any ship made of wood. Traditionally handcrafted in wood, these vessels are working reminders of the long tradition of maritime trade in the area. Centuries ago their owners made voyages to places as far away as China and beyond. Today most of the dhows sail between the UAE, Iran, Pakistan and India trading in a variety of goods. The most common dhow is the Boom, characterised by a flat stem head with the black and white painted nose.




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