CROSSDEV in AQABA, Jordan: celebrating World Heritage Day
April 12, 2021
In celebration of World Heritage Day that falls on 18 April, CROSSDEV’s project partner JREDS – The Royal Marine Conservation Society – will conduct a number of volunteers for a tour around the city of Aqaba, south Jordan. The goal is to spread awareness and increase the visibility, attractiveness, and promotion of historical sites around Aqaba and to learn how to preserve our rich heritage for future generations.
In consideration of the start of Ramadan, the tour will be held on 12 April. The group will visit one of the most important historical places of the city, the Aqaba Castle, and will live the String Art experience inside the castle yard, which is one of the little-known experiences in the city of Aqaba. The group will then move to “Productive Kitchen”, when local women will show how to cook “Aqabawi Bukhari”.
The objective of the CROSSDEV project is to contribute to the economic and social development in Mediterranean. It is co-funded by the European Union through the ENI CBC MED Programme. CROSSDEV strengthens and enhances sustainable tourism practices, emphasizing common heritage and resources. Specifically, the project intends to increase touristic competitiveness and attractiveness of less-known destinations and rural/depressed areas, adopting the Cultural Routes concept in selected areas of 4 countries: Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.