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Second phase of preserving Dubai’s heritage gets the green light

This phase will restore 35 heritage sites and buildings, bringing the total of sites covered to 807.

Second phase of preserving Dubai’s heritage gets the green light
[Source photo: Krishna Prasad/Fast Company Middle East]

Highlighting the relationship between people and their environment, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, has announced the next phase of a project to maintain and preserve the city’s heritage.

The second phase will work on preserving 35 areas, sites, and buildings from the 1960s to the 1990s, including Jumeirah Zoo, Clock Tower, Rashid Tower, the Dubai Petroleum building, Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport, Dubai Municipality’s main building, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Palace—Za’abeel, the Dubai Land Department building, and the Dubai Courts building.

“We have a responsibility to celebrate our history and protect our architectural treasures for future generations,” said Sheikh Hamdan. 

“The heritage areas covered by the project hold the memory of decades of progress and symbolize the dawn of Dubai’s renaissance. Located in the heart of modern Dubai, these sites bridge the past with the city’s future aspirations,” he added.

While the first phase of the project covered 17 archaeological sites, 14 historical areas, and 741 buildings, the second seeks to restore an additional 35 heritage sites and buildings, bringing the total number of sites covered to 807.

Dawoud Al Hajri, director general of Dubai Municipality, said that the sites and buildings for the project’s second phase signify an important era in Dubai’s history, adding that the project seeks to honor this heritage and share it with future generations. 

The statement mentioned that during the first phase, Dubai Municipality focused on preserving buildings, sites, and areas from the emirate’s earlier historical periods, such as the Al Shindagha Heritage District, the Naif area, and the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

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