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HISTORY & TRADITIONS - MONUMENTS

Monument to Frankfurt city unveiled in Zabeel Park

Posted on 11/03/2014

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director of Dubai Municipality, along with Peter Feldmann, mayor of Frankfurt, unveiled the monument to the city of Frankfurt, Germany, in Zabeel Park within the monuments for Sister Cities of Dubai. The ceremony was attended by a number of officials from Dubai Municipality and the city of Frankfurt. Lootah welcomed the German delegation saying that this event is a firm step in the journey of bilateral relations between the two cities. Our good relations are based on ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority reveals details of Qasr al Hosn Fort conservation project for first time

Posted on 08/01/2014

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has released details of the Qasr al Hosn conservation project for first time. The fort, which has stood since the mid-1700s as the symbolic birthplace of the emirate, is undergoing a comprehensive project of conservation and restoration. A team of historians and architects are carefully removing parts of the thick white gypsum and cement render that was applied to the walls of the fort in the 1980s, revealing once again the original ...  >>MORE

UAE Forts: Bastions that guards UAE history

Posted on 26/03/2013

Apart from Qasr Al Hosn (Al Hosn Fort) in Abu Dhabi, which marked the 250th anniversary recently, at least 40 other fort survive to this day in the country, along with more than 30 watchtowers. "The fort was the heart of the government or the tribe, while the watchtowers were built for defence," says Dr Hasan Al Naboodah, an Emirati historian and the dean of libraries at the UAE University in Al Ain. Commonly, watchtowers in the UAE were built facing the open sea or on top of hills, with the ...  >>MORE

Al Ain’s historic souq to reopen after restoration

Posted on 27/11/2012

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) will next week reopen, after renovation, Al Ain city's historic Souq Al Qattara, which dates back to the mid-20th century. The souq was founded by the late Sheikh Shakhbut Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a former Ruler of Abu Dhabi, midway on the palm-lined road linking Al Qattara and Al Jimi oases. Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman, TCA Abu Dhabi, said, "The souq played an important social and commercial role for the population of Al ...  >>MORE

UAE gains two nominations in wonder of world campaign

Posted on 19/05/2009

The UAE has secured two nominations in the second phase of the official New7Wonders of Nature campaign. Liwa Oasis and the Empty Quarter have been shortlisted in the Landscapes category of the global initiative, while the Bu Tinah Shoals, a tiny archipelago north of the country, has progressed to the second round in the Islands category. Online voting is currently taking place and the nominations are constantly being updated in a live rankings table. Liwa Oasis and the Empty Quarter are ...  >>MORE

Restoration efforts are underway in Fujairah’s Wadi Al Hayl

Posted on 23/07/2005

It might be just a generation old but time has taken its toll. Piers Grimley Evans goes to Wadi Al Hayl, a small hamlet in Fujairah, which is in the process of being restored to its traditional, simplistic glory. Today the road up Wadi Al Hayl passes a street of neat single-storey houses. Off-roaders parked on the corners and a noisy gang of children whizzing around on their bikes are tokens of a happy, prosperous community. Yet older inhabitants remember a very different way of life. The ...  >>MORE

Monument to mark maritime achievements unveiled

Posted on 09/02/2005

'Shukran Dubai' (Thank You Dubai), a monument shaped like a 9.35 metre model of a dhow, was unveiled on Saturday under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry to mark the glorious maritime achievements of UAE. The event at the Burj Al Arab Hotel. which was attended by top government officials, distinguished personalities and representatives of private establishments who were involved in the project began with a ...  >>MORE

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