UAE joins the global community in celebrating world heritage sites

Shaily Kalra

dubaiDubai: United Arab Emirates (UAE) joined the global community in celebrating the World Heritage Day on a grand scale on Monday this week

Thousands of Sharjah residents and tourists joined the April 18 celebrations that would continue till April 23 by moving out of their homes to enjoy the art and culture and the rich Emirati tradition.

UAE has spectacular sites that have made it to the Unesco World Heritage Sites list. Unesco formally refers to World Heritage Day as International day for Monuments and Sites.

In recent years, Dubai has taken special care to develop places and monuments of cultural and commercial significance and these have attracting tourists in a big way. Work on many more projects is also continuing.
“Many traditional houses are being converted into bastions of tradition and each one of the houses will show its heritage in the areas of perfumery, jewellery and many more attractive things”, said Rashad Mohamed Bukash, CEO Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department,Dubai Municipality.

In October, UNESCO officials would be coming to Dubai to consider the city’s bid to list the Dubai Creek as a World Heritage Site and a formal announcement in this regard is expected by June next year. Dubai Creek


Dubai CreekKhor Dubai (Dubai Creek)  is a natural seawater inlet of the Arabian Gulf located in the heart of Dubai with 14 kilometres length and between 100-500 meters width that runs South-East and ends at Ras Al-Khor wildlife Sanctuary. The creek divides the city into two parts: Bur Dubai and Deira, and has played a major role in the economic development of the region throughout history. Refrence 

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