The project aims to protect architecture that holds significant historical relevance…

Though Dubai is still a fairly young city, it is packed with history and heritage that has to be preserved for us and generations to come. Phase One included the preservation of archaeological sites, historical areas and over 700 buildings, and now His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai has approved the second phase.

The sites and buildings covered by this project serve as symbols of the emirate’s journey through the years. The second phase will include the preservation of 35 areas, sites, and buildings dating from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Phase 2 includes:

  • Clock Tower
  • Rashid Tower
  • Dubai Petroleum Building
  • Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport
  • Dubai Municipality Main Building
  • Dubai Television Building
  • Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Palace – Za’abeel
  • Hospitality Palace
  • Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Palace – Hatta
  • Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed School – Hatta
  • Za’abeel Secondary School
  • Al Ras Library
  • Dubai Land Department Building
  • Fish Roundabout
  • Dubai Courts Building
  • Diwan Building
  • Naif Police Station
  • The Flame Monument
  • Emirates Post Building – Al Karama
  • The water tank at Al Khazzan Park
  • Safa Park Building
  • Al Nasr Leisureland
  • Jumeirah Zoo (Dubai Zoo)
  • Emirates Golf Club
  • Dubai Creek Golf Club
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Rashidiya Grand Mosque
  • Al Fahidi Mosque
  • Health Authority Mosque
  • Omar Bin Haider Mosque
  • Al Maktoum Hospital
  • Dubai Hospital
  • Baraha Hospital
  • Rashid Hospital
  • Latifa Hospital (Al Wasl)

*In pics: Here’s what the Deira Clocktower in Dubai looks like now*

Speaking on Phase 2, Sheikh Hamdan stated, “By protecting our heritage architecture, we seek to promote a deeper understanding among citizens, residents and visitors of what has shaped the emirate into the thriving metropolis it is today.”

Sheikh Hamdan added that the preservation of heritage areas in Dubai is an ongoing endeavour aimed at preserving the cultural authenticity of areas across the emirate.

*In pics: Al Fahidi Fort is getting a makeover*

The Crown Prince stated that the preservation project ‘reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to raise the emirate’s profile as a global cultural destination, and preserve its unique national character.’

“We have a responsibility to celebrate our history and protect our architectural treasures for future generations. The heritage areas covered by the project hold the memory of decades of progress and symbolise the dawn of Dubai’s renaissance. Located in the heart of modern Dubai, these sites bridge the past with the city’s future aspirations. Dubai invites the world to witness its past, present, and future, all together in one place,” His Highness added.

Phase one of the project covered areas such as Al Shindagha Heritage District, the Naif area, and Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood and more.

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