This New Initiative Is Set To Preserve The Modern Heritage Buildings That Shaped Dubai
By Nada Hamouda
Dubai Municipality is working with several government organizations to start preserving the old buildings dating back to the 60’s and 70’s. The efforts come as part of the municipality’s Modern Heritage Initiative that aims to memorize the development of the emirate towards modernity in the early years of the UAE union.
According to a press release, launched on Thursday, the project will be launched jointly by the Planning Department and the Architectural Heritage Department. Moreover, the municipality will collaborate with many partners including the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Knowledge Fund Establishment, and the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
“The department, in cooperation with the Architectural Heritage Department, has chosen a short list of buildings as a first stage to protect. The list includes Dubai World Trade Center, Clock Tower, Al Baraha Hospital, Al Khuloud Nursery, and Al Ras Library,” said the Director of Planning Department at Dubai Municipality, Eng Najib Mohammed.