Restoration work continues in old Dubai
19 July, 2015
Since 1991, Dubai Municipality has restored more than 185 buildings in old Dubai, an effort which, it hopes, will culminate in United Nations World Heritage Site status. The municipality submitted its application to UNESCO in 2014 and is working on observations it received from the organisation’s experts before resubmitting in January 2016, said Eng Rashad Bukhash. The proposed area will include Shindagah, parts of Bur Dubai and Al Ras. As part of the plan, a complex of 50 restored traditional houses in Shindagah will offer greater opportunities to interact with UAE heritage, said Mr Bukhash. The area will offer more galleries and museums, as well as schools and workshops where visitors can learn traditional crafts such as wooden carvings, making of daggers and basket weaving.