In this regard, the civic body has organized several lecture programs in different places having architectural and heritage importance located in Dubai inviting experts in the field.
programs have been mainly organized at falcon Museum, Camel Museum and Dar Al-Nadwa functioning under the supervision of Dubai Municipality.
Lectures covered topics like ‘Environmental features of traditional buildings’, ‘Comparison between German and Emirati architecture’, ‘Heritage aspects of Al-Ain City’, ‘Palm tree as source of food and as a construction raw material’, ‘Importance of external paints with regards to the surrounding environment, ‘Story behind naming of localities in Dubai, ‘Fasting in tradition’, ‘Emirati tradition and customs according to writings of western travellers’ and ‘History of National Council’.
Some more lectures are on this year’s schedule which will cover subjects like ‘Impacts of modern transportation means on historic sites and ‘Traditional courtyards in the residential units’.
“The heritage is the sum of our society’s strength accumulated through yester years and we need to recognize it to accelerate ourselves for the purpose of winning the future” said Eng. Rashad Bukhash, director of Dubai Municipality architectural heritage department, while talked about Civic body’s efforts to preserve and promote Emirati heritage.
“We cannot forget our past and the ideas, customs, traditions as well as monuments that still carry the strength and zeal of our forefathers; because, we have to travel a lot, with more energy and knowledge” he added.
‘Dubai Municipality is committed to preserve Dubai’s heritage and culture that eloquently speaks how a tiny geographical spot in the map emerged as one of the global societies and sketches the long way from a fishing village to the status of global village’ he continued.
He pointed that Dubai Municipality, represented by the architectural heritage department has undertaken various projects, programs, events and initiatives in collaboration with other local and national organizations in the field.
He also stressed importance of the ongoing campaign to include Dubai Creek in world heritage sites of UNESCO and urged the public to support the bid by all means.
“Making each and every individual proud of society’s tradition and heritage as well as to participate in the efforts to preserve and promote it is our objective” he added saying.
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