What’s Modern Heritage Conservation Initiative, Under Which Abu Dhabi Is Restoring 64 Sites?

by Deeplata Garde
What’s Modern Heritage Conservation Initiative, Under Which Abu Dhabi Is Restoring 64 Sites?

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT-Abu Dhabi) is carrying out an initiative to preserve some important buildings and sites in the UAE Capital. It is assisting in the preservation of 64 buildings and sites which enhance Abu Dhabi’s cultural identity. It will be upgrading these buildings through architectural, historical, societal, or scientific significance. This restoration program, Modern Heritage Conservation Initiative will be an effort to protect them for future generations.

DCT- Abu Dhabi’s Modern Heritage Conservation

The DCT- Abu Dhabi developed the list of buildings and heritage sites for inclusion in its Modern Heritage Conservation Initiative. The authorities have said that no demolition petitions would be accepted for these structures. Instead, they will be prioritised for maintenance and rehabilitation based on their grade.

A deeper examination of all 64 structures reveals that they together bear testimony to the emirate’s history as it has evolved over time. The list includes many different sorts of structures, such as a hospital, a theatre, a school, mosques, parks, hotels, marketplaces, and commercial buildings. DCT Abu Dhabi will continue to examine Abu Dhabi’s built environment as part of the Modern Heritage Conservation Initiative. The initiative is in order to discover and catalogue more such modern heritage sites that will be legally listed for preservation and conservation.

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Here’s The List Of Buildings

  1. Al Ghaf Tree Park
  2. Airport Road Park
  3. Armed Forces Officers Club & Conference Centre
  4. Al Omeirah Building (Adidas)
  5. Al Hobbara Water Tank (SBY Island)
  6. Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal and Taxi Stand
  7. Al Manhal Palace
  8. Zayed bin Sultan The Second Mosque
  9. The National Theatre
  10. Cultural Foundation
  11. Former Al Jazeera Hospital
  12. Abu Dhabi Media Company
  13. Abu Dhabi Oil Co. – Japan (ADOC)
  14. Al Manhal Family Medicine Clinic
  15. Al Zaab Old Fire Station
  16. Sheikh Zayed Sports City
  17. Islamic Institute Complex (Former UAEU)
  18. Hamed Centre
  19. Hamdan Centre
  20. Obaid Al MazrouaiButti
  21. Al Otaiba Building
  22. Harib Tower
  23. Sheraton Hotel
  24. Le Méridien Hotel
  25. Niqa Bin Ateej Water Tank and Park
  26. Radisson Blu Resort Al Ain (Hilton Al Ain)
  27. Al Jahili Eid Prayer Grounds
  28. Al Khalidiyah Park
  29. Al Ain Old Central Market
  30. Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry Tower
  31. Al Bateen Mall
  32. Intercontinental Hotel – Abu Dhabi
  33. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort
  34. Hili Old Market (Shaabi Market)
  35. Zayed Al Awwal Secondary School
  36. Former ADNOC Headquarters
  37. Al Maqta Conservation Area
  38. Former Vehicles & Drivers Licensing Directorate
  39. Bida’ Zayed Central Souq
  40. Arab Monetary Fund Building
  41. Etisalat Headquarters – Abu Dhabi
  42. Federal National Council
  43. Saeed Al Kalili (Al Ibrahimi Building)
  44. Heirs of Salem Khadem Al Qubaisi Building
  45. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Tower
  46. Bida’ Zayed Pool
  47. Liwa Rest House
  48. Remah Rest House complex
  49. Salman Khalifa Al Mazroei
  50. Otaiba Building
  51. Khalifa Al Suweidi Building
  52. Elenco Building
  53. Former Al Dhafra Region Municipality Building
  54. Madinat Zayed Vegetable, Meat & Fish Market – Abu Dhabi
  55. Abu Yalee Mosque
  56. Al Ain Old Gold Souk
  57. Al Nyadat Eid Musalla
  58. Mesaied Khalid Al Mansoori
  59. The Central Bank of the UAE
  60. Al Ain Vegetable & Fish Market (Shibrat Al Ain)
  61. City Terminal (Abu Dhabi International Airport)
  62. Abu Dhabi City Municipality Building
  63. Department of Economic Development
  64. Department of Finance

The restoration of these sites and buildings would help preserve the historical significance of the heritage of Abu Dhabi.

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