Discover The City
Perhaps you’ve been considering coming to Dubai for a while now. If so, make this the year that you come to visit this sprawling metropolis.
A star on the international scene, many remnants of Dubai’s past remain, enshrined in the city’s wonderful heritage. And with its many advances and the mercantile multiculturalism of a progressive city, Dubai truly has become the crown jewel of the United Arab Emirates.
The Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department (AHAD) of Dubai Municipality is a comprehensive department that manages all aspects of preserving the architectural heritage and antiquities of the Emirate of Dubai.
From planning to design and execution of heritage projects based on international standards on conservation through different approved methods of restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction and maintenance of historic buildings.
It is also in charge of all the archeology sites in the Emirate of Dubai supervising foreign and local missions in their archeology
Ras al Khor Wildlife
Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary (RAKWS) is one of the few urban protected areas found in the arid zone. Located in the heart of Dubai and against the backdrop of the Dubai Skyline, this 6.2 square km sanctuary is home to 450 species of animals and 47 species of plants.
It is a haven for migratory birds! In winter the number of birds may reach up to 25,000 of 180 different species recorded so far. Flamingoes are the main attraction here for visitors but the sanctuary also hosts large populations of mallard, pintail, common teal and waders.
The many mysteries of Saruq Al-Hadid or ‘the Way of the Iron’ are revealed through the use of state-of-the-art technologies. Situated in the Shindagha Heritage District of Dubai and housed in a historic building, one of the most exciting chapters of our history is revealed.
A center for metalworking some 3,000 years ago, Saruq Al-Hadid is one of the most mysterious archaeological sites to be discovered in the Emirates.
For the first time, the skill and accomplishments of those who lived during this time are proudly displayed for all to see.