Felipe Gutierrez, Building Conservator at DCT, explains the physical properties of earth, the five minerals that comprise it, the importance of water, some of the different construction techniques and the value of preserving and transmitting this know how.
This video will talk to students about the iconic Qasr Al Muwaiji, where many traditions were born.
This series concludes with a visit to some earthen heritage sites that DCT recently conserved, using a variety of techniques
Al Ain Oasis is the largest oasis in Al Ain, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011.
Discover how people in the UAE lived 3000 years ago.
Learn about Al Ayala, a traditional performance art of the UAE and explore aspects of Al Ain Oasis through the eyes of experts and artists.
First in a series that talks about the capabilities and benefits of earthen architecture for our planet and its inhabitants.
This video will introduce students to the history of Al Sadu, Al Ain Palace Museum, as well as the Emirati Majlis.
Discover what life was like on Marawah Island 8,000 years ago.
The Rulers’ Palace and Birthplace of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan which was and still a meeting place for the community.
The Rulers’ Palace and Birthplace of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan which was and still a meeting place for the community members and the visitors of the city since the fortieths of 20th century.
A space in which to discover and create, bringing together the curious and the experienced. Take a 360° tour.
At Jebel Hafit in Al Ain are tombs that reveal trade links with the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Persia and the Indus Valley.
Qasr Al Hosn has more than one story to tell, it is a place of many layers and secrets awaiting to be discovered.
Artefacts discovered in the early Islamic town reveal evidence of trade to lands as far away as China.
Peter Magee, Zayed National Museum Director, Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, in conversation with Eisa Yousif, Director of Excavations & Sites, Sharjah Archaeology Authority.
Qasr Al Muwaiji, fort of the Al Nahyan and birthplace of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.
Discover the significance of Qasr Al Hosn in Abu Dhabi’s development through this archival clip of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, first President of the UAE and former Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency Saeed Al Otaiba recalls Al Ain’s development into a flourishing city and describes the grand structure of Qasr Al Hosn during the rule of Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Fatima Al Rumaithi and Hadeya Al Rumaithi take us back to their childhood memories of the celebrations in and around Qasr Al Hosn and their stories of the community that once surrounded the fort.
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