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Al Ain Cultural Sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List


The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi is pleased to present this resource as a primary tool for teaching students about Al Ain Cultural Sites which are inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

The resource focuses on sites of Jebel Hafeet, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud, the Oases and Aflaj, presenting information on their cultural history and significance as archaeological and civilisation landmarks. The teaching and learning tools within will aid educators in introducing students to Al Ain’s local heritage, both in the classroom and at the historical sites. DCT developed this educator resource to encourage interaction with heritage and offer unique experiences that build identity and civic behavior, which will ensure the UAE’s past is celebrated, understood and preserved for future generations. The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi aims to promote encounters with history and heritage sites that support the nation’s ongoing prosperity and offer schools and lifelong learners the chance to discover the UAE’s past through the nation's diverse resources.

Al Ain Cultural Sites

Resource Overview

This resource contains multidisciplinary and multimedia resources designed for educators to prepare their class visit or teach about the World Heritage Sites of Al Ain. It provides background information on the sites, in order to prepare educators with the tools to arrive confidently ready to begin the learning journey with their class. This resource contains lesson plans and activities that contribute to learning new terms, concepts, and skills, which reference the national curriculum. Moreover, the learning power of heritage sites and museums is through self-directed and group work skills that should be nurtured in students. Students should emerge from their experience with a greater appreciation for global cultural heritage as well as the knowledge and abilities required to personally contribute to safeguarding significant landmarks for future generations.

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