Under the Patronage of

H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, Chairman of Dubai Municipality

4th International Architectural

Conservation Conference and Exhibition 2016

Sustainable Heritage: Global Vision, Local Experiences

February 14th to 16th – Dubai, UAE

Register Now

Under the Patronage of

H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, Chairman of Dubai Municipality

4th International Architectural

Conservation Conference and Exhibition 2016

Sustainable Heritage: Global Vision, Local Experiences

February 14th to 16th – Dubai, UAE

Register Now

Under the Patronage of

H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, Chairman of Dubai Municipality

4th International Architectural

Conservation Conference and Exhibition 2016

Sustainable Heritage: Global Vision, Local Experiences

February 14th to 16th – Dubai, UAE

Register Now

Under the Patronage of

H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, Chairman of Dubai Municipality

4th International Architectural

Conservation Conference and Exhibition 2016

Sustainable Heritage: Global Vision, Local Experiences

February 14th to 16th – Dubai, UAE

Register Now

Under the Patronage of

H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, Chairman of Dubai Municipality

4th International Architectural

Conservation Conference and Exhibition 2016

Sustainable Heritage: Global Vision, Local Experiences

February 14th to 16th – Dubai, UAE

Register Now

Under the Patronage of

H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, Chairman of Dubai Municipality

4th International Architectural

Conservation Conference and Exhibition 2016

Sustainable Heritage: Global Vision, Local Experiences

February 14th to 16th – Dubai, UAE

Register Now

Under the Patronage of

H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, Chairman of Dubai Municipality

4th International Architectural

Conservation Conference and Exhibition 2016

Sustainable Heritage: Global Vision, Local Experiences

February 14th to 16th – Dubai, UAE

Register Now

Under the Patronage of

H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum

Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, Chairman of Dubai Municipality

4th International Architectural

Conservation Conference and Exhibition 2016

Sustainable Heritage: Global Vision, Local Experiences

February 14th to 16th – Dubai, UAE

Register Now

Dubai Municipality is set to organize its 4th International Architectural Conservation Conference & Exhibition under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum,Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, Chairman of Dubai Municipality.

One of the most common definitions of sustainability cited by professionals stressed on the environmental concerns to the interrelationship between people, resources, environment and development.This definition is impeded in Venice charter and finds its resonance among conservation practitioners to recognize cultural heritage as an irreplaceable resource and it is our common responsibility to save it for future generations.

The main aim of the conference is to exchange information, experiences and knowledge among researchers, professionals, local and international organizations dealing with sustainability and heritage conservation.

Organizing Committee

Eng. Rashad Mohammed Bukhash

Eng. Rashad Mohammed Bukhash

President
Eng. Bader Mohamed Al Ali

Eng. Bader Mohamed Al Ali

Principal coordinator
Eng. Ahmed Mahmood Ahmed

Eng. Ahmed Mahmood Ahmed

Head of Financial and Logistic Committee
Eng. Khalid Mohammed Ahmed

Eng. Khalid Mohammed Ahmed

Head of Exhibition Committee
Dr. Eman Shafiq Al Assi

Dr. Eman Shafiq Al Assi

Head of Scientific Committee
Eng. Farouk Achour Benouared

Eng. Farouk Achour Benouared

Head of Public Relations Committee
Eng. Shatha Amin Al-Mulla

Eng. Shatha Amin Al-Mulla

Head of Marketing Committee
Eng. Mohammed Amer Rajab

Eng. Mohammed Amer Rajab

Head of Conference Program Committee
Hajer Mohammed Ahli

Hajer Mohammed Ahli

Rapporteur
Theme 1: Policies, strategies and guidelines for sustainable heritage
  • Legislation, guidelines, code of ethics and measures for sustainable heritage.
  • International charters and evolving concept in sustainability of cultural heritage.
  • The Historic Urban Landscape initiative and the integrated approach to historic areas.
  • Safeguarding the intangible aspects of heritage.
  • Impact studies and sustainable heritage.
Theme 2: Approaches to sustainable heritage
  • Research and most recent studies on sustainable heritage environments.
  • Urban issues in conserving historic districts.
  • Evolving concepts of authenticity and integrity as applied to World Heritage Sites.
  • Development and management of historic areas.
  • Public-private collaborations and partnerships.
Theme 3: Cultural tourism and sustainability
  • Interpretation, presentation and promotion of material culture.
  • Sustainability of heritage museums.
  • Marketing and promotion of Cultural heritage.
  • Cultural tourism and economic aspects of heritage sustainability.
  • Balance between sustainable development, tourism requirement and heritage conservation.
  • Impact of tourism on heritage conservation.
Theme 4: Sustainability and smart solutions for heritage conservation
  • Smart approaches to heritage conservation.
  • Training, education and capacity building.
  • Most recent techniques of smart solutions for heritage conservation.
  • Sustainable practices in social media outlets of heritage sites.
Conference Key Dates:
  • 14 May 2015: Notification of abstracts acceptance
  • 1st September 2015: Deadline for full length papers
  • 31 October 2015: Response on full length papers
  • 30 November 2015: Deadline for full length papers submission
  • 8-10 February 2016: Conference
Poster Key Dates:
  • 26th July 2015: Deadline for submission of the summary of poster
  • 16th August 2015: Response on the submission
  • 20th September 2015: Deadline for the submission of poster
  • 15th October 2015: Response on the submission

keynote speakers

  • His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, President and chairman of the board of the Saudi commission for tourism and national heritages, KSA.
  • Excellency/ Ahmed Al Toufiq, Minister of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Morroco.
  • Dr. Anna Paolini, Director of the UNESCO office in Doha. State of Qatar.
  • Dr. Mounir Bouchenaki, Director of Arab Regional Center for world Heritage, Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • Dr. Zaki Aslan, Director of ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah (ICCROM-ATHAR).
  • Arch.Rashad Mohammed Bukhash, CEO of Architecture Heritage and Antiquities Department – Dubai Municipality
  • Dr. Rashed Khalifah Al Shaali, Assistant Professor Architectural Engineering Department – UAE University.

scientific committee

  • Chair of the Scientific: Eman Assi, Associate Professor, Principal Heritage Studies Specialist, Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department, Dubai Municipality, Dubai, UAE
  • Attilio Petruccioli, Professor of Architecture, Department of architecture and urban planning, Qatar University.
  • Abeer Al-Lahham, Associate Professor, College of Design, University of Dammam, KSA.
  • Ahmed Mansour El-Mosalamy, Senior Urban Planning Specialist, Planning Department, Dubai Municipality, UAE
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Dubai is located on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, along the southeast coast of the Arabian Gulf. It is one of the seven emirates that form the country (U.A.E.) with an area of approximately 4,114 km2 -second largest city in U.A.E – and a population of around 2.1 million. Dubai is particularly known for its warm hospitality, rich cultural heritage and is considered the central business and transport hub for many people from around the world. Dubai offers various experiences to its visitors that involves it’s deep-rooted heritage, calmness mountains, intriguing deserts, stunning beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls. The local currency is Dirham which is pegged around AED 3.67 to 1 US Dollar. Dubai culture is formed around Islam and the traditional Arab culture. Visitors to the city are welcomed to come and experience, learn, interact with Emirati’s to have a glimpse of the authentic culture of Dubai. However, visitors are required to adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity when visiting Dubai.
In addition to Dubai being a cosmopolitan city, it also shines as a city that has its roots deep into history. Evidence reveals a history of over 5000 years in sites such Al Safooh, Hatta, Sarouj Al Hadeed and Al Quasis archaeological sites. Evidence supports the conclusion that Dubai was a major settlement area and was among the many cities that were located along the main inland routes connecting the south to the north of the Arabian Peninsula. Artifacts indicate a strong trade connection with countries such as Iraq, Bahrain and Yemen. A major turning point was in 1833 when around 800 of members of the Bani Yas tribe, led by the Maktoum Family, travelled from Abu Dhabi to settle in Dubai at the mouth of the creek (Khor) in 1833. This was the beginning of an era that made Dubai what it is today. The natural harbor and the surrounding settlements become a main hub for trade and the pearling industry. Till date, the activities along the creek has been preserved along with more than 500 historic buildings of much many have been restored and opened to the public. Led by Dubai Municipality, the site of Khor Dubai – including the settlements- is proposed to be nominated on the World Heritage List in 2017 as an example of a city that has preserved the continuity of trade activities with evidence of traditional old markets, merchant houses and administrative buildings. To view the nomination, click here.

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