Al Ain bears evidence of a culture’s ability to adapt; Samir Salama; Gulf News

UAE – Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

Unesco recognition to 17 heritage sites sheds light on ancient practices.

Al Ain: The inclusion of 17 heritage sites in Al Ain in the prestigious Unesco’s World Heritage List this year is a great boost for the UAE’s culture on the international stage.

These sites join an exclusive club comprising the Great Wall of China, Egypt’s pyramids, India’s Taj Mahal and the Statue of Liberty in America.

Mohammad Amer Al Neyadi, Director of Historic Environment at the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (Adach) said this international recognition will help shed more light on the lifestyle and customs of the people who lived in the region, which is today part of the UAE.

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