Al Fahidi Fort: Sheikh Hamdan Carries Out His Grandfather's Vision

  • Publish date: Thursday، 21 January 2021 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
Al Fahidi Fort: Sheikh Hamdan Carries Out His Grandfather's Vision
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Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, on Wednesday announced the commencement of a rehabilitation project of the historical Al Fahidi Fort, which is home to the Dubai Museum.

Sheikh Hamdan took to twitter to talk about the project as he shared a picture of him and the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum: “As one of the country’s historic attractions, Al Fahidi Fort has a special significance in Dubai’s history as it has witnessed key phases of Dubai’s transformation over the past 200 years.” 

“Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the preservation of historic buildings, we launched a rehabilitation project for this important monument so that it can continue to serve as a cultural center in Dubai and an essential component of Dubai’s cultural scene. Our historical assets are our treasures, and we must continue to protect and preserve them for future generations.” Sheikh Hamdan added.

The project is being carried out as part of the vision of the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum to promote the fort as a cultural landmark and preserve the emirate’s civilisational and cultural heritage.

As part of the rehabilitation plan, Dubai Culture has announced that Al Fahidi Fort will be temporarily closed due to the renovation work

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Visit Dubai (@visit.dubai)

Al Fahidi Fort was built in 1787 and served as the headquarters for the Ruler of the emirate. It was restored during the reign of the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

In addition, Al Fahidi Fort welcomed around 1.5 million visitors in 2019, bringing the total number of visitors to the museum since its inauguration to almost 17 million visitors from across the world.

Image Source; Twitter