Monuments and building conservation


Canadian University Dubai
Assignment 3
Tourism Management, MGT 310
Obaid Rashed Bin Hashem, ID # 20190007332





Monuments and building conservation


The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) works to document, protect and conserve the heritage of Abu Dhabi by surveying, recording, assessing and preserving tangible heritage sites. It also endeavors to record, preserve and promote the emirate’s intangible culture.

DCT Abu Dhabi follows international guidelines and principles for the care and protection of cultural resources and is responsible for conducting scientific research, implementing conservation initiatives, developing regulations and policies, and present, interpret and promote its work and its heritage.



  • Tangible heritage includes historic and modern monuments and buildings, ancient structures, cultural landscapes, as well as objects from prehistoric times to recent history, such as works of art, jewelry, weapons, tools, and objects of everyday life.
  • DCT Abu Dhabi’s work seeks to document and understand the historic environment of Abu Dhabi, to protect and preserve these heritage resources, and in cases where appropriate, restore or rehabilitate for public enjoyment.
  • This includes creating a database and inventory of these historic elements and studying them in order to develop a deeper understanding of UAE’s past. It publishes this research locally, regionally and internationally in various journals and other publications.
  • To improve the visitor experience in historic environments, DCT Abu Dhabi continually works to improve the presentation and access to these places, in part by adding interpretive resources to help visitors understand these buildings and places, and their role in the UAE and world history and culture.
  • DCT Abu Dhabi’s building restoration work includes removing intrusive new additions that disfigure the historic structures or locations, and rebuilding or repairing lost or deteriorated components according to the strictest international standards.



  • DCT Abu Dhabi also manages the collection, preservation, documentation and study of Abu Dhabi’s intangible culture, history and lifestyles, including social and cultural practices, forms of expression, skills, and related tools and objects. These include songs, performances, poetry, handicrafts and daily life practices.
  • DCT Abu Dhabi promotes the practice of these intangible heritage elements by supporting heritage troupes and associations, and performing them during public celebrations, festivals and cultural events.


Government entities have taken and continue to take several measure not only to preserve the heritage but also to create awareness about it. It has achieved this through:

  • holding festivals and events
  • forming clubs
  • establishing heritage villages
  • establishing and maintaining museums
  • constructing and maintaining mosques.
  • Festivals and events


Annual festivals such as Qasr Al Hosn Festival, Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, Sultan bin Zayed Heritage Festival, Sharjah Heritage Days bring alive the UAE’s heritage and gives the chance for the new generation to experience and value it. These festivals are very popular and draw huge crowds.




Clubs such as Emirates Heritage Club and Juma Al Majid Center for Culture and Heritage conduct research on the heritage and organize activities to promote awareness about the heritage.


Heritage villages


Heritage villages are a complex of structures that include traditional houses, schools, markets and public spaces. It is like a replica of structures in the olden days. All emirates have at least one heritage village. The heritage villages offer a peek into the different aspects of the lives of Emiratis in the olden times. Read about the heritage villages in:

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai



Museums in the UAE have contributed a lot towards preservation of the culture of the UAE. There are several museums in the UAE. They display artwork, rare pictures, utensils, armory, maritime equipment, currencies and other items from the olden times. Museums that have opened in original structures that served as forts or palaces in the olden days reflect the heritage of the UAE in a unique way.


New museums


Several new museums such as The Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Maritime Museum are coming up in Saadiyat Cultural District of Abu Dhabi.


Each of these museums will have a state of the art building. The Louvre and Guggenheim will exhibit unique collections from all over the world.


Constructing and maintaining mosques


General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments is the federal authority responsible for constructing mosques in the UAE. There are about 4818 mosques in the UAE open all day to call for piety, righteousness and peace.


Al Bidya Mosque in Fujairah is the oldest mosque in the UAE.


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi reflects the grandeur of the Mamluk, Ottoman and Fatimid architectural styles. Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding President of the UAE, was laid to rest in the complex of the mosque.


Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai was built entirely from white stone in the medieval Fatimid tradition, with towering twin minarets framing a large central dome. It can hold up to 1,200 worshippers.


All these three mosques are open for visits by non-Muslims.


Tips for non-Muslims to enter a mosque


A non-Muslim wishing to enter the mosque must dress conservatively. His/her clothes should fully cover the shoulders, arms and knees. In addition, women would need to cover their heads.



Sheikh Khalifa approves law setting out fines of up to Dh10 million for damaging antiquities

President Sheikh Khalifa has approved a law that will protect monuments and artefacts from sale, damage and being defaced, with huge fines and potential ail time for those that breach the new legislation.


The Federal Law No 11 of 2017 on Antiquities is aimed at preserving the UAE’s fixed assets ‘in order to promote national identity and preserve cultural heritage, for the purpose of reviving and enriching the national heritage of the country’, news agency Wam reported.


The provisions of the law shall apply to national effects and shall not apply to foreign items except in cases where this is expressly stated, Wam reported.


The Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development shall prepare a national registry containing data and information on the effects, registration, provided by the authorities.


When the draft bill was passed by the Federal National Council, it was stated that anyone who defaces or destroys an antiquity or artefact could face a minimum of two years in jail and Dh10 million in fines.


Building on, planting or changing the characteristics of an archaeological site, making excavations without a permit and smuggling items into or out of the country would be punishable with the same penalties.



Environment conservation laws


Preserving plants’ species



In order to preserve its biodiversity and protect and restore the natural habitats of its local plants, the UAE created a database of local plant species and made it available to the public. . An app titled Gherasuae is available on App Store and Google Play.


In 2014, the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment completed the first phase of its date palm tree identification through DNA profiling through a collaboration with the UAE University.


The projects aims to offer all kinds of support to preserve, identify and classify all genetic assets of date palm trees. It also aims to establish a reference database for all types of palm trees found in the UAE, as well as identify and document the extent of their diversity. The project will also help increase the contribution of palm tree planting and date production to the country’s gross domestic product.


In addition, many initiatives were launched to preserve the UAE’s plant species, including the establishment of ‘gene’ banks for plants’ genetic resources. One initiative will be implemented by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), which is set to document and preserve plants through establishing Abu Dhabi Plant Genetics Resources Centre. The purpose of the centre is to collect and document native plants so that if any species became extinct in the wild it could be cultivated in captivity and reintroduced back to nature.


The other is being undertaken at the UAE University in collaboration with the Khalifa Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.


Sea dumping and pollution

Dumping waste in the sea raises environmental concerns which is life-threatening on the marine ecosystem in the region. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in collaboration with its partners in the public and private sectors, continues to work towards greater protection of the marine and coastal environment and the preservation of its vital role through implementing the principles of the integrated management of the marine and coastal environment.


The UAE has enacted laws banning throwing waste and oil sludge into the water by the hundreds of tankers operating in the region.


The UAE Federal Law No. 24 of 1999 on the Protection and Development of the Environment prohibits the following:


Any intentional disposal of pollutants or wastes from ships, aircraft or any other means into the marine environment

Any deliberate dumping from ships or industrial installations or other means into the marine environment.

In addition, Federal Law No. 23 of 1999 and its Ministerial Decree No. 302 of 2001 (PDF, 450KB),  were issued to address exploitation, conservation and development of living aquatic resources in the UAE.


Learn how the UAE conserves and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.


Reducing the use of plastic

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) announced a policy to reduce the amount of single use plastic material in Abu Dhabi and mitigate its harmful effects.


The policy aims to keep plastics out of the environment and eliminate the use of avoidable single-use plastic materials by 2021 through fostering a culture of recycling and re-use and encouraging more sustainable practices in the community.


Through the new policy, the EAD will make Abu Dhabi free of single-use plastic bags by 2021.


Nature reserves

The UAE is committed to protecting and managing the rich biodiversity of the state and prevent the extinction of threatened species. The creation of natural reserves intend to improve the environment and protect the wildlife in the country, in addition to the promotion of eco-tourism.

By 2020 there were 49 nature reserves in the UAE. Reserves that have been listed as wetlands of international importance within the framework of Ramsar Convention increased from 2 nature reserves in 2010 into ten in 2019.


Environmental regulations and policies

Environmental protection is considered the main objective of the UAE’s developmental policies aimed at increasing green areas, developing water resources, improving marine environment and protecting it from pollution, preserving fisheries and livestock, developing strategies to protect biodiversity.


The UAE has set a body of legislations to ensure sustainable environment for life. It has introduced many legislations to preserve the environment. These are some of the ways through which the UAE aims to achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.


Environmental awareness

Environmental awareness aims at developing the culture of the society regarding environment and promoting environmental behaviour of individuals, which helps to conserve and properly manage natural resources.


The bodies concerned with the environment protection organise educational campaigns at the emirate or federal level in coordination with the respective federal agency.


The type and slogans of these campaigns are based on the needs of the UAE’s community in the areas of environmental awareness and education.


In recent years, environmental education has become one of the salient elements in curriculum development in the United Arab Emirates. Accordingly, efforts have been directed to include environmental content in school curricula and textbooks.


Therefore, Ministry of Education has been keen to incorporate the environmental dimension in school curricula of all stages, by addressing the environmental issues that affect student’s environment, in order to open the way for discussion on sustainable solutions.


As part of the involvement of global stakeholders in the wheel of promoting environmental knowledge, the Eco-Schools Initiative was launched. It is a global initiative led by the Emirates Wildlife Society in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), aiming to encourage environmental action in schools.



Consumer protection related to health, hygiene, service quality standards


Ministry of Economy


Ministry of Economy has a Consumer Protection Department. Competencies of the department include:


Supervising the execution of the general policy for consumer protection in cooperation with the authorities concerned

Co-ordinating with the authorities concerned to confront unfair commercial practices which harm the consumer

Co-ordinating and cooperating with the authorities concerned to spread awareness on the consumption of goods and services and to inform consumers of their rights and the means of claiming them

Controlling prices and striving to limit their increase

Seeking for the achievement of fair competition and combating monopoly

Receiving and resolving consumer complaints or referring them to competent authorities

Publishing the discussions and recommendations that contribute to increasing consumer awareness.



The ministry provides a hotline (600-522-225) to receive complaints related to infringements of the rights of the consumers.


In 2013, the ministry launched a section on their website for announcing the recall of damaged products. This was done to protect the rights of consumers, retailers and manufacturers as well as to maintain stability in the market.


Department of Economic Development (DED) in each emirate deals with consumer rights issues and implement plans and procedures related to consumer protection laws. It receives consumer complaints and raises the consumer awareness about their rights and duties.

Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA)


Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) is a federal entity that provides safety and quality measures for products, whether made in the UAE or brought in from abroad. The authority imposes mandatory standards on special products related to chemicals, gas and electrical devices. Its measures comply with common international standards adopted in the field of protection of consumers, markets and environment.

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council


Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council is responsible for developing quality infrastructure and raising awareness on quality standards in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Council introduced a consumer safety services system, known as ‘Manaa’, which provides reliable information on any product and its compatibility with safety regulations.


The Council also launched a ‘Quality Partner Program’ to encourage businesses to conform to relevant quality, safety and technical standards and regulations through self-assessment and voluntary commitment schemes.




Abu Dhabi Agriculture & Food Safety Authority- ADAFSA


Abu Dhabi Agriculture & Food Safety Authority is responsible for food safety and agriculture in the emirate of Abu Dhabi; it is also responsible for animal wealth. It encourages and supports research in all areas of food safety and agriculture that leads to the development of specifications, standards and regulations that match the latest scientific knowledge in its areas of responsibility.

Consumer protection law

The UAE has made keen efforts to ensure the consumer’s confidence in the market and to create a fair relationship between consumers and businesses.


The Federal Law No. 24 of 2006 on Consumer Protection defines consumer’s rights and obligations and outlines certain protection measures to fight monopoly, overpricing and fraudulent commercial activities against consumers.


According to the law, UAE consumers are granted the following rights:


The Right to Safety: to be protected from products, production processes and services that may cause harm to health and safety

The Right to Know: to know the accurate information concerning the goods and services (ex: origin of products, expiry date and ingredients of food items etc.)

The Right to Choose: to have multiple options of items and services at competitive prices and quality

The Right to Representation: to express opinions to develop the goods, services, prices and availability

The Right to Be Informed: to acquire knowledge and skill and awareness of consumer rights and responsibilities through continuous awareness programmes.



A new consumer protection law


In 2019, the UAE Cabinet approved the issuing of a new federal law on consumer protection which is in line with the Unified Law on Consumer Protection of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC). The new law aims to:


guarantee the protection of consumers and stability of pricesensure the delivery of goods and services according to production and distribution patterns tailored to the consumers’ needslimit practices that may have a negative impact on consumers and control increase in pricesencourage sustainable  consumptionprovide adequate protection to consumers in light of the technological advancement seen by the eCommerceregulate the work of suppliers, advertisers and commercial agents with regard to consumer protectionprovide the necessary conditions for creating a free market where consumers are granted the right to choose freely with fair pricesencourage the creation of a code of ethics the producers and distributors of goods and services.



  1. Environmental Protection – The Official Portal of the UAE Government,
  2. The National. “Sheikh Khalifa Approves Law Setting out Fines of up to Dh10 Million for Damaging Antiquities.” The National, The National, 23 Oct. 2017,
  3. “APPROACH TO CONSERVATION.” Abu Dhabi Culture, 11 May 2018,
  4. Efforts of the UAE Government in Preserving the Heritage – The Official Portal of the UAE Government,
  5. Consumer Protection – The Official Portal of the UAE Government,
  6. “Environmental Law and Practice in the United Arab Emirates: Overview.” Environmental Law and Practice in the United Arab Emirates: Overview – STA Law Firm,

Get Professional Assignment Help Cheaply

Buy Custom Essay

Are you busy and do not have time to handle your assignment? Are you scared that your paper will not make the grade? Do you have responsibilities that may hinder you from turning in your assignment on time? Are you tired and can barely handle your assignment? Are your grades inconsistent?

Whichever your reason is, it is valid! You can get professional academic help from our service at affordable rates. We have a team of professional academic writers who can handle all your assignments.

Why Choose Our Academic Writing Service?

  • Plagiarism free papers
  • Timely delivery
  • Any deadline
  • Skilled, Experienced Native English Writers
  • Subject-relevant academic writer
  • Adherence to paper instructions
  • Ability to tackle bulk assignments
  • Reasonable prices
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Get superb grades consistently

Online Academic Help With Different Subjects


Students barely have time to read. We got you! Have your literature essay or book review written without having the hassle of reading the book. You can get your literature paper custom-written for you by our literature specialists.


Do you struggle with finance? No need to torture yourself if finance is not your cup of tea. You can order your finance paper from our academic writing service and get 100% original work from competent finance experts.

Computer science

Computer science is a tough subject. Fortunately, our computer science experts are up to the match. No need to stress and have sleepless nights. Our academic writers will tackle all your computer science assignments and deliver them on time. Let us handle all your python, java, ruby, JavaScript, php , C+ assignments!


While psychology may be an interesting subject, you may lack sufficient time to handle your assignments. Don’t despair; by using our academic writing service, you can be assured of perfect grades. Moreover, your grades will be consistent.


Engineering is quite a demanding subject. Students face a lot of pressure and barely have enough time to do what they love to do. Our academic writing service got you covered! Our engineering specialists follow the paper instructions and ensure timely delivery of the paper.


In the nursing course, you may have difficulties with literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, critical essays, and other assignments. Our nursing assignment writers will offer you professional nursing paper help at low prices.


Truth be told, sociology papers can be quite exhausting. Our academic writing service relieves you of fatigue, pressure, and stress. You can relax and have peace of mind as our academic writers handle your sociology assignment.


We take pride in having some of the best business writers in the industry. Our business writers have a lot of experience in the field. They are reliable, and you can be assured of a high-grade paper. They are able to handle business papers of any subject, length, deadline, and difficulty!


We boast of having some of the most experienced statistics experts in the industry. Our statistics experts have diverse skills, expertise, and knowledge to handle any kind of assignment. They have access to all kinds of software to get your assignment done.


Writing a law essay may prove to be an insurmountable obstacle, especially when you need to know the peculiarities of the legislative framework. Take advantage of our top-notch law specialists and get superb grades and 100% satisfaction.

What discipline/subjects do you deal in?

We have highlighted some of the most popular subjects we handle above. Those are just a tip of the iceberg. We deal in all academic disciplines since our writers are as diverse. They have been drawn from across all disciplines, and orders are assigned to those writers believed to be the best in the field. In a nutshell, there is no task we cannot handle; all you need to do is place your order with us. As long as your instructions are clear, just trust we shall deliver irrespective of the discipline.

Are your writers competent enough to handle my paper?

Our essay writers are graduates with bachelor's, masters, Ph.D., and doctorate degrees in various subjects. The minimum requirement to be an essay writer with our essay writing service is to have a college degree. All our academic writers have a minimum of two years of academic writing. We have a stringent recruitment process to ensure that we get only the most competent essay writers in the industry. We also ensure that the writers are handsomely compensated for their value. The majority of our writers are native English speakers. As such, the fluency of language and grammar is impeccable.

What if I don’t like the paper?

There is a very low likelihood that you won’t like the paper.

Reasons being:

  • When assigning your order, we match the paper’s discipline with the writer’s field/specialization. Since all our writers are graduates, we match the paper’s subject with the field the writer studied. For instance, if it’s a nursing paper, only a nursing graduate and writer will handle it. Furthermore, all our writers have academic writing experience and top-notch research skills.
  • We have a quality assurance that reviews the paper before it gets to you. As such, we ensure that you get a paper that meets the required standard and will most definitely make the grade.

In the event that you don’t like your paper:

  • The writer will revise the paper up to your pleasing. You have unlimited revisions. You simply need to highlight what specifically you don’t like about the paper, and the writer will make the amendments. The paper will be revised until you are satisfied. Revisions are free of charge
  • We will have a different writer write the paper from scratch.
  • Last resort, if the above does not work, we will refund your money.

Will the professor find out I didn’t write the paper myself?

Not at all. All papers are written from scratch. There is no way your tutor or instructor will realize that you did not write the paper yourself. In fact, we recommend using our assignment help services for consistent results.

What if the paper is plagiarized?

We check all papers for plagiarism before we submit them. We use powerful plagiarism checking software such as SafeAssign, LopesWrite, and Turnitin. We also upload the plagiarism report so that you can review it. We understand that plagiarism is academic suicide. We would not take the risk of submitting plagiarized work and jeopardize your academic journey. Furthermore, we do not sell or use prewritten papers, and each paper is written from scratch.

When will I get my paper?

You determine when you get the paper by setting the deadline when placing the order. All papers are delivered within the deadline. We are well aware that we operate in a time-sensitive industry. As such, we have laid out strategies to ensure that the client receives the paper on time and they never miss the deadline. We understand that papers that are submitted late have some points deducted. We do not want you to miss any points due to late submission. We work on beating deadlines by huge margins in order to ensure that you have ample time to review the paper before you submit it.

Will anyone find out that I used your services?

We have a privacy and confidentiality policy that guides our work. We NEVER share any customer information with third parties. Noone will ever know that you used our assignment help services. It’s only between you and us. We are bound by our policies to protect the customer’s identity and information. All your information, such as your names, phone number, email, order information, and so on, are protected. We have robust security systems that ensure that your data is protected. Hacking our systems is close to impossible, and it has never happened.

How our Assignment Help Service Works

1. Place an order

You fill all the paper instructions in the order form. Make sure you include all the helpful materials so that our academic writers can deliver the perfect paper. It will also help to eliminate unnecessary revisions.

2. Pay for the order

Proceed to pay for the paper so that it can be assigned to one of our expert academic writers. The paper subject is matched with the writer’s area of specialization.

3. Track the progress

You communicate with the writer and know about the progress of the paper. The client can ask the writer for drafts of the paper. The client can upload extra material and include additional instructions from the lecturer. Receive a paper.

4. Download the paper

The paper is sent to your email and uploaded to your personal account. You also get a plagiarism report attached to your paper.

smile and order essay GET A PERFECT SCORE!!! smile and order essay Buy Custom Essay

Place your order
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more
error: Content is protected !!
Open chat
Need assignment help? You can contact our live agent via WhatsApp using +1 718 717 2861

Feel free to ask questions, clarifications, or discounts available when placing an order.
  +1 718 717 2861           + 44 161 818 7126           [email protected]
  +1 718 717 2861         [email protected]