DUBAI // A major renovation project that aims to rejuvenate some of the oldest parts of the city is set to go ahead.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has given his approval for work to begin on developing Dubai’s Historical District.

1The project, which includes the building of a museum, pedestrianisation and restoration, will centre around Khor Dubai (Dubai Creek) and is being carried out by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Dubai Municipality and Dubai Culture.

The improvements complement the municipality’s plans to qualify as a United Nations World Heritage Site, and will be presented to Unesco in January next year.

“Khor Dubai and the Historical District are the soul of the city, and define our cultural legacy and Emirati heritage,” said Abdul Rahman Al Owais, the Health Minister and chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. More info