There is no glory without the glory of the country and its citizens. We have to be proud of our forefathers, who were able to face the harshness of life with a strong will and dedication to shaping a better collective future. H.H.Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Message From Director


Holding the responsibility for the management of the Urban Heritage Society, is great honor and major source of pride to me, as the initiation of this association, came as fruitful outcome of the joined efforts and restless endeavors of best of the sons of this lavish country in this noble land.

In line with the inspirational words of wisdom of late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyyan, as he said: " He who does not have a past, will not have a present or a future." And in keeping with the UAE Strategic Plan which indicates that:

We highly pride ourselves with a rich heritage and a cultural legacy that shape our national identity, that we treasure, cherish and value the most.

The Urban Heritage Association, which initiated as dream, that turned into an idea, and became a factual reality dearly donating to the preservation of cultural and urban heritage throughout the state nd as there are more than 3,500 historical and archaeological sites on this cherished land, thus, conserving these historical and heritage sites shall be a substantial and major assignment entrusted to every one of us.

Hence, we assume a lucid vision in the Architectural Heritage Association that is: " A living heritage with a visionary prospect" which essentially targets to have a major contribution to the preservation, documenting and qualifying the UAE urban heritage, as well as adopting an awareness-raising approach of heritage, by working closely with several local and international Authorities concerned with heritage, based on the firm foundations of the teamwork and synchronizing efforts with the specialists and stakeholders, and those concerned and interested in the urban heritage of our treasured country.

Our actions and diverse activities shall demonstrate and stress the significance of the role we undertake in this domain, which embraces lectures, scientific seminars, visits, as well as the field trips to the heritage and archaeological sites within and outside the state, besides, initiating and undertaking workshops and training courses, and releasing journals and publications on the urban heritage.

I would like to extend my deepest thanks and appreciation to the sponsors, all the cooperators, the volunteers and the members of the association for their invaluable promotion and support. We pledge to them that we shall remain together in our path to the reservation of our treasured heritage in our beloved homeland, in order to attain the prominent and notable global stature among all the nations.

Rashad Mohammed Bukhash 

Chairman of The Board of Directors


"Preservation of the architectural heritage of U.A.E. and its consolidation up gradation and dissemination of the awareness o the heritage."