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Friday, November 14, 2014

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

"The Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas) constitute a serial property that testifies to sedentary human occupation of a desert region since the Neolithic period with vestiges of many prehistoric cultures. Remarkable vestiges in the property include circular stone tombs (ca 2500 B.C.), wells and a wide range of adobe constructions: residential buildings, towers, palaces and administrative buildings. Hili moreover features one of the oldest examples of the sophisticated aflaj irrigation system which dates back to the Iron Age. The property provides important testimony to the transition of cultures in the region from hunting and gathering to sedentarization." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Al Ain Palace Museum
(traditional adobe building)


From a fellow Filipino working at UAE!
Thank you so much Ritz for sharing with me this really great postcard!
Take care!


Postcard 2: Falaj Irrigation System
(oases)


A surprise postcard from Usman from India but working in UAE.
Thank you so much Usman for increasing my UNESCO postcards collection!
*the stamp wasn't postmarked though... =(
Should you want to receive a postcard back, feel free to keep in touch!

6 comments:

Adria Donovan said...

such an interesting city!! there are so many things to do in Dubai and so many interesting places to visit!!

Jan said...

thanks Adria...
Dubai is one of my dream destination cause I have lots of friends working there... :)

usman said...

Hi

I am usman. I would like to have a postcard in exchange. My postal address is

Usman k
P.o.box: 125784
Karama
Dubai
UAE

Regards

Jan said...

Hi Usman!

Thank you so much for your surprise postcard! Do you have any topic preference of postcard to receive?

Best regards...

usman said...

I am not so particular about theme. You can send me any interesting post card of your choice.

usman said...

i am not so particular about theme. You can send me any interesting postcard of your choice.