Jean Michel Ruols of France

The agreement to establish Dubai Heritage Vision at Dubailand was signed by Mohammed Al Gergawi, Chairman of Dubai Development and Investment Authority on behalf of Dubai Tourism Development Company.

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By  Eudore Chand Published  November 27, 2003

|~|heritage_200w.jpg|~||~|The design and project management of Dubai Heritage Vision will be carried out by the joint venture of Jean Michel Ruols Architects of France and Dubai-based architectural consulting firm Edifice Design and Project Management.

The financial consultant is Dubai-based Executive Consultants, which is affiliated with AT Kearney. Awed by the rapid pace of development that has completely replaced lifestyles in just the past three decades, Dubai is on a high-energy drive to preserve its traditions, culture and heritage. Consequently, the multimillion-Dirham Dubai Heritage Vision has become one of the first projects to be announced at the massive Dubailand project.

The project will be carried out in phases, which shall start with the construction of the site infrastructure, amphitheatre and the souk development. Future phases shall incorporate themed hotel developments, caravanserai, and authentic desert adventures and highlights comprising a fully committed eco-tourism experience.

It will be located on 380 hectares of tranquil desert in the Nad Al Sheba area. The project’s objective is to create an authentic Desert Village Oasis capturing the regional flora and fauna and exhibiting the culture, handicrafts and arts of the region.

Dubai Heritage Vision is a joint venture between Heritage Vision France and the local Dutco Group. It will be associated with Heritage Vision France, which has created similar cultural tourism projects in Marakkesh, Morocco, and is opening another in Angkor Wat in Cambodia next year.

“The authentic effects will be realised through an internationally acclaimed choreographed sound and light show using performers and trained animals, fireworks and water effects. It will be viewed from a specially designed outdoor amphitheatre set into the desert against a backdrop of giant sand dunes and water features,” said Al Gergawi without irony.||**||

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