Al Aflaj, traditional irrigation network system in the UAE,…United Arab Emirates
Representative List 2018
EN: A historical Falaj (3000 years old) was discovered accidentally in one of the houses by the disappearance of a palm tree that entered in one of the falaj holes in Al Ain city.
EN: The original way of building the surface tunnels of the Falaj using flat slices of rocks
EN: 'Al Gattara' Falaj is one of the many famous Falajs of Al Ain city, it stems from Al Buraimi in Oman and reaches Al Ain within the underground channels with a length of 8 kilometers. Modern channels are covered with cement to reduce evaporation, to avoid friction and to enhance water flowing.
EN: Researchers of the Intangible Department at the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority interviewing the members of the Al Aflaj Committee at the Shareea's (basin) in Al Quattara Falaj
EN: Sultan Al Neyadi (more than 90 years old), member of the Aflaj Committee, narrates the legend of King Sulaiman ordering the fairies to dig Al Dawoodi Falaj
EN: An interview with an old woman about the role of women in the making of Al Aflaj and use of its water
EN: Transfer of cognitive experiences to current generations
EN: Owners of farlands participating in a workshop with community participation for the preparation of the nomination file 'Al Aflaj'
EN: Signing the free, prior and informed consent to the nomination by an owner of palm trees for the inscription of Al Aflaj
EN: Dr Ahmad Ali Murad, Acting Dean of Science College in the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, signing the free, prior and informed consent to the nomination 'Al Aflaj'