Al Aflaj, traditional irrigation network system in the UAE,…United Arab Emirates
Representative List 2020
EN: A historical Falaj (3000 years old) was discovered accidently in one of the houses by the disappearane of a palm tree that entered in one of the Falaj hotels in Al Ain city.
EN: The original way of building the surface tunnels on the Falaj using flat slcies of rocks
EN: 'Al Qattara' Falaj is one of the many famous Falajs of Al Ain city. It stemps from Al Buraimi in Oman and reaches Al Ain within the underground channels with a length of 8 kilometres. Modern channels are covered with cement to reduce evaporation, avaid friction and enhance water flowing.
EN: Researchers of the Intangible Heritage Department, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi, interviewing the members of the Al Aflaj Committee at the Shareea's (basin) in Al Qattara 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: Transfer of cognitive experience to the current generation
EN: Irrigation of palm farms with water outsourcing from the Aflaj
EN: Aflaj Channels, a space for entertainment and leisure
EN: Raising public awareness about the Aflaj
EN: A well reinforced channel to distribute water and prevent its waste