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New law to protect Abu Dhabi's cultural heritage

New law to protect Abu Dhabis cultural heritage

Abu Dhabi - The new law issued by Shaikh Khalifa will protect cultural and heritage sites across the emirate.



By Wam

Published: Wed 12 Oct 2016, 7:49 PM

Last updated: Tue 1 Nov 2016, 8:15 AM

His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President in his capacity as ruler of Abu Dhabi issued on Wednesday a law on preservation of the cultural heritage of the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The law aims to protect the cultural heritage of the emirate, uncover, preserve, manage and promote it. Provisions of the law will be applicable to the cultural heritage of the emirate as well as the material foreign cultural heritage inside it.
The law stipulates that the material cultural heritage is deemed as public property of the emirate unless the owner of such a heritage site proved his title to it.
In most cases, the law deems 'underwater heritage sites' as public property of the emirate.
The law has regulated the powers given to the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and its jurisdiction on the cultural heritage of the emirate.


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