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The Hilton Garden Inn Al Jadaf Hotel overlooking Dubai's Al Jadaf area.

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Dubai’s historic Al Jadaf district comes to life

 

DUBAI – Al Jadaf, once at the heart of Dubai’s maritime trade and the area where the traditional dhow vessels were built, is now at the centerpiece of plans to regenerate the area.

“This area is very rich in history and it is vital to the UAE that it’s story and culture not only remains but is intertwined into its future developments,” said Ahmed Al Jafflah, Protocol Manager at the Sheikh Mohamed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

“All Emiratis will remember the family trip to Al Jadaf to see the biggest Dows being built, we cannot let disappear these memories, hence the focus on positioning Al Jadaf as a cultural and creative destination in the city and a hub for cultural events and educational initiatives,” he said.

Part of Al Jadaf’s regeneration is the construction of Cultural Village – which will link the past to the present though residential and commercial properties, said Al Jafflah at the Hilton Garden Inn Al Jadaf Hotel.

“We have seen the opening of the Jameel Arts Centre and the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Library which includes an open-access research library dedicated to artists and cultural movements of the Arab world,” Al Jafflah added.

Boosting Al Jadaf’s regenerated look are also the construction of hotels in the area, including the new Hilton Garden Inn Al Jadaf Hotel.

“The landscape and skyline of Al Jadaf is changing dramatically, and we want to be a part of this change as first-movers. Hilton is celebrating 100 years in 2019; pioneering is in our DNA,” said José Luis Ruiz Arroyo, General Manager.

The new 326-room hotel, which is part of Hilton’s award-winning midscale Hilton Garden Inn brand, joins three other Hilton Garden Inn properties already open in Dubai. GAD/Expat Media

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