Abu Dhabi: New archaeological discoveries in the Western Region are among the topics that will be discussed at the Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates conference that will take place on Wednesday and Thursday in Al Ain.

The two-day event has been organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (Adach).

"There are many projects currently under way at Adach that aim to preserve both our tangible and intangible heritage," Mohammad Khalaf Al Mazroui, Adviser for Culture and Heritage in the Court of His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Director General of Adach, said.

In addition to discussing the discoveries made in the UAE, panellists will also reveal the latest tools that are used to preserve and digitally recreate heritage sites.

"We will reveal many new discoveries that have occurred not just in the emirate of Abu Dhabi but also in the northern emirates, such as Fujairah…also, many museums across the country, including the Sharjah Museum will present papers as well as various artefacts from their archives," Mohammad Amer Al Neyadi, Director of Historic Environment Department, Adach, said.

"The UAE has had a long history of international scholars and experts who have carried out many successful digs for over 30 years… their efforts will be highlighted at the conference along with calls for recommendations that will be revealed throughout the conference," Dr Walid Yasin Al Tikriti, Archaeology Manager, Historic Environment Department, Adach, said.


  • What: Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates conference
  • When: March 30-31Where: Hilton Hotel in Al Ain