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Decision 38 COM 8B.22
Khor Dubai (Dubai Creek) (United Arab Emirates)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Documents WHC-14/38.COM/8B and WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1,
  2. Defers the examination of the nomination of Khor Dubai (Dubai Creek), United Arab Emirates, to the World Heritage List in order to allow the State Party to:
    1. Reconsider the limits of the nominated property and its buffer zone in relation to the proposed criteria and ongoing urban development plans,
    2. Deepen the urban historic and comparative analysis in order to understand whether the property might be considered of Outstanding Universal Value,
    3. Develop the analysis of the role of Historic Dubai as international trade centre on a natural harbour, and demonstrate the uniqueness and the preservation of the waterway feature and role,
    4. Better explain the uniqueness of the technological elements characteristic of Historic Dubai buildings, particularly the wind-towers,
    5. Reinforce the existing legal and regulatory protection mechanisms for the historic areas and natural elements and prove the effectiveness of the management system to control and direct urban development plans within the property;
  3. Recommends the State Party to invite an ICOMOS Advisory Mission.
Decision Code
38 COM 8B.22
Themes
Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties 1
Year
2014
Documents
WHC-14/38.COM/16
Report of the Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session (Doha, 2014)
Context of Decision
WHC-14/38.COM/8B
WHC-14/38.COM/INF.8B1