HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved a new penal order system that will see Dubai Public Prosecution dealing with minor misdemeanours and offences – via fines – rather than through the court. 1,779 more words
The main drag of the new Al Seef “history” section. Note that the walkways are wider than in the true historic district – making room for crowds, no doubt. Also the buildings are built right on the water.
A newly constructed element of old – the mashrabiya, a patio designed to allow occupants to look on the street and enjoy cool breezes while those passing by could not look in.
Disneyfication, some call it – a brand new development designed to look like architectural relic. Done well, designed and executed artfully, it can be magical and not leave you feeling “cheated” by architectural dishonesty. 564 more words