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QUAR­TIE­RE BASTAKIYA / BASTAKIYA DI­STRICT Nel­la cit­tà vec­chia Dei­ra, l’an­ti­co quar­tie­re è ca­rat­te­riz­za­to da stret­te vie e dal­le tra­di­zio­na­li ca­se con le tor­ri del ven­to, in pas­sa­to uti­liz­za­te per rin­fre­sca­re l’aria del­le ca­se an­co­ra og­gi fun­zio­nan­ti. Sul fi­ni­re dell’Ot­to­cen­to il quar­tie­re fu abi­ta­to da mer­can­ti Per­sia­ni im­pe­gna­ti a scam­bia­re le lo­ro mer­ci nei souk del­la cit­tà. Ospi­ta mu­sei, gal­le­rie d’ar­te e ri­sto­ran­ti ti­pi­ci. In the old ci­ty, the an­cient di­strict of Dei­ra fea­tu­res nar­row stree­ts and tra­di­tio­nal hou­ses wi­th wind to­wers, used in the pa­st to fre­shen the air in the rooms and of­ten still wor­king. At the end of the ni­ne­teen­th cen­tu­ry, the di­strict was in­ha­bi­ted by Per­sian mer­chan­ts who tra­ded their wares in the ci­ty souks. To­day, it hou­ses mu­seums, art galleries and cha­rac­te­ri­stic re­stau­ran­ts.

GRAN­DE MO­SCHEA / GRAND MOSQUE È un im­po­nen­te edi­fi­cio co­strui­to in le­gno e mu­ra­tu­ra nei toni sab­bia. Rin­no­va­ta nel 1998, og­gi pos­sie­de il mi­na­re­to più al­to del­la cit­tà. È ca­rat­te­riz­za­ta da 45 pic­co­le cu­po­le in­trec­cia­te a 9 cu­po­le più gran­di e or­na­te di ve­tra­te co­lo­ra­te che dif­fon­de, dai 70 me­tri di al­tez­za, l’in­vi­to del muez­zin al­la pre­ghie­ra. This im­po­sing buil­ding of wood and sand- co­lou­red sto­ne was re­no­va­ted in 1998 and to­day has the hi­ghe­st mi­na­ret of the ci­ty. It has 45 small do­mes to­ge­ther wi­th 9 lar­ger ones de­co­ra­ted wi­th stai­ned glass pa­nels that, from a height of 70 me­tres, com­mu­ni­ca­te the call of the muez­zin to prayer.

MO­SCHEA DI JU­MEI­RAH / JU­MEI­RAH MOSQUE Gran­de esem­pio d’ar­chi­tet­tu­ra isla­mi­ca mo­der­na, la Mo­schea è ap­prez­za­ta da­gli ap­pas­sio­na­ti di fo­to­gra­fia. La sua mo­le in pie­tra, ti­pi­ca del­la tra­di­zio­ne Me­dioe­va­le Fa­ti­mi­de, vie­ne il­lu­mi­na­ta la se­ra con lu­ci sof­fu­se che esal­ta­no i se­du­cen­ti pro­fi­li dei pre­zio­si mi­na­re­ti ge­mel­li e del­la mae­sto­sa cu­po­la. A great exam­ple of mo­dern Isla­mic ar­chi­tec­tu­re, the Mosque is the su­b­ject of ma­ny a pho­to­gra­pher. Its sto­ne struc­tu­re, ty­pi­cal of the Me­die­val Fa­ti­mid sty­le, is il­lu­mi­na­ted at night wi­th suf­fu­sed lights that en­han­ce the fa­sci­na­ting pro­fi­le of the ex­qui­si­te twin mi­na­re­ts and ma­je­stic do­me.

BU­RJ KHA­LI­FA Sim­bo­lo, del­la cit­tà mo­der­na, è un grat­ta­cie­lo al­to 828 me­tri, ca­rat­te­riz­za­to da ve­tro e ac­cia­io. Per co­struir­lo so­no sta­ti uti­liz­za­ti 330.000 me­tri cu­bi­ci di ce­men­to, 39.000 ton­nel­la­te d’ac­cia­io e 142.000 me­tri qua­dra­ti di ve­tro. Mi­glia­ia di pro­fes­sio­ni­sti han­no im­pie­ga­to 22 mi­lio­ni d’ore, le più in­no­va­te tec­no­lo­gie d’avan­guar­dia e la mi­glio­re crea­ti­vi­tà per fi­na­liz­za­re il pro­get­to. Al 37° pia­no si tro­va l’Ar­ma­ni Ho­tel Du­bai. Sym­bol of the mo­dern ci­ty, is a sky­scra­per 828 me­ters hi­gh, built wi­th glass and steel. So­me 330,000 cu­bic me­tres of ce­ment, 39,000 ton­nes of steel and 142,000 squa­re me­tres of glass we­re used in its con­struc­tion. Thou­sands of wor­kers put in 22 mil­lion hours of la­bour, and the mo­st ad­van­ced tech­no­lo­gies and be­st crea­ti­vi­ty we­re in­vol­ved to com­ple­te the pro­ject. The Ar­ma­ni Ho­tel Du­bai is lo­ca­ted on the 37th floor. www. bu­r­j­kha­li­fa. ae XVA GAL­LE­RY

MU­SEO DI DU­BAI E FOR­TEZ­ZA AL FA­HI­DI DU­BAI MU­SEUM AND AL FA­HI­DI FORT L’edi­fi­co, ex- co­stru­zio­ne mi­li­ta­re e poi pa­laz­zo re­si­den­zia­le e in­fi­ne car­ce­re, è sta­to re­stau­ra­to e adi­bi­to all’uso mu­sea­le nel 1971. L’espo­si­zio­ne per­ma­nen­te per­met­te di co­no­sce­re le abi­tu­di­ni quo­ti­dia­ne dell’emi­ra­to ara­bo pri­ma dell’era del pe­tro­lio com­pre­sa l’ar­te dei pe­sca­to­ri. The buil­ding, a for­mer mi­li­ta­ry con­struc­tion, la­ter a residential pa­la­ce and fi­nal­ly a pri­son, was re­sto­red and tur­ned in­to a mu­seum in 1971. The per­ma­nent exhibition de­pic­ts Du­bai be­fo­re the oil era, and in­clu­des the art of fi­sher­men.

SHEI­KH SAEED AL MAKTOUM HOU­SE Mu­seo cit­ta­di­no del 1896, ospi­ta una ra­ra col­le­zio­ne di fo­to­gra­fie sto­ri­che, mo­ne­te, fran­co­bol­li e do­cu­men­ti sul­la sto­ria del­la cit­tà. L’edi­fi­cio è sta­to co­strui­to usan­do me­to­di tra­di­zio­na­li che lo ren­do­no fre­sco an­che con ele­va­te tem­pe­ra­tu­re ester­ne. A ci­ty mu­seum sin­ce 1896, the Shei­kh Saeed Al- Maktoum Hou­se hou­ses a ra­re col­lec­tion of hi­sto­ric pho­to­gra­phs, coins, stamps and do­cu­men­ts on the hi­sto­ry of the ci­ty. The buil­ding was con­struc­ted using tra­di­tio­nal me­thods that keep it cool even when the tem­pe­ra­tu­res ou­tsi­de are ex­tre­me­ly hi­gh.

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