Sharjah: Gateway to the Trucial States

Sharjah: Gateway to the Trucial States

  • SGTS Management Office
  • Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • From 2018

The Sharjah: Gateway to the Trucial States World Heritage nomination seeks to gain UNESCO World Heritage listing for eight historic sites within the Emirate of Sharjah, including Al Mahatta Airport. To support this nomination Barker Langham is creating an Interpretation Centre and content, which communicates the importance of these sites in the development of Sharjah, the wider UAE, and globally, to a variety of audiences.

Barker Langham is creating a multi-sensory Interpretation Centre, designed to meet the needs of a variety of audiences. The centre will convey the impact of the eight historic sites within the context of the Emirate, the Trucial States, the UAE, and Internationally. The locations will also have interpretation panels installed on-site, to further communicate their historic significance.

The results of the ongoing work will be open to the public in 2018 in the form of the free-to-enter Interpretation Centre in the Heart of Sharjah. Visitors will engage with a variety of multi-sensory experiences, and from this encounter will be encouraged to visit and discover the eight historic sites.