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Round and square towers (burj and murabbah) used to be located at strategic positions outside of the towns. While rectangular murabbah, provided shelter for villagers, round burj were solely look-outs: If a raiding party from the desert was spotted, then warning shots were fired from top.
The Historical Tower of Khor Fakkan is located on a hill adjacent to the road that leads to the container port. It overlooks the whole bay, offering phantastic views of the port area, the traditional Al Sharq neighborhood close to it, the historical heart in process of recontruction, the green oases of farms within the city, as well as the growing modern areas in the Southern part of Khor Fakkan.
(Summary, comment: Universes in Universe)
Main institution for contemporary arts, organizer of the Biennial and other world class events.
March - June 2022. Curators: Okwui Enwezor, Hoor Al Qasimi. Theme: Thinking Historically in the Present, conceived by late Enwezor.