Sunday 17 June 2018

Al Fahidi Fort - The Oldest building in Dubai built 1787 and Chepstow Castle built in 1067

I'm in the UK for the foreseeable future and enjoying the outdoors, the greenery and more importantly the old buildings and being able to walk around villages, towns and cities, exploring back alleys, individual shops and admiring the views, as opposed to being stuck inside an air conditioned mall. I'm also enjoying the light rain, cool breeze and being out in the sun, something I can't do in Dubai when temps are in the mid 40's.
One of the most noticeable things between the two countries is the oldness of the UK and the newness of Dubai, yet in the UK there are new and modern buildings such as the Shard, that wouldn't go unnoticed in the Dubai skyline and in Dubai there is the historic area, Old Dubai, The Creek. 
Construction on Chepstow Castle begun in 1067 and it is the oldest surviving post Roman stone fortification in Britain.

By the time Al Fahidi Fort was built in 1787 which is the oldest building in Dubai, Chepstow Castle had fallen into Decay.

To see more of the construction projects and fascinating buildings I've visited around the world, feel free to click on any of the links below.

Week 161 Dubai Dubai Marina 3 years apart.
Week 164 Arizona and Nevada Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
Week 165 Dubai Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes
Week 166 Dubai Unfinished buildings. The Pentominium
Week 167 Coventry Mixing the old and the new. Coventry Catherdral
Week 168 Dubai New Dubai Metro Station 
Week 169 Dubai The new extension of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 
Week 170 Dubai Hotel fire After the Address fire 
Week 171 Dubai Unusual designs The Opus Building
Week 172 Dubai District Cooling. Keeping the desert cool.
Week 174 Dubai The Almas Tower
Week 175 Dubai The Cayan Tower
Week 176 Toronto The CN Tower
Week 177 Nevada The Paris Hotel 
Week 178 Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate
Week 179 A Wedding
Week 180 Dubai The World's Tallest Tower


  1. I love old buildings - this one looks fascinating.

  2. I didn't think there was anything that old in Dubai.
    They are both amazing buildings in different ways x

  3. Well they are a few centuries apart and they do look very different.

    1. yep 700 years, it's hard to believe the two countries are so different in their age and roots, yet almost the same now

  4. Loving the contrast between the buildings.

  5. You never think that Dubai has a history, everything seems so new

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    1. the more I look for, the more I find, there's so much more to Dubai than just the modern day

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