The craft of making doors and wooden parts and their decorations in traditional architecture in Dubai – as a form of material heritage – took a special importance and a prominent and vital role in adapting buildings to the external atmosphere. The people of Dubai were able to adapt this craft with creativity and an admirable thought. It is an ancient art that performs basic functions in adapting the building to the external conditions and atmosphere, meets the needs of the residents to a reasonable extent, and carries with it aesthetic artistic contents and foundations that stem from the sincerity of expression and the fruitful human interaction with his land and environment with all the data.
This book comes to shed light on the doors, parts and wooden pieces in the traditional architecture in Dubai as a creative achievement and a great civilizational heritage that was achieved on this land, and generations of craftsmen worked on developing it, who took it upon themselves to advance this craft in accordance with the various environmental, social and religious conditions, and this segment of it is the craftsmen that the writer relied on in building this study, as he took from them through documented meetings the history of the carpentry craft and its origins, the types of wood used in carpentry, their advantages and sources, and the traditional methods that were used in the work of doors and windows of all kinds.
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