STUDY OF DUBAI CREEK IN VIEW OF THE INSCRIPTION ON THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST FOR THE UNESCO, FOR THE ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE DEPARTMENT OF DUBAI MUNICIPALITY, 2012
Consultant to provide technical assistance for the preparation of the Nomination File in view of the inscription of Dubai Creek on the World Heritage List for the UNESCO, for the Architectural Heritage Department of Dubai Municipality.
The output of the consultancy was a series of research papers detailing three distinct aspects relating to the history and heritage of Dubai and of Dubai Creek: Life along the Creek, Boats and boat owners and seafarers, A comparative review of the Gulf cities and their commercial role from the late 19th century to the present.
Dariush Zandi's five series Off-Road in the Emirates books by Motivate Publishing, (sponsored generously by Land Rover) is the first of its kind. The series sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and is the fruit of his exploring and adventure travels in the unspoiled nature of the UAE and Oman.
Zandi's photos have appeared in numerous publications, books & magazines including: Those Were The Days, Dubai: The Arabian Dream, 24 Hours Dubai, Sky Hunters, Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, and Architectural Heritage of the Gulf (of which he is co-author).