Travel to U.A.E. Dubai: Old Dubai: Photo 15
Nearby: one of the wind-catching towers of the museum created in the former house of Shaikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum. The structures are common throughout Arabia and are more complex than they look: they're divided into two flues, opening in opposite directions. One is to admit air to the room below; the other is for air to leave that room. Which is which depends on the wind's direction--often, on the time of day.
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