On 23 April 2018, the United Arab Emirates, UNESCO and Iraq signed a historic agreement whereby the Emirates will contribute US$50.4 million to the rebuilding of the cultural heritage of Mosul.
The project concerns the restoration and reconstruction of the historic landmarks of Mosul, notably the emblematic Al-Nouri Mosque and its celebrated, leaning 45-metre Al-Hadba Minaret, built more than 840 years ago.
- The first year will focus on documenting and clearing the site as well as drawing up plans for its reconstruction.
- The following four years will focus on the restoration and historically faithful reconstruction of the Leaning Minaret, the Al-Nouri Mosque and adjacent buildings.
- The city’s historic gardens and other open spaces and infrastructures are also part of the plan, which foresees the building of a memorial and site museum.