Daylighting performance in UAE traditional buildings used as museums

Khaled A. Al-Sallal

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This article investigates how daylight performs in traditional UAE buildings that were turned into museums with specific focus on museum lighting requirements and effect on artefacts. The study used several methods such as on-site measurements, data collection and analysis, and computer simulation. It depended on the climate-based daylighting metric daylighting autonomy. The lighting performance was evaluated throughout the space of a representative model of traditional museum considering the design of the exhibit space and the light sensitivity of traditional artefacts. The results were analysed and design recommendations were presented to improve the overall luminous environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-121
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018


  • Artefacts
  • Daylighting
  • Museums
  • UAE
  • Visual comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • General Environmental Science


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