See what traditional life in Old Dubai was like during the mid-19th century at AlFahidiHistorical Neighbourhood. The Dubai Museum chronicles Dubai’s history from being an ancient trading port to a hub of modern commerce.
It is divided into several galleries that contains life-size dioramas and interactive displays that showcase the rich history and culture of Dubai.
Among Dubai’smodern cityscape is a rich history. Discover Dubai city in its truest form along Dubai Creek where trade is very much alive.
Then, be enlightened about the region’s spiritual practices, take a history lesson on contemporary Dubai and wrap it up with a trip out to Dubai’s pristine desert.
The Famous Dubai Museum is located at Al Fahidi Fort, a former defense structure that is now Dubai’s oldest facility.
The traditional wind towers constructed from stone, teak, gypsum, palm wood and sandalwood represent only a small part of Al Fahidi’s history.
Each alley, twisting pathway and breezy tower tells a incredible story of a life before the Emirates. The museum houses restoration of Dubai life such as Bedouin tent, souk and mosque.
Every trip to a new city requires a deeper understanding of its history and culture. In Dubai, this can easily be learned through a quick visit to the Dubai Museum.
There’s also the fascinating Coins Museum with over 470 rare coins displayed, which shines a spotlight on the monetary system of the British Empire, India and countries in the region before independence.
The neighbourhood also hosts a series of exciting events, such as the Sikka Art Fair and Heritage Week.
Escape the skyscrapers and take a glimpse into how Emiratis from past generations lived their lives in this historical district.
SARUQ Al-HADID | DUBAI MUSEUM
HISTORY OF IRON AGE MUSEUM
Saruq Al-Hadid is one of the largest and most important Iron Age sites in the the crown of Dubai’s archaeology that offers an important opportunity to increase our knowledge of industrial activity, trade, and everyday life inIron Age Arabia.
It is a site of international significance and has become the jewel in desert. This historical building Situated at the historic building itself in theShindagha Heritage District of Dubai, the museum tells the story of one of the most exciting and mysterious archaeological sites yet discovered in the Emirate.
The museum was discovered in 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. While in a helicopter ride, His Highness noticed unusual dune formations while flying over the area and realised that they should be investigated.
The site has produced extensive evidence of the working of copper alloys, gold and iron. Iron is particularly significant because evidence of over five thousand years of iron working activity from this period is rarely found in the Arabian Peninsula.
Saruq Al-Hadid has already changed our understanding of the Iron Age in the past history, but there is much more research to be done and many mysteries remain.
AN AUDIO VISUAL HISTORICAL TOUR
The tour begins with an immersive experience. This 3D cinematic room get you to the edge of the desert and makes you feel like you are there at the amazing excavation site.
Along the journey of discovery, you will definitely engage with the dynamic and interactive videos projected on the walls.
Anyone can try putting together the skeleton of a dinosaur in a digital puzzle. Considering the security, and cutting-edge technology used to envision this experience, it is surprising to know that this museum was completed in a record 4 month.