Dubai Museum

dubai-museum
(photo not mine)

My space was too quiet, everyone was just lying on bed – they probably slept so late or had a bad stomach because of too much food and alcohol. Anyway, I didn’t wanna cuddle my pillows the whole day. I didn’t want to do laundry either. The idea of going somewhere popped like corn – Dubai Museum, at last!

Since I am living backside of Burjuman Metro Station, I rode a taxi going to the place. Upon checking the spot in GoogleMaps, I wasn’t so sure of where to walk and how much distance and time it would take me. That was already 5 in the evening, I needed a swift.

How to get there:

  • Taxi from Burjuman – 12 AED
  • Metro Station – Stop at Al Fahidi Metro Station
    • Head northwest on Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd/D79
    • Turn right onto Al Hisn St
    • Turn right onto Al Fahidi St
    • Slight left onto Ali Bin Abi Taleb St
    • Turn left to stay on Ali Bin Abi Taleb St

Link for directions: Click here.

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Dubai Museum is located in Al Fahidi Port and  was built in 1787. From the outside, the building manifested ancient structures and architectures of how Dubai looked like before. Being the oldest existing building in the city, it showcased colorful dioramas and exhibits that depict everyday life in the days before the discovery of oil.

The museum, which was opened in 1971, featured galleries that recreate historic Arab houses, mosques, Souks, date farms and desert and marine life. It also exhibited pearl diving, with sets of pearl merchants’ weights, scales and sieves. You can view artefacts from Africa and Asia, as well as local finds from several archaeological digs that date back to the third millennium BC.

For your information:

  • Address: Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi Street
  • Viewing hours:
    • Saturday to Thurs : 8:30am – 7:30pm
    • Friday : 2pm – 7:30pm
  • Admission: Adults: 3 AED
IMG_8285
Before skyscrapers, it’s this.
IMG_8291
The feels of being inside a structure which I only saw on movies.
IMG_8305
Ancient water tank storage
IMG_8295.JPG
Contemporary lovers captured during the ancient era. Travelling to time.
IMG_8299.JPG
Before Dow Cruise, this canoe was then a lifesaver.
IMG_8300
Ancient tank
IMG_8293
Trading and weaving – I couldn’t imagine doing this my whole life. hehe
IMG_8310
Kids were playing ashore.
IMG_8311
So here’s the ancient Club 7. Drinking and doing sisha. It’s been a custom that exists up until now.
IMG_8313
Herb shop – They have been so known with herbs and spices.
IMG_8323
Herrrrbbbsss! Spot the scale! 🙂
IMG_8316
Life is simpler inside this Jeweler’s Shop.
IMG_8319
Madha taqra? (What are you reading?)
IMG_8320
Pierre Cardin was not so famous before, they just went here. 🙂
IMG_8321
Ancient Westzone/Spinneys/Choitrams/Carrefour haha
IMG_8327
Pearl Merchants – For hundreds of years, the finest pearls in the world are found in the waters of Middle East.
IMG_8330
Finest bed in Dubai during the 1st Millennium
IMG_8333
DATES – a taste of an Emirati culture.
IMG_8348.JPG
Under the sea, there were no Speedo goggles or swimwear. Pearl diving could have been so strenuous.
IMG_8351
A couple preparing for a meal
IMG_8282
Weaving fish net
IMG_8355
Ancient tomb back in the 1st Millennium – skeleton facing left, in crouched position… notice what’s on its hand.

It’s beyond amazing how this Emirate turned into one of the biggest and busiest metropolis in the world for less than 50 years. Before the existence of immense lofts and impressive skyscrapers, mighty boulders of Hercules once dominated this area. I am even more amazed that up to now, these Emiratis never forget where they came from. Their precious culture and their love for their country are still apparent.

They once believed on themselves, others believed on them all the more.


 

 

IMG_8367

 

There has never been a regret of coming here. Dubai is one better place to live. #MyDubai

 

Next stop: Burj Khalifa ♥

dubai-museum
(photo not mine)

My space was too quiet, everyone was just lying on bed – they probably slept so late or had a bad stomach because of too much food and alcohol. Anyway, I didn’t wanna cuddle my pillows the whole day. I didn’t want to do laundry either. The idea of going somewhere popped like corn – Dubai Museum, at last!

Since I am living backside of Burjuman Metro Station, I rode a taxi going to the place. Upon checking the spot in GoogleMaps, I wasn’t so sure of where to walk and how much distance and time it would take me. That was already 5 in the evening, I needed a swift.

How to get there:

  • Taxi from Burjuman – 12 AED
  • Metro Station – Stop at Al Fahidi Metro Station
    • Head northwest on Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd/D79
    • Turn right onto Al Hisn St
    • Turn right onto Al Fahidi St
    • Slight left onto Ali Bin Abi Taleb St
    • Turn left to stay on Ali Bin Abi Taleb St

Link for directions: Click here.

Untitled

Dubai Museum is located in Al Fahidi Port and  was built in 1787. From the outside, the building manifested ancient structures and architectures of how Dubai looked like before. Being the oldest existing building in the city, it showcased colorful dioramas and exhibits that depict everyday life in the days before the discovery of oil.

The museum, which was opened in 1971, featured galleries that recreate historic Arab houses, mosques, Souks, date farms and desert and marine life. It also exhibited pearl diving, with sets of pearl merchants’ weights, scales and sieves. You can view artefacts from Africa and Asia, as well as local finds from several archaeological digs that date back to the third millennium BC.

For your information:

  • Address: Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi Street
  • Viewing hours:
    • Saturday to Thurs : 8:30am – 7:30pm
    • Friday : 2pm – 7:30pm
  • Admission: Adults: 3 AED
IMG_8285
Before skyscrapers, it’s this.
IMG_8291
The feels of being inside a structure which I only saw on movies.
IMG_8305
Ancient water tank storage
IMG_8295.JPG
Contemporary lovers captured during the ancient era. Travelling to time.
IMG_8299.JPG
Before Dow Cruise, this canoe was then a lifesaver.
IMG_8300
Ancient tank
IMG_8293
Trading and weaving – I couldn’t imagine doing this my whole life. hehe
IMG_8310
Kids were playing ashore.
IMG_8311
So here’s the ancient Club 7. Drinking and doing sisha. It’s been a custom that exists up until now.
IMG_8313
Herb shop – They have been so known with herbs and spices.
IMG_8323
Herrrrbbbsss! Spot the scale! 🙂
IMG_8316
Life is simpler inside this Jeweler’s Shop.
IMG_8319
Madha taqra? (What are you reading?)
IMG_8320
Pierre Cardin was not so famous before, they just went here. 🙂
IMG_8321
Ancient Westzone/Spinneys/Choitrams/Carrefour haha
IMG_8327
Pearl Merchants – For hundreds of years, the finest pearls in the world are found in the waters of Middle East.
IMG_8330
Finest bed in Dubai during the 1st Millennium
IMG_8333
DATES – a taste of an Emirati culture.
IMG_8348.JPG
Under the sea, there were no Speedo goggles or swimwear. Pearl diving could have been so strenuous.
IMG_8351
A couple preparing for a meal
IMG_8282
Weaving fish net
IMG_8355
Ancient tomb back in the 1st Millennium – skeleton facing left, in crouched position… notice what’s on its hand.

It’s beyond amazing how this Emirate turned into one of the biggest and busiest metropolis in the world for less than 50 years. Before the existence of immense lofts and impressive skyscrapers, mighty boulders of Hercules once dominated this area. I am even more amazed that up to now, these Emiratis never forget where they came from. Their precious culture and their love for their country are still apparent.

They once believed on themselves, others believed on them all the more.


 

 

IMG_8367

 

There has never been a regret of coming here. Dubai is one better place to live. #MyDubai

 

Next stop: Burj Khalifa ♥

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