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 Google Maps, I wasn’t so sure 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.
Dubai Museum is located in Al Fahidi Port and was built in 1787. From the outside, the façade showcased 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 Thursday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
- Friday: 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
- Admission: 3 AED
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.
There has never been a regret of coming here. Dubai is one better place to live.