Dubai Museum 2016

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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.

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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
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Before skyscrapers, it’s this.
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The feels of being inside a structure which I only saw on movies.
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Ancient water tank storage
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Contemporary lovers captured during the ancient era. Travelling to time.
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Before Dow Cruise, this canoe was then a lifesaver.
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Ancient tank
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Trading and weaving – I couldn’t imagine doing this my whole life. hehe
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Kids were playing ashore.
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So here’s the ancient Club 7. Drinking and doing sisha. It’s been a custom that exists up until now.
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Herb shop – They have been so known with herbs and spices.
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Herrrrbbbsss! Spot the scale! 🙂
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Life is simpler inside this Jeweler’s Shop.
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Madha taqra? (What are you reading?)
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Pierre Cardin was not so famous before, they just went here. 🙂
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Ancient Westzone/Spinneys/Choitrams/Carrefour haha
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Pearl Merchants – For hundreds of years, the finest pearls in the world are found in the waters of Middle East.
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Finest bed in Dubai during the 1st Millennium
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DATES – a taste of an Emirati culture.
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Under the sea, there were no Speedo goggles or swimwear. Pearl diving could have been so strenuous.
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A couple preparing for a meal
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Weaving fish net
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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.


 

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

Published by MM in Dubai

MM in Dubai is a SPED teacher by profession. She is currently a Copywriter, Content Writer, and Blogger based in Dubai United Arab Emirates.

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