The Must Visit Museums in Dubai

17 May 2021

1)Etihad-Museum A dynamic 21st century museum, Etihad Museum is focused on inspiring its visitors with the story of the founding of the UAE. The 25,000 m2 landmark is befittingly located at the very place where the UAE was founded in 1971. Through a unique visitor journey, the various pavilions house experience-driven exhibitions, interactive programmes and education initiatives that explore the chronology of events that culminated in the unification of the Emirates in 1971, with a key emphasis on the period between 1968 and 1974. The programmes also aim to educate visitors about the nation's constitution, in particular - the rights, privileges and responsibilities that it bestows upon the people of the UAE. 2)Coin Museum The Coins Museum is located in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood near the Ruler's Divan in Bur Dubai and has been converted into a Museum for Coins in 2004, consisting of two floors, and built of coral, stone, plaster, chandal wood, leaves and trunks of palm trees and teakwood. The museum visitors will have the chance to discover coins belonging to different historical eras. The museum is equipped with special display cabinets and magnifying screens for each coin as well as touch screens with electronic drop-down lists containing detailed information on each coin, in regards to its shape, size, metal, method and date of minting, words written on it, and the images and shapes it contains. The museum also includes eight main display rooms; the first room displays information about the history of coins, the second room displays 16 coins of Arab-Sasanian Dirhams that were used in the age of the Rashidun Caliphate and Umayyad Caliphate, the third room has 64 Dinars and Dirhams that were used in the Umayyad Caliphate, the fourth room displays 115 pieces of Dinars and Dirhams that were used in the Abbasid Caliphate, the fifth room includes 45 pieces of coins minted in Egypt, the Levant and Turkey, the sixth room displays 91 pieces of coins minted in Iraq and the Islamic Orient region, the seventh room contains 22 pieces of coins minted in North Africa and Andalusia, and finally the eighth room contains 102 coins minted in the Arabian Peninsula and the United Arab Emirates 3)Al Shindagha Museum The iconic Dubai Creek area is the home to our museum, where visitors can experience the vibrant history of Dubai. It was developed as part of an initiative to transform the creek into a regional culture and traditional centre. Shindagha Museum tells the universal tale of human innovation, resilience, and the desire for progress which shaped the Dubai of nowadays. We invite our visitors to explore the heritage submerging them into true Emirati culture and its origins. The museum also highlights Dubai's shared heritage with the region and wider world.

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