Let’s give rest to the features of Dubai Metro App for this post and talk about some soothing places to hang around with family and friends. What about museums? Well, I know it’s a boring place for most of you who think it to be suitable for only kids and senile people. But since we are talking about Dubai museums, there has to be something exciting indeed. So let us explore some of the widely visited heritage destinations of this Arabian city-state.
Dubai Museum: Originally built in the late18th century (1787 to be precise), and renovated in 1971 for public display, Dubai museum is the oldest structure in Dubai existing till date. It aims at portraying Dubai’s traditional life through an enriched gamut of artifacts, local antiquities, and dioramas.
You can find artifacts from as old as 3000 B.C, as well as those from Asian and African nations being brought from time to time as a part of trade with Dubai. Its popularity has soared extensively in the past few years, with an annual turnout of lakhs of visitors. The time between August-April is the best to give it a visit. It is located at Al Fahidi Fort.
Nearest Metro Transit: Al Fahidi Metro Station
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House Dubai: Located in Al Shindagha along the Dubai Creek, the historic building reminisces the life and times of Saeed Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, former ruler of Dubai, and grandfather of the current Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammad. It was built somewhere around 1894 as the residence of Al Maktoum family. At present, the architectural marvel is a museum that hosts the images and artifacts of the pre-oil times.
You can have a glimpse of some historical documents, stamps, coins, pearl diving, etc., that date back to the 18th century. Additionally, images captured in 1940’s and 1950’s, depicting the beauty of creek, the Souqs and the glory of traditional celebrations are worth a dekko.
Nearest Metro Transit: Al Ghubaiba Metro Station
Antique Museum: Located in Al Quoz Industrial Estate, Antique Museum is more a shopping paradise than a museum. It is a giant warehouse, which hosts 4 embezzling warehouses and is spread across a sprawling 65,000 sq foot area. As you move inside, you will feel like entering in a dark and dusty cave of the ancient times with narrow passages.
It is perhaps the best place to buy souvenirs, antiques, etc., which are imported from 22 countries, including Africa, Indonesia, Turkey, Nepal, Egypt, Indonesia and UAE itself, among others. The items include crystal glass sheesha pipes, Arabic lamps, Pakistani swords, wood-carved ornaments, beautiful bed linen, small furniture, fridge magnets, luxurious Pashmina shawls, t-shirts, caps, and many more.
For local residents, shopping here is a regular affair, and for foreign tourists, the place is no less than heaven as it lets them to shop for almost everything from across the world, at a single place. However, there is no scope of bargaining here, all the items are available at fixed price, which ultimately makes way for hassle free shopping experience. The museum is in close proximity to the famous Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Hotels and more. So it has to be your ultimate tourist destination if you’re staying in any of these places.To get more accommodation choices around it, you can find discount hotels on CheapOair online.
Nearest Metro Transit: Al Quoz Metro station:
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