Dubai Museum: 45 Years of History

Dubai the luxury country. Who else don’t want to come to the country that is full of historical places and so much more. We taught that it is only about its big branded malls but when you look on the past of this country you will be amazed on how it has been developed through the years.

HOW TO GET THERE?

  • If you are coming from the red metro station just drop off at Union Metro Station and hop onto the green line and take the Creek platform from there you need to take the train and drop off at Al Fahidi Metro Station. From that station take the exit 2 and take the taxi going to Dubai Museum.
  • If you are coming from the red metro station just drop off at Burjuman Metro Station (this will be the nearest) and hop onto the green line and take the Etisalat platform from there you need to take the train and drop off at Al Fahidi Metro Station (only 1 station away). From that station take the exit 2 and take the taxi going to Dubai Museum.

Note: If you wish to walk it will be around 15-20 minutes from the Metro Station.

The museum was built around 1700 and it is called the Al Fahidi Fort and was built to defend Dubai against people invading it. It was restored around 1993 and now home to its new name the Dubai Museum.

We never thought that Dubai will be transforming into one hell of a luxury country. Mainly its culture is still adopted in the present but of course who have taught that after 45 years they will boom into one of a kind. It made possible because of their Presidents and other rulers.

 img_0932Inside the Museum you will see this photo. They have put all the things which were being done in the past generations. Really Dubai, in general, has a lot to offer not only the luxury things but also they’re historical background will give you a lot of insights and learnings. So let me introduce you to the ancient times of Dubai.

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Fintas or water tank in English.  In the old days this is where they store their water.

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Al Banoush a boat used in transporting people

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Al Abra or Abra is still used in the present times of Dubai. It is also used before in transporting people from the two side of the Creek.

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Dawar Shami is an old tool that was used in pulling boats out of the sea.

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The old setting of houses in Dubai, just like in the Philippines. Isn’t it wonderful to see some cultures look alike with ours?

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Traditional gatherings of local people. Sisha and dates anyone?

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This is what the carpenter shops look like in the old days. It is really interesting to see how our present generations used some technology for carpenting stuff.

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This is polisher and blacksmith’s shop. By 1950’s there are only 5(five) blacksmiths shops on the Creek side in Deira.  Blacksmiths practice is one of the oldest crafts in the region.

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Education started in the Emirates with the opening of elementary schools (Al Katateeb). These were closely linked with religious feelings and beliefs. Studies were divided into two sessions, morning and afternoons, and the children sat on the ground with their teacher and learn the Quran by heart.

Dubai Museum is open from Saturday – Thursday from 8:30 am until 10:30 PM and Fridays from 2:30 PM until 10:30 PM. The entrance fee will cost you 3 AED for adults and 1 AED for children under age 6. If you really wanted to know more about the old Dubai you can get a Tour Guide for free.

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