26 Mar Discover Dubai’s Museums from a distance
Dubai’s cultural centres, fitness experts and top chefs, amongst others, have made it easy for those of us who are wanderlust to access and experience some of the best the city has to offer – and all from the comfort of their very own homes.
Immerse yourself in regional culture through virtual tours of some of Dubai’s best museums.
- Housed in the oldest building in the city, Dubai Museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in experiencing the historical sights, sounds, and scents of pre-modern UAE and discovering how Dubai’s great visionary leadership guided the city into becoming the vibrant place it is today
- Etihad Museum is located in the exact place where the UAE was founded, making it the perfect place to explore the story of how it all began. This landmark preserves key capsules of contemporary UAE history, allowing visitors to discover life in the UAE prior to the unifying treaty of the seven emirates.
- Learn about Dubai’s traditional way of life by touring through the narrow lanes of Al Fahidi Historical District where visitors can soak up the history and heritage of the city. A virtual stroll through this district will take you back in time, but very much sustain the city’s cultural essence as it houses and incubates a number of cultural activities including, art, arts and culture societies and specialised museums.
- An old fort built out of clay, Al Naif Museum was once the headquarters of the Dubai Police Force, serving as the base of Dubai’s very first police station. Built in 1939, the building now consists of two showrooms, provides fascinating insights into how the city’s justice system and its journey into modernism.
- Home to one of the UAE’s most famous poets, Al Oqaili Poet Museum showcases beautiful aspects of a harmonious marriage between architecture and art. This heritage home holds artistic ornaments and writings – an expression of its owner’s fine taste but also houses important historical artifacts.
- A small but special historical monument, Umm Al Sheif Majlis served as the summer home to the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. This two-story structure, known for its peaceful surroundings, served as the perfect getaway from the bustle of the city but is especially well-commemorated as a key place for decision-making for Sheikh Rashid and his council (Majlis).