Developed as part of an initiative to transform the creek into a regional culture and traditional centre, Al Shindagha Museum tells the universal tale of human innovation, resilience, and the desire for progress which shaped the Dubai of today.
The iconic Dubai Creek area is now the home to Al Shindagha Museum, the first phase of the ambitious Dubai Historic District project on the Dubai Creek, where visitors can experience the vibrant history of Dubai. Visitors interested in Emirati culture can explore the heritage submerging them into true Emirati culture and its origins, alongside highlights of Dubai’s shared heritage with the wider region and the rest of the world, across the centuries to a time when the city’s modern society was beginning to take shape, to the place where trade with the outside world began, while being guided step-by-step through the area’s development, including the first bank, the first police house and the first produce market.
The museum offers a state-of-the-art multimedia experience, including an informative and inspiring film screening that allows visitors to immerse themselves in stories that bring this historic area to life. A unique sensory experience, it tells the universal tale of the power of the human spirit and how Dubai’s inhabitants managed to build a successful city rooted in its heritage and taking wisdom from the past.
Encompassing multiple exhibition houses including 'Governance and Society', shares insight into the pioneering Al Maktoum family, the emergence of Dubai’s urban landscape from its elegant traditional buildings to its iconic modern towers, 'Creativity and Well-Being', educating visitors on traditional crafts of Dubai, jewelry, perfume and traditional Emirati remedies, and 'Living off the Land and Sea' alongside a dedicated section for education and public programming and a 'Children’s Pavilion', reinterpreting themes from the rest of the museum in a way that is simple, safe, and relevant for early learners.
A collaboration between Dubai Culture, Dubai Municipality, and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, the museum promises visitors a fascinating insight into the rich past of the UAE.
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