This walking tour of Al Shindagha Museum included visits to the Birth of the City House, the Perfume House, as well as a walkthrough that showcased the architectural heritage of Al Shindagha Historic District, rich with details across its many featured traditional windows, doors, ornaments, watchtowers and mosques that have shaped the urban fabric of old Dubai.
Al Shindagha Historic District is home to Al Shindagha Museum – an open-air museum that invites visitors to explore the unique architectural heritage of Dubai that has been preserved to reflect the manners in which communities traditionally grew, formed and materialized in the Emirate.
This curated walking tour, led by the in-house design team alongside the museum guides, showcased the architectural heritage of Al Shindagha Historic District, rich with details across its many featured traditional windows, doors, ornaments, watchtowers and mosques that have shaped the urban fabric of old Dubai. Additionally, significant houses in the district were highlighted on this route overlooking the Dubai Creek such as Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House – a historic building and former residential quarters of Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, former ruler of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Additionally, the visitors went to both the Dubai Creek: Birth of a City House and the Perfume House, part of Al Shindagha Museum, to explore the modern yet site-sensitive inteventions introduced on site, the various collections and stories told in the museum, and the multimedia show narrating the story of Dubai.
Al Shindagha Museum
Al 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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