Dubai Culture & Arts Authority
This walking tour of Al Shindagha Museum included visits to the Creek; birthplace of the city, 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.
Significant houses in the district will be 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.
At Al Shindagha Museum, visitors had the opportunity to explore the modern yet site-sensitive inventions 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 the wider world.
Registration fee would be a discounted museum entry ticket (paid upon arrival to the museum) at 10 AED per person, 5 AED (for students under the age of 24), and free entry for ICOM members, children under the age of 5 and Emirati Seniors.
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