Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has inaugurated the Al Shindagha Museum in Dubai. The Ruler stated that maintaining our cultural and historical heritage is a continuous duty that exemplifies our commitment to presenting the varied values of our national character.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum shared it highlights the personal and cultural aspects that Emiratis have demonstrated from the dawn of time. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid added that, “Our museums serve as cultural beacons that embody our heritage. We want the world to know Dubai’s story and its history. Dubai has always been a hub for traders and those pursuing a better life, and it will continue to thrive as a centre of global civilisations on both cultural and humanitarian fronts.”
During his visit, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid toured the different sections of the museum and was briefed about the various assets on display, particularly the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed section, which is located within the Al Maktoum Residence and archives the experience of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and his role in the development of Dubai.
The Ruler was also briefed about the various collections on display at the Al Maktoum Residence section, which showcases the Dubai ruling family’s legacy and accomplishments, as well as the historic events that took place in Dubai over the years. The Al Maktoum Residence also features exhibits on the main decisions and historical projects of Dubai rulers in the 19th century, among other enriching information.
The Al Shindagha Museum, which is situated near Dubai Creek, provides a vivid account of the city’s history and highlights its rich cultural legacy. The museum immerses visitors in the traditional way of life in Dubai from the 19th and the 1970s and narrates the tale of Dubai’s transformation into the contemporary metropolis it is today.
The Al Shindagha Museum, with its 22 pavilions and 80 historic homes illustrating the growth of Dubai and the UAE, is the largest heritage museum in the UAE. With exhibits from the 1800s, it provides a look into the traditional Emirati way of life and the rich cultural legacy of the area.
The museum also offers a location for projects involving heritage and culture, as well as services and amenities for tourists. The museum has artefacts from more than 100 contributors and hopes to draw over 1 million visitors by 2025. The history and culture of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are showcased in each pavilion’s special theme and exhibits.
Dubai Creek: Birth of a City, People and Faith, Emerging City, Perfume House, Traditional Crafts, Beauty and Adornment, Traditional Jewellery, Traditional Healthcare, Children House, Culture of the Sea, Community Hall, Life on Land, Traditional Food House, Poetry House, and Al Maktoum Residence are just a few of these sections.