Dubai has an ancient history that dates back to the time of Bedouin traders; this is the main reason why museums in Dubai are so famous. These state of the art museums have the entire history of Dubai out in the open for the public to study.
If you are a geek and history buff, you will love these places. Here is a list of the most amazing and famous museums of Dubai that you should have in your “to visit Museum” list. Since Dubai has been this hyped city that is known for its nightlife and modern entertainment business, most people aren’t aware of jewels it has under its folds.
1. Etihad Museum
To shoe the blend of contemporary Dubai with its ancient roots, the Etihad Museum resides in a modern structure in upmarket Jumeirah. You can experience an exhibition that displays the time and place where important rulers used to discuss the fate of Dubai. The Museum also has an array of weapons, original important political documents as well as old speeches that shaped modern Dubai. The Museum also houses the very room, “Union House,” where the federal constitution was signed back in the year 1971.
2. Salsali Private Museum
Salsali is prominent for many reasons, but the most important one is that it is the first-ever private Museum of Dubai that was opened by an Iranian nationalist by the name of Ramin Salsali. The Museum is reserved for both historical as well as contemporary art. The Museum was opened to the public in 2011, but the owner Salsali has been collecting his artworks since he was 21. There are displays of historical paintings, pottery, textile, metallurgy, carvings as well as photography by the most prominent name of the Middle East. There is also a section of temporary art where they display the upcoming and emerging artists of the Middle East. Bonus information, there is no entry fee.
3. Naif Museum
In the old times, the first headquarters of Dubai’s police and prison was housed in an old fort n Deira, which is known as Naif Museum today. It was constructed in 1939 and held the public’s interest as it has the detailed past and developing stages of the Dubai police force as well as the justice system.
4. Dubai Museum
Al Fahidi Fort in Bur Dubai is known to be the oldest building in Dubai, so it’s the best place to have a museum. You can experience the 3,000 years old history of the Gulf in official documents here. The history of this old building, as well as the wooden dhow, is all documented here as well. From antiquities to dioramas to a display of historical weapons, you will find everything here.
5. Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeology Museum
Archaeology is the most interesting category in any museum, and it helps us see the time of our forefathers and how they used to live. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum constructed the Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeology Museum. He not only ordered to construct a museum but also found the Iron Age site from his helicopter. The Museum is in Shindagha district, and it displays metal brooches, utensils, ancient animal bones as well as antique jewelry. For a minimum entry of 20 dirhams, you experience the ancient times of Dubai.
6. Coffee Museum
If there is anything, Emiratis love more than camels, its coffee. You will find coffee being served in almost all of the cafes as well as restaurants in Dubai. So, if they decide to build a coffee museum, it’s not very shocking. The Coffee Museum has anything and everything to do about coffee, including how other nations like their coffee. The Museum has the entire world’s coffee culture documented here.
7. Al Shindagha Museum
Dubai creek is the most ancient part of Dubai; Al Shindagha Museum is located here as well as the Etihad Museum. Here you get to experience the colorful history and culture the Emirates along with the wider Middle East. There is a display of old Dubai Creek, with details of its first bank, first police station as well as a first trading market and boat building.
8. Dubai’s Coin Museum
The money and its market keep the change; this is precisely what the Museum deals with. Every little change that Dubai’s money has experienced is documented here. This is the ultimate heaven for all coin collectors in Dubai. The Museum is located at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. If you are interested in Dubai’s numismatic history, this Museum is the place to be for sure.