Sheikh Mohammed Introduces New Museum, Invites Everyone To Visit And Learn About Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has inaugurated the largest heritage museum in the UAE, featuring 22 pavilions that include 80 historic houses.

The newly refurbished Al Shindagha Museum, which features exhibits from the 1800s, provides a look into the traditional Emirati way of life and the region’s rich cultural heritage while also showcasing the evolution of Dubai and the UAE.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “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.”

Open Air Museum

Sheikh Mohammed also gave the order to turn the 310,000 square metre Al Shindagha area into an outdoor museum that tells the fascinating tale of Dubai. The museum will reflect the city’s extraordinary achievements and its many human and cultural characteristics.

“The Al Shindagha Museum plays a vital role in preserving tangible and intangible cultural heritage, which is the foundation of any civilisation,” said Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. “The museum embodies the ambitious spirit of Dubai and documents its success stories. It stands as a testament to the emirate’s journey towards the future.”

Sheikha Latifa also expressed her gratitude for the significant contributions made by authors, historians, specialists in cultural heritage, and collectors who have enriched the museum with priceless artefacts and records that vividly depict the heritage, traditions, and customs of Dubai’s long history.

The museum presents a vivid account of Dubai’s history and highlights its extensive cultural legacy. It depicts the tale of Dubai’s transformation into the contemporary metropolis it is today while immersing tourists in the traditional lifestyle of Dubai in the 19th century and the 1970s.

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