Day 2: Exploring Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

Corned beef and scrambled stories for breakfast. We can do this all day – talk, laugh and eat.

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First stop of the day: Dubai MuseumIMAG0288

Al Fahidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum, was built around 1787, and once guarded the landward approaches to the town.

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Renovated in 1971 for use as a museum, its colourful life size dioramas vividly depict everyday life in the days before the discovery of oil.

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This was the moment I realized my friends are intellectual people. Living in the UAE, I got used to people not really caring about details and long presentations.

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We were passing by this video of Dubai’s history, in which after 1 minute, I was ready to go. I looked behind me and all my friends were quietly listening and watching. From start to finish, they stood there, absorbing everything, mentally taking notes for future reference.

That explains their big foreheads.

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 Galleries recreate scenes from the Creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms and desert and marine life.

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 Also on display, are artefacts from several excavations in the emirate, recovered from graves that date back to the third millennium BC.

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 One of the more spectacular exhibits portrays pearl diving, including sets of pearl merchants’ weights, scales and sieves. 

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Text quoted from Definitely Dubai

Arrivals The planning | The flights
Day 1 Rest in Abu Dhabi
Day 2 Dubai Museum | Dubai Global City
Day 3 Dubai Atlantis the Palm | Souk Madinat Jumeirah & Burj Al Arab | Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa | Dubai Dancing Fountain | The Eclipse Boutique Suites
Day 4 Desert Safari – Dune Bashing | Camel Ride | Henna Tattoo | Desert Camp
Day 5 Yas Island & Manarat Al Saadiyat | Grand Mosque | Tiara Restaurant
Departures Packing and flights
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