Every nation has a history. Some repeat it and some learn from it. When we hear the word Dubai, the first thing that comes into the mind is magnificent buildings: the beautiful seven stars Burj Al Arab, The Emirates Towers and other extraordinary constructions, along with first-class entertainment and sporting events. But this is not what it used to be decades back.
It is hard to imagine that this monument to the current world, started out as a tiny fishing village. The ups and downs in path of success made it what it is today.
Make a journey to the past by visiting historical treasures, museums and heritage areas in Dubai. Below are some of the ancient places you should visit with your family at least once in a lifetime. You can easily get location of these historical sites through connect.ae.
A visit to Dubai Museum is a must for everyone who comes to Dubai. This is a sparkling interactive museum with working models and full-size displays depicting various aspects of Dubai life. Diverse collection of exhibits offers a captivating intuition into the rich history and cultural heritage.
Its colorful life size dioramas brightly portray ordinary life in the days before the discovery of oil. Galleries recreate scenes of old days. Artifacts from several archaeological sites and exhibits portraying pearl diving, all will leave you spellbound.
Heritage and Diving Villages
When you want a break from the modern world, step into the past by visiting the Heritage and Diving Village. It provides a rare sight of Dubai’s traditional culture and lifestyle. Exhibits focus on the Emirate’s maritime past and pearl diving traditions and architecture. You can also watch potters and jewelers preparing several handicrafts in the mud houses.
If you want to see the beautiful and historical place in Dubai, visit very popular Burj Nahar. It was made for defensive reasons in the past. The building of Burj Nahar reminds you of the wars and several other political struggles in Dubai.
Saltwater creek, which divides the city into two main sections, is the historic focal point of life in Dubai. The major sector of city’s economy, pearling industry was based largely on voyages in the creek.
Visitors will be fascinated by the color and activity of the loading and unloading of dhows, as it serves as a minor port for dhows coming from as far away as India and East Africa.
Viewing the creek from an abra, one of the small water taxis, will be your best experience. It takes you from the souks of Deira to those on the Bur Dubai side. Creekside Park, between Maktoum and Garhoud bridges, also provides enjoyable paved walks and extensive landscaped public gardens.
Sheikh Saeed House
If you want to see images with the old town of Dubai visit Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House. The house gives the visitor a chance to know, the residence of Dubai’s Emperor during the first half of the 20th century. The house is currently used as a museum to exhibit Dubai’s history, as it displays rare Collection of important photographs, coins, stamps and historic and authorized documents and the life in Dubai that has extremely changed in present times.