The city of Dubai is the go-to city for 2015. Its allure of opulence, Middle Eastern influence, and previous mystic are the elements that often lures millions of visitors to the city each year. Throughout the past decade, the city of Dubai saw enormous growth in tourism. The growth in Dubai’s tourism was stimulated by its affair with world records, phenominal expansion, and welcoming nature to its western friends.
Upon arrival to Dubai, visitors are captured by the advanced skylines, the world renowned Burj Khalifa, and the world’s only seven star hotel, Burj Al Arab.
However, off the beaten path, outside the hustle and lights, is the essence of Emirati culture. The eloquent capture of the Emirati culture is displayed in the primary museum for the city of lights, Dubai Museum.
The Dubai Museum is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest existing building in Dubai.
Inside the museum, you’ll find a host of features that will guide you through Dubai’s history; life before the discovery of oil to the official start of the union; United Arab Emirates. The galleries will give insight on pearl merchants, date farms, and the Bedouin lifestyle.
The winding footpaths throughout the Dubai Museum will offer an appreciation for authentic Emirati culture and a spirited experience of the United Arab Emirates.
If you’re ever in Dubai, take a day to explore old Dubai and the Dubai Museum.