Discover the ancient history of Dubai at the Dubai Museum, which is the oldest building in the city and is located inside Al Fahidi Fort. It was built in the year 1787 and was a base for the king, a defensive fortress, an arsenal of weapons, and a prison before it was renovated during the reign of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
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The fort reopened under the name of the Dubai Museum in 1971, the same year the United Arab Emirates was founded. The museum provides a lot of information about Dubai's ancient history and rich heritage, as it introduces visitors to daily life in the past and includes many art galleries that depict ancient Arab homes, mosques, markets, desert and marine life.
The Dubai Museum is located south of Dubai Creek and gives you the opportunity to discover the vast difference between ancient and contemporary Dubai, delve into the origins of pearl extraction, and look at the weights and measures that pearl merchants used to use. The museum also displays artifacts dating back to 3000 BC
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