UAE | Heritage and Culture

Museums showcase glimpses of the past

A wealth of historic information can be found in the many museums of the UAE. Wherever you live or visit in the United Arab Emirates, there's a museum nearby to inform and entertain.

  • Gulf News
  • Published: 00:00 November 1, 2008
  • Gulf News

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  • Visitors can watch a film about the daily life at the airport and Sharjah Town during the 1930s and experience first hand this fascinating period of Sharjah’s history.
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A wealth of historic information can be found in the many museums of the UAE. Wherever you live or visit in the United Arab Emirates, there's a museum nearby to inform and entertain.

They are starting points for anyone in the UAE who wants to learn more about the history of the country, its culture, heritage and people.

However long you are in the UAE, there is a museum that can show you the rich tradition and heritage of the emirates.

Fujairah Museum
Opening hours: 8:30am to 1:30pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm Sunday to Thursday.
2:30pm to 6:30pm on Friday.
Admission: Dh5.
Contact: 09 222 9085

Umm Al Quwain Museum
Opening hours: 8am to 1pm and 5pm to 8pm, Saturday to Thursday.
5pm to 8pm on Friday.
Admission: Dh4 for 15 years or older. Free for children under 15.

Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah
Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday: 9am to 1pm and 5 to 8pm.
Friday 5 to 8pm. Closed on Sunday.
Admission: Adult Dhs5, Family Dhs10, Children free
Multi-museum tickets: Adult Dhs15, Family Dhs20

Qasr Al-Hosn, Abu Dhabi
Opening hours: 7.30am to 6.30pm.
Admission: free

Dubai Municipality Museum
Opening hours: Saturday-Thursday; 9am-5pm.
Admission: free

Dubai Museum, Bur Dubai
Opening hours: 8.30am - 20.30 Saturday to Thursday.
2:30pm to 8:30pm on Friday.
Admission: Dh3 for 6 years or above. Dh1 for Under 6 year olds

Hisn Fort, Sharjah
Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday 8am to 8pm, Friday 4 to 8pm. Closed on Monday.
Admission: Adult Dhs5, Family Dhs10, Children free

Al Mahatta Museum, Sharjah
Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday 8am to 8pm, Friday 4 to 8pm. Closed on Monday.
Admission: Adult Dhs5, Family Dhs10, Children free

Dubai Police Museum
Opening hours: 8am to 2pm on weekdays.
Admission: Visitors must complete an online form from the Dubai Police website, www.dubaipolice.gov.ae or call Dubai Police Headquarters on: 04 269 2222, ext. 3293

Al Ain National Museum
Opening hours: 8.30am to 7.30pm Tuesday to Sunday; 3pm to 7.30pm on Friday.
Closed on Monday.
Admission: Dh3 for adults; Dh1 for children under 10-years

 

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