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UAE museum: Fujairah Museum

Fujairah Museum was opened on November 30, 1991 and has since been upgraded to include more showrooms and exhibits.

  • By Fuad Ali, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 20:26 November 2, 2008
  • Gulf News

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  • Fujairah Museum was opened on 30th November 1991 and has since been upgraded to include more showrooms and exhibits.

Fujairah Museum was opened on November 30, 1991 and has since been upgraded to include more showrooms and exhibits.

The busiest time of the year for the museum is from October through to the end of March, during which time the museum is visited by up to 800 tourists a week.

Most visitors are European nationals over the age of 50, though visitors from North America and Asia are also represented.

Emirati and GCC nationals as well as Expatriates make up the rest of visitors to the Museum.

During school terms, the museum receives daily visits from school children and small exhibitions are regularly held at school events.

Exhibits

Fujairah Museum boasts archaeological exhibits discovered during numerous excavations all over the emirate, with most finds in the last 15 years.

The history period covered by the exhibits extend from sixth millennium B.C. to the end of the Islamic rule and beyond.

Other exhibits showcase the traditional and cultural heritage of the local inhabitants of the East Coast over the last century.

Perhaps, the most unique exhibit of the Fujairah Museum is an Ostrich egg dated at 2,500 years B.C.

Other artifacts, such as spear heads, pottery and jewellery are also on display, recovered from a number of discovered sites such as the U-shaped tomb at Qidfa and the Bithna Temple.

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 2229085

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