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UAE museum: Umm Al Quwain Museum

The history of Umm Al Quwain Museum goes back to 1768 when it was established as the residence for the Emiri family, and hundreds of years later it was made a museum.

  • By Nasouh Nazzal, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 20:28 November 2, 2008
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Hadrian Hernandez/Gulf News
  • The history of Umm Al Quwain Museum goes back to 1768 when it was established as the residence for the Emiri family.

The history of Umm Al Quwain Museum goes back to 1768 when it was established as the residence for the Emiri family, and hundreds of years later (in the year 2000) it was made a museum.

Shaikh Khalid Bin Humaid Al Mualla, the General Manager of the Museums and Heritage Department, said the Umm Al Quwain Museum has a fundamental importance in presenting the history, heritage of Umm Al Quwain and the UAE.

Shaikh Khalid said visitors of various nationalities, including Emiratis, GCC nationals and expatriates visit the museum, on average about 120 per day. He added that schools, colleges, universities and tourist groups come to the museum.

Big numbers of families visit the museum to get a tour of the antiques on display. The museum provides booklets and leaflets stating the history of the items on display.

Exhibits

The museum includes many valuable items on display. Shaikh Khalid said that the majority of these items have been brought from the Ed-dour historical site whose history goes back to the Roman Empire.

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.

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