MUSEUM OF PEARLS IN DUBAI:
In 2003, the late Sultan Al Owais saw the founding of the Emirates NBD Pearl Museum. The world's largest and finest collection of saltwater pearls from the Arabian Gulf may be found in the pearl museum, which is housed inside the Emirates NBD bank's main office in Deira. A major value of Emirates NBD and a cause dear to the late Mr. Al Owais was the preservation of UAE culture and history.
He began amassing pearls in the early 1970s and kindly donated them to the UAE populace for safekeeping with the National Bank of Dubai. He wanted to make sure kids would always be aware of the history and way of life in the UAE before the discovery of oil altered everything. His pearl collection is currently on exhibit at a museum that Emirates NBD built to better conserve this history.
In the UAE, pearl commerce has a long and illustrious history. Oysters in the warm, shallow Gulf waters were where the best natural pearls in the world were discovered. Since the 1500s, traders have journeyed to the UAE to buy pearls to sell throughout Africa and India. The UAE's merchants built their fortunes mostly on the pearling industry, which served as an essential historical foundation. More than merely a means of support, pearl trading was a way of life for them. Merchants would gather to inspect the pearls and negotiate deals at ancient coffee cafes, which were frequently used for pearl trading. By the turn of the 20th century, the Gulf's pearl trade had reached its zenith and accounted for 95% of the UAE's national income.
The Dubai Museum, which first opened its doors in 1971, attempts to present the traditional Bedouin way of life. The 1787-constructed Al Fahidi Fort is home to the Dubai Museum, which features life-size replicas of pre-oil era scenes as well as halls filled with antiquated maps and artefacts dating back as far as 3000 BC. It also contains a multimedia room with footage chronicling Dubai's growth from the time oil was discovered till the present.
Visitors to the "Al Fahidi Fort" at the Dubai Museum get the chance to learn in-depth, comprehensive, and fundamental information about Dubai's extremely ancient past, which includes interactions with several historical groups and civilizations. Visitors will become familiar with Dubai's various urban and rural settings, including those that are marine, coastal, desert, mountainous, or agricultural.
Adjacent to the Union House, the Etihad Museum occupies a space of 26,000 square metres. The museum's entryway is fashioned after a manuscript, and its seven columns represent the seven inks used to sign the UAE proclamation. Permanent and temporary halls; a theatre; a learning area; a recreation area; office space; and parking are all included in the museum. It has eight permanent galleries as well as a temporary gallery where objects from other museums will be displayed. While the programmes are participatory, the exhibitions are mostly experience-driven. Objects and documents relevant to the occasions of the UAE nation's founding are included in the museum's collection.
COMMUNITY MUSEUM OF DUBAI:
The Dubai Municipality Museum, which opened in 2006, chronicles the evolution of the local government since it became an independent entity. The two-story structure was constructed in 1957. The upper story was later erected to serve as a dormitory for traders after the ground floor was used as a commercial store. The building served as the headquarters for the Dubai Municipality until they relocated to a new structure on Al Maktoum Road in 1964. Manuscripts, official documents, and priceless pictures are among the artefacts on show.
THE HORSE MUSEUM OF DUBAI:
The Horse Museum was built in the Al Shindagha neighbourhood in 1940.Visitors to the Horse Museum have the chance to learn more about Arabian horses. Additionally, it takes guests on a fascinating adventure to increase their understanding of horses. The museum is made up of wings and halls that contain knowledge, prototypes, and instruments on horses' breeds, names, traits, races, genres, bodily parts, and anatomy, as well as ways of caring for and training them. The museum also highlights poetry and writings written about the Arabian horse, as well as how Arabic and regional literature addressed real Arabian horses.