Thursday, March 5, 2009

Dubai Museum, United Arab Emirates

UAE-1, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Dubai Museum is the main museum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 and believed to be the oldest building in Dubai.
The museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai on 12 May 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. It also includes several dioramas showing life in the emirate before the advent of oil. In addition to artifacts from recent discoveries as old as 3000 B.C.


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