A lot of informative, entertaining, training and excursions tours to the museums, cultural and historical centers are available in the UAE. You should only wish or choose and our professional guides perfectly knowing Russian and English languages will guide you to the most interesting places of visit in a such amazing and fantastic country as United Arab Emirates and will be happy to tell you a lot of new and useful information that you may be interested in. Each traveler, having appeared in the unfamiliar country first of all is trying to get it closer: to visit the main monuments of historical heritage, national monuments, natural landscapes and the major attractions as well as capture all the most interesting on photo or camera on the memory.
There are a lot of tourists who having a map love to wander about the cities and they’re surrounding areas, independently. But being away from home it is necessary to keep in mind that each country has its own amazing features, customs and traditions. Not knowing country traditions and also not knowing sufficient foreign languages, it is better not to indulge in “solitary voyage”. The best solution is to address to professionals who are in a short period of time will be able to tell you everything about a new country and even a little bit more.
Each of seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates can open to the traveler the whole world which starts from ancient Arabia with its Bedouin settlements and the old markets in the desert or mountains that direct country to the future with huge skyscrapers and modern up-to-date dizzy projects. It will be very interesting for you to visit such museums, fort, mosques, castles, hot springs and wadis as: Qasr Al Hosn or Al Husn Fort – the permanent residence of the ruling Sheikh and the oldest building in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Jumeirah Mosque, Al Bidyah Mosque, Emirates Palace – a seven star luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, Naif Fort in Deira, Old Hatta and Al Fahidi Fort in Dubai, Al Hisn Fort in Sharjah, Ajman Fort, Bastakiya – Heritage area, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Murabba Fort, Al Jahili Fort, Fujairah Fort, Al Hayl Castle, Ain Al Madhab Hot Springs, Wadis and others…
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Dubai Top Museums
There are lot of interesting museums and heritage places in Dubai. Most of them, some visitors even do not know and never heard. We just want to let you know about the most interesting one.
1. Dubai Museum.
Dubai Museum – is the main museum in Dubai and it is located in the Al Fahidi Fort built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai. The museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai in 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. It includes local antiquities, several dioramas showing life in the Emirate before the advent of oil, as well as artefacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai.
2. Car Museum – The Emirates National Auto Museum.
This museum is an amazing private collection of vehicles of H.H.Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. The collection houses a vast array of cars and other vehicles; some seemingly bought from owners, such as a customised camper van, others received as presents from all around the world. While some have been kept as originally intended, others have been modified to suit the Sheikh’s preference. The Emirates National Auto Museum is located about one hour drive south of Abu Dhabi, on the E65 Road to Liwa Oasis.
3. Antiques Museum.
It is actually more of a giant touristy gift shop in a giant warehouse! It is dark and dusty and feels like you are in an ancient cavern and is great fun to visit. The owners have created a place for people to shop and get a whole experience of sifting through and coming up with a treasure to take home. The experience conjures up old souks and items from places far away, exotic and foreign. Antiques Museum is located in the Time Square Flyover (3rd interchange on SZR).
4. Hatta Heritage Village.
Located in the heart of the majestic Hatta Mountains, it is a lovely inland resort, ideal weekend getaway and a great picnic area, The Heritage Village consists of 30 buildings, it’s an important historical site for tourists.
5. The Heritage House Gallery.
The Heritage House Gallery – was established in May 2008 and is a part of Alserkal Cultural Foundation presided by Mr.Ahmad Bin Eisa Alserkal. Its main goal is to promote artists from the region and all over the globe as well as to preserve and uphold the UAE culture and heritage. It will also facilitate the interaction between artists from across the Middle East and further the role of art as an effective tool in bridging the Middle East to the rest western world. The Heritage House is now one of the prestigious art venues in Dubai which showcases local and international artists with both regular and periodic exhibitions. The house comprises of resident artists specialising in drawing, mosaics, stained glass and calligraphy. The Heritage house is located in Building 79 of the artistic Bastakiya district in Bur Dubai, Dubai.
6. Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House.
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House – was the official residence of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai from 1912 to 1958 and who the grandfather of the present Ruler is, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The house which dates from 1896 houses, it’s a rare collection of historic photographs, coins, stamps and documents that record Dubai’s history. Located in the Al Shindagha Area, Dubai Creek.
7. Juma Al Majid Heritage & Cultural Centre.
Established in 1991, this is a non-profit reference library and research institute. The library’s collections include 350,000 Arab language titles, with a concentration on Arab and Islamic heritage, plus 17,000 titles in English, French, German, Russian and other languages. There is a separate national heritage collection in different languages, with books and materials relating only to the Arabian Gulf. Juma Al Majid is a scholar and philanthropist who have visited many countries in order to collect Arab and Islamic manuscripts originals and copies.
8. Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding – is a non-profit organisation established to increase awareness and learn more about local culture and the various cultures that live in Dubai. The Center located in the House 26, Al Mussallah Road, Bastakiya, Bur Dubai.
9. Jumeirah Mosque.
Before a long time Arabs were live in the Jumeirah areas where fishermen, pearl divers and traders lived. But after 1960, Jumeirah was the principal area for western expatriate residences of rich persons, but the huge expansion of the Emirate since year 1995 has seen a growth in housing developments across Dubai. Jumeirah is generally agreed to be one of the most exclusive parts of Dubai and this has led to the use of the Jumeirah name as a brand which signifies exclusivity.
Jumeirah Mosque – is a dominant landmark of Dubai City. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, this stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. While strolling through the Mosque at sunset, you will be washed in shadows by this elegant formation.
The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding hosts visits of the Grand Jumeirah Mosque 6 days a week Saturday through Thursday at 10:00am. You do not need a reservation to attend this visit, but you must arrive at the main entrance to the Jumeirah Mosque by approximately 9.45am. Each tour lasts approximately 75 minutes. Modest dress is preferred, however traditional attire can be borrowed from the Mosque. If you are not able to join one of the public visits, private visits of Jumeirah Mosque, Diwan Mosque or Grand Rashidiya Mosque can be arranged.
10. Al Bastakiya Area.
Al Bastakiya – is a historic district and is a unique due to its architecture in Dubai. Al Shindagha, Al Bastakiya is the one of the oldest residential areas in the city of Dubai. Al Bastakiya is named after the Bastak region of Iran. In the 1970, about a half of Bastakiya was destroyed to make way for the development of a new office complex for the Emirate’s Ruler. The remaining area fell into some disrepair and, apart from the Majlis Gallery, an art and crafts centre, the wind tower houses became largely used as warehouses or for accommodation of expatriate labourers. A British architect, Rayner Otter, look up residence in one house and carried out extensive renovations within. In 1989 the Dubai Municipality scheduled the remaining area of Bastakiya to be demolished. Rayner Otter started a campaign to preserve the area and wrote to Britain’s Prince Charles who was due to visit the Emirate that year. When he arrived in Dubai, Prince Charles, who is known for his views on architecture and his love of historic buildings, asked to visit Bastakiya. Here, he met Otter and explored the whole area then, Charles suggested to his hosts that Bastakiya should be preserved. Shortly after his departure, the decision to demolish Bastakiya was reversed. It’s a lovely area to wander around and get a feel for Dubai old days.
11. Dubai Heritage & Diving Village.
A traditional heritage village, located in the Shindagha district, where potters and weavers practicing traditional crafts, as well as exhibits and demonstrate of pearl diving. It is a place where the visitors can take a step back in time and experience some of Dubai’s culture and heritage.