Dubai travel guide



Dubai Travel Guide

Museums in Dubai

The museums of Dubai provide a unique insight of the culture and customs of the emirates, merging its rich past with the modernity of the financial hub. The most important centers are:

Dubai Museum

Al Fahidi Fort Located in Al Fahidi St on Bur Dubai, it is the most important museum of the UAE. Originally constructed as a protection against foreign incursion in 1799, the Al Fahidi Fort was restored in 1970 and transformed into an open museum in 1995.

The Dubai National Museum lets understand the rich history and heritage of the city. The entrance is marked with a splendid set of old maps exhibiting urban growth of Dubai in the last century. Inside the museum there are a singular trip to desert life, traditional Arabian homes, mosques, fishing, farming, dhow building, pearl diving and every-day trading, but the major attraction is the 3,000 B.C artifacts (that include genuine musical instruments) from excavated graves. Deadly weapons such as swords, spears, bows, arrows, shields, pistols and axes, are also part of Dubai Museum.

Colorful and suggestive dioramas complete with life-size figures and sound and lighting effects illustrate life in Dubaiís old days. The museum is open all the week; Saturday to Thursday from 8 am to 8:30 pm, and Friday from 2 pm to 8.30 pm; except in public holidays. The admission fee is Dhs. 3 (US$ 1). Tel: +971 4 353 1862.

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

Al Maktoum House Located in Al Shindagha Rd at Bur Dubai, it is one of the is one of the oldest houses in the city, and a fine example of local architecture. Constructed in 1896 from sandstone by Shaikh Saeed, the grandfather of the present ruler; the house has been restored and converted into a museum a century later.

Al Maktoum House has a superb vision of the sea because it was built with the aim of being a commanding point to monitor shipping activity from its balconies. The museum boasts its beautiful wind-towers and layers of rooms constructed around a central courtyard; and contains an exhibition illuminating Dubai's progress from the last 50 years, including a great collection of photographs.

The entrance fee is Dhs. 2 (US$ 0.60). It is open Saturday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 9 pm, and Friday from 3 pm to 10 pm. Tel: +971 4 393 7139.

Bait Al Wakeel

Bait Al Wakeel Placed in the banks of Dubai Creek, it was the first office building of the city constructed by the Sheikh Rashid in 1934. During 1930's, Bayt Al-Wakeel was the main location for Dubai imports and exports through ships carrying cargo.

The building has been entirely restored and today hosts a museum dedicated to remind the old fishing and maritime traditions. It is also home of the restaurant Turathi specialized in seafood with Arabic and Emarati plates.

Other Museums in Dubai

Museum Description
Majlis Ghorfat Um-Al-Sheef Built in 1955 by a ruler of the city, it is an opulent residence now open to the public. Its inspiring Majlis Garden contains a replica of a traditional Arab irrigation system.
Al Ahmadiya School Constructed in 1912, it was the first school of Dubai that still preserves old reed pens and diplomas. The building has been restored and is free entry.
Gold and Diamond Museum Situated in the park of the same name, the museum shows the history of the Arabs culture in creating quality jewelry.

Film schools

Film schools in Dubai

A film school is an educational institution that is dedicated to the film instruction; it means that it covers aspects like movie making that includes film production, theory, and scriptwriting. Most of the film schools programs incorporate a technical training, such as learning the use of cameras, lights and other necessary instruments for the production of movies.

Music schools in Dubai

Because the Music, learn a music program help to develop the mind and grow, this is really true. By such reason is good the music schools. In conclusion music is everything , the music is: Enduring, Science, Math, History, Physical Education, Foreign Language.
Music schools

Dance schools

Dance schools in Dubai

Here you can find the most important dance schools, and also first-hand information about dance education, dance career, dance wear and other resources related with dance. Dance is a deliberate activity that involves purpose, intentional rhythm, culturally movement of aesthetic and inherent value; all these make dance an art rather than a sport or a coincidence.

Image schools in Dubai

Professional and personal environments are filled with images. Whatever the media, presentation format, or technology used, images remain above all the creation of specialists responding to the precise needs of companies from every professional sector. Image schools cover interactive multimedia, animation, graphic and printing communication, photography and video.
Image schools

Beauty schools

Beauty schools in Dubai

Our Beauty Schools directory is a very complete source of information for those interested in studying cosmetology arts & sciences and acquiring a degree in beauty, cosmetology, esthetics/skin care, nail technology, barbering, or any related field.

Art schools in Dubai

Interested in a degree in the art and design world? with our database of art schools and colleges, has top degree programs in a variety of fields, including graphic design, fashion, interactive media, interior design, game design, web design, photography and film.
Art schools

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