The Dubai Museum is a good choice for learning about the cultural and historical influences of the area, an amazing day for young and old alike. This museum uses life-size dioramas to depict everyday Dubai life in the days before the discovery of oil.
Al-Fahidi Fort, was built in 1800, is home to the Dubai Museum, and is thought to be Dubai’s oldest building. Dubai Museum includes musical instruments, with displays of drums, flutes, lyres, bagpipes made of goatskin and other locally-made instruments. A large section includes ancient objects such as stone, pottery, and metallic items, stone engravings, and skeletons which were discovered during digging in the Emirate of Dubai. Deadly weaponry on display includes curved daggers swords, spears, bows and arrows, shields made of the skin of shark, pistols and axes. A model of a wind-tower room is an interesting feature of the architecture section, with diagrams and photographs showing different types of wind-towers from the older areas of Dubai. The walls are built from coral and shell rubble from the sea, cemented together with lime.
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