When Dubai comes in mind, the name is synonymous with Sheikhs, crude oil and wealth, so it’s no wonder that Dubai is considered one of the richest and most fashionable places in the world.
Extravagant Dubai is the United Arab Emirates’ holiday hot spot. This city of high-rises and shopping malls has transformed itself from a desert station to a destination du-jour, where tourists flock for sales bargains, sunshine, and family fun. Dubai is famous for sightseeing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) and shopping malls that come complete with huge aquariums and indoor ski slopes in short, there is top tourist attractions in Dubai which everyone wants to see.
The new Etihad Museum, placed near the historical Union House (Dar Al Etihad) on the Jumeirah Road. And it was inaugurated from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and opened on the 2nd December during the 45th National Day’s celebrations.
The building itself has been designed in the shape of a copy, with seven columns being built into the building, Located next to the Union House, where the signing of the treaty establishing the UAE took place in 1971. This project also involved restoring the Union House to its original state, and the existing flagpole was replaced with a slightly taller, 123m mast. It celebrates the historical moment of the signing of the document that led to unity of the 7 Emirates, the culture and the history of its citizens.
All the exhibits and installations were communicating and experience driven. It felt like we were in the middle of the “Minority Report” with all the high-tech and super futuristic touch screens.
The entrance hall, with its wavy parabolic curves, honors the parchment on which was written the union agreement, and pointed gold columns pens with which the Founding Fathers signed the document.
The exhibition area of the museum is underground, it takes place among lasting and brief galleries, around the large cylinder that occupies the area under the Union House, where the 2nd December 1971 the 7 Emirates met to sign the historic agreement which led to the union and the birth of the United Arab Emirates. There are also a library with more than 3 thousand volumes, theaters, teaching rooms, rooms for events and records.
There are many exhibitions that take place in the museum, some temporary and some permanent, and apart from these exhibitions, there is also a library, a theater, and cooperating timeline wide-ranging of maps and educational videos, and a recreational space for the visitors. You’ll be particularly impressed with the interactive programmes because of how educative they are.
It is worth it both for tourists who believe that Dubai doesn’t have a story to tell, and for residents who, through the study of the host country, can continue enjoy its rich culture, hospitality and tolerance. So are you in Dubai or planning to visit the Dubai then must try Etihad museum tour for historical experience.