The late sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum chose the historic Al Fahaidi Fort to be Dubai’s Museum of honour of his ancestors. In 1971 he laid the foundation stone for the museum,thus continuing the development of Dubai’ s progress.
The wooden gate of Al Fahaidi Fort leads to halls containing a wealth of displays and exhibits which bear witness to the rich history of Dubai. Beyond the courtyard,the North wings shows the history of emirate and the fort. The ancient cannon in the northeast tower has been there since the tower was built.The military section is housed in the south wing of the fort,where old weaponry and the methods of their production are displayed.
In the Southwest towers,visitors are guided through a tunnel of history in words and pictures.Arriving at dubai creek you then pass through the bustling souq and on to the old city where you can see aspects of social,religious and cultural life. In the desert and oasis you can experience bedouin life by day and night and learn about their traditional crafts and culture. Here you also see some of the natural history of the emirate before going on to astronomy and natural phenomenon.
Dubai has an ongoing love story with the sea.The marine gallery illustrates these strong ties between man and water.Passing through into the archaelogical displays you dive to the depth of a history that takes you back to discoveries from 3000 B.C,so you can take pride in a city which dates back 5000 years called Dubai.