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Dubai Culture showcases services of museums, heritage sites

Dubai Culture is committed to preserving the emirate’s tangible and intangible heritage, celebrating the history and authentic values based on the authority’s belief in the importance of museums and heritage sites when introducing the world to its history. 

Through museums and heritage sites, the authority seeks to provide centres that would contribute to providing rich cultural experiences for the visitors including Emiratis, residents and international tourists, Emirates news agency WAM reported.

Through its website and app, the authority provides a portal that delivers an array of services to encourage the public to explore the creative and cultural aspects of Dubai. 

Community members can obtain services from Dubai Culture’s website as well as Etihad and Al Shindagha Museums website, such as ticket reservations, guided tours for groups and delegations, as well as venue booking services.

Etihad Museum is focused on the story of the founding of the UAE. The 25,000 square metre landmark is located at the very place where the country was founded in 1971. 

The various pavilions house exhibitions, interactive programs and education initiatives that explore the chronology of events which culminated in the unification of the Emirates in 1971. 

The programs also aim to educate visitors about the constitution, in particular – the rights, privileges and responsibilities that it bestows upon the people.

Al Shindagha Museum is considered a heritage museum that connects Emiratis, residents and visitors to the heritage and unravels the relationship that binds the past and contemporary identity. 

The museum is located within the houses of the Al Shindagha Historical District on the banks of the Dubai Creek.

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood provides an opportunity to experience an authentic Emirati neighbourhood and its characteristics, where buildings with high wind towers (Barajeel), built with traditional materials, are separated by alleys, pathways and public squares. 

Cafés, restaurants and hotels are spread throughout, and visitors can enjoy an interactive tour through which they can explore the offerings that include specialized museums, such as the Coins Museum, Coffee Museum, and Bayt Al Khanyar Museum, as well as the traditional architecture in the buildings.

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