Getting to Know Dubai

I was 22 when I first came to Dubai, way back back August 2004, and that means I am now a decade older in Dubai. Going back to that year, Dubai hasn’t been fully developed. The sckyscrapers are only starting to be built up, and one could see Dubai more of a desert area, surrounded by oases of palm trees. 
 
January 3, 2015. My family took a journey to the past, to the history of Dubai, back to the time when oil has not yet been discovered. Indeed, this amazing city has a unique culture and history.
 

Entrance at the Dubai Museum

Entrance at the Dubai Museum

And here’s to summarize our Dubai history/educational trip, which could be found on the entrance of the Dubai Museum:
 
“The late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum chose the historic Al Fahidi Fort to be the Dubai Museum in 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 Fahidi 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 wing shows the history of the 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 the production are displayed.
 
In the southwest tower, 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 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 archaeological displays you dive to the depths of a history that takes you back to discoveries from 3,000 BC, so you can take pride in a city that dates back 5,000 years, called Dubai.”
 
More photos taken at the Dubai Museum:
A primitive house built with palm tree branches called "Al Kaimah".

A primitive house built with palm tree branches called “Al Kaimah”.

A bedroom inside the Al Kaimah

A bedroom inside the Al Kaimah

An "abra" is used in transporting people to the other side of the creek.

An “abra” is used in transporting people to the other side of the creek.

Dubai in 1930's and 1940's

Dubai in 1930’s and 1940’s

Dubai in the 50's

Dubai in the 50’s

Dubai in 1960's

Dubai in 1960’s

Pearl diving as one of major means of living

Pearl diving as one of major means of living

Fishing as another major means of living

Fishing as another major means of living

Herb ans spice shop

Herb ans spice shop

The Jeweller's Shop

The Jeweller’s Shop

Camel as the most important animal in the Emirates

Camel as the most important animal in the Emirates

Palm Tree has been described as the "bride of the desert" and is one of the oldest and most fruitful trees.

Palm Tree has been described as the “bride of the desert” and is one of the oldest and most fruitful trees.

Apollo's cutie pose with his cousin Jhay in front of the dhow in Dubai Museum

Apollo’s cutie pose with his cousin Jhay in front of the dhow in Dubai Museum

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