Historical sights in Dubai
A Dubai trip will be there on the bucket list of anyone who loves desert, desert safari, camel trekking and the popular limousine rides. Dubai is the tourist hotspot of the United States of Arab .The fast cars, towering skyscrapers, shopping malls and luxurious lifestyle has transformed the desert outpost to the destination to travel once in lifetime. Despite being modernized,luxury cities, there unfolds a history behind, and that history is evident through its historical monuments. Among those, here we are listing a few that might help in your next dubai trip.
Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood (Bastakiya) Image Credits – Ankur Panchbudhe
Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
This is also known as Al Bastakiya, one of the famous historical sights of Dubai, situated in the old town of Dubai. Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is a quiet retreat from the buzzing traffic and skyscrapers of the city. It is a stroll along the narrow lanes , lined with historical buildings made of stones , wood and gypsum. This place is the trading and planning hub of Dubai. Now these historic buildings are turned into art galleries and museums.
Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum house built in 1896 Image Credits – wikimedia.org
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House was the home for Dubai rulers during the early 20th century and it is a museum. This historical monument speaks about the fascinating glimpse of the region’s history. The museum holds the artefacts, paintings, photographs and many other historical antics describing the legendary charm of emirates
Al Ahmadiya School Image Credits – wikimedia.org
Al Ahmadiya School
Al Ahmadiya School is the first school of Dubai established in 1912. During the Nineties, it was renovated to become a museum, this takes the visitors to the past of Dubai’s education history. Tourists can observe the classroom layouts, curriculum thoughts and royal furnishing of the old times.
Al Maqtaa Tower Image Credits – wikimedia.org
Al Maqtaa Fort
Al Maqtaa Fort is the not to miss place for someone who loves forts and castles. Al Maqtaa fort was built to protect the kingdom from the invaders. This fort has a history of 200 years old which tells about the rich and royal culture, history of the Arab capital. It is a mesmerizing piece of art and architecture that has been a feather to Abu Dhabi’s crown from ages.
Hatta Heritage Village Image Credits – wikimedia.org
Hatta Heritage Village
Hatta Heritage village is the mountain village recreated and renovated to make the Dubai trip lovers understand how ancient emirati villages were like. This village has a history of 3000 years, with two watchtowers , a fort and a mosque. The museum inside this village showcases the emirati dresses, weapons, musical instruments, utensils made out of palm trees and beautiful handicrafts and artworks. The village is surrounded by hajar mountain range, date trees and vast expanses of barren land , the place altogether takes the visitors back in time.
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