If you’ve been curious about the contemporary history of the UAE then look no further because they’ve got a museum which encompasses exactly that!
Dubai has been expanding their cultural footprint lately by opening various new museums for all of us to enjoy and the Etihad museum is amongst one of them. Located in the stunning area of Jumeirah, one of the best parts of this place is that visitors get to participate in interactive exhibitions that teach you about some of the biggest events in UAE’s history. You’ll get to learn about the progression of the city throughout some of the most important periods, such as from 1968 – 1974. Usually Dubai’s history is sort of skipped over without much thought, but it’s quite interesting to learn about what it used to be like before all the massive skyscrapers!
Considering its purpose is to educate on the entire history of the UAE, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about what brought the seven emirates together and their collective independence within the Arab world. The architecture of the building is absolutely stunning, designed by Canadian architects Moriyama and Teshima, this is the type of place you want to take a picture of before you even enter.
Check it out for your cultural fix for the day and stop by their library, education centre and restaurant.