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.
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Discover the contemporary history of the United Arab Emirates at Dubai’s latest cultural offering – "the Etihad Museum". In a magnificent new building located in Jumeirah, the museum offers a series of interactive pavilions where visitors can explore the UAE’s history. Through photos, films and more, see how the country has developed throughout time, especially between 1968 and 1974. At Etihad Museum, visitors can discover the UAE’s rich heritage about life before the treaty that unified the seven emirates. There’s no better place to gain insight into the UAE’s extraordinary economic development since its independence as the first federation in the Arab world. Spread over 25,000sqm, the museum is located on the same historical site of the Union House, the very place where the constitution was signed in 1971. Designed by Canadian architects Moriyama and Teshima, the unique curved white roof of the museum was inspired by the shape of the constitution. It’s also adorned with seven columns, which symbolize the pens used to sign the agreement. Etihad Museum is equipped with a library, an education center, a temporary exhibition hall and a restaurant. #etihadmuseum #culture #dubaitraditions #roots #travellife ✈ #mytravelgram 📙 #travellersofinstagram 📸 #mydubai 🏗️ #exploringtheglobe 🌎 #wanderlust 🌍 #instatravel 🌐 #travelbloggers 🗺️ #goexplore 🌅 #adventurethatislife🌎 #travelplaces ✈ #travellersofinstagram 🖼 #travelgram 📙 #seedubaithroughmyeyes 👀 #photographersofinstagram 📸 #photography 📹 #edited 🎬 #dubai 🏢 #exploringtheglobe 🌎 #wanderlust 👦🏽 #unitedarabemirates 🇦🇪 #mydubai @mydubai