Museums & Galleries in Dubai
Dubai has many museums to be explored. Dubai Museum, Gold and Diamond Park Museum, Al Shindagha, Dubai Heritage and Diving Village, Al Sheef and Sheikh Saeed’s House are the major ones.
Located in Al Fahidi Fort in Bur Dubai area, Dubai Museum is the most famous one in Dubai. It was opened in 1971 and is also called the Dubai National Museum. It depicts the ancient Dubai lifestyle and has collections of traditional photographs, weapons and ancient musical instruments. Military, cultural and social life of ancient Dubai can be explored through its artifacts. Pottery made of stones and metals is another attraction. This museum is normally open from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm from Saturday to Thursday, and from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Friday. Entry ticket just cost a few dirhams, and is free with a Big Bus tour.
Gold and Diamond Park Museum
Gold and Diamond Park Museum is located on Sheikh Zayed Road in the Quoz area of Dubai. It exhibits Arabian, Indian and Italian jewelry, and has a guided tour of the jewelry manufacturing unit. It's great to watch the craftsmen working here and discover the jewelry production heritage of the United Arab Emirates. Exclusive items like purple gold, Australian pinkish pearls and Tahiti black pearls can be spotted here. With 52 retail outlets and 154 manufacturing units, the second phase of this park museum is marvelous, and visitors can get their own designs commissioned directly here. Open from 10 am to 10 pm from Sunday to Thursday, and from 4 pm to 10 pm on Fridays, entry to Gold and Diamond Park museum is free.