There are four Museums in the Emirates, but unfortunately the nearest one to us here in Abu Dhabi is closed. The others are at Al Ain, Dubai and Fujairah.
A new guidebook with colored pictures illustrating some of the Ethnographical and Archaeological exhibits has recently been issued. The Museum is well worth visiting and gives an insight into local culture and history.
Opening times are shown as:
0800 to 1200, 1600 to 0800 Monday to Thursday
1600 to 1800 Friday
0800 to 1130, 1530 to 1730 Monday to Thursday
1530 to 1730 Friday
The Museum is open on Religious and Official holidays but closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The Dubai Museum is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, which was built in 1840. The exhibits are mainly Ethnographical, but there are some Archaeological and Natural History (seashells) exhibits.
Opening times are:
0900 to 1300, 1600 to 1800 Daily, except Saturday afternoons
No details are available about this Museum.
Dennis Boocock, fairly new member of the Group, has offered to become Editor from Bulletin No. 4.
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