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May 3, 2020updated Jun 03, 2020

The Dubai Museum

Satellite photographs show how Dubai has risen from the desert and galleries depict the Emirate’s previous life.

By Alex Martin

The Dubai Museum is housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, which was built in 1787 and was once the main landmark of Dubai, guarding the landward approach to the city. Now its labyrinth of galleries host scenes from the Dubai Creek before the discovery of oil. Satellite photographs show how Dubai has risen from the desert and galleries depict the Emirate’s previous life, with scenes of souks, date gardens and marine life. An interesting exhibit pays homage to the pearl diving that used to be commonplace in the creek.

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Image: Isabell Schulz / Flickr

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