The nomadic Bedouin
were the earliest inhabitants of this desert region who traversed the desert with their herds of camel, sheep and goats. Camels were not only their primary mode of transport, but also the source of meat and milk, and the search for fodder took them to the arid mountains, while cultivation of date palm meant a trip to the nearby oases. Take a trip to the Dubai Museum
in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
for plenty of insight into the earliest inhabitants of this region with exhibits that document the emirate’s rise to the modern metropolis it is today.