Explore Dubai's past
Dubai is filled with historical treasures, museums and heritage areas that take you on a journey to the past. Tour centuries-old structures and learn of Dubai’s Bedouin and pearl-trading past in a visit to Heritage Village and Dubai Museum in the historic Al Fahidi Fort.
The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) is a renowned place to gain a better understanding of Emirati culture and heritage, while Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum’s House served as residence of the ruling family and Dubai’s visionary founder. Make your way to Etihad Museum for a journey through the UAE's formation and head to Saruq Al-Hadid for a trip back to the Iron Age.
See below for more of our top historically enriching experiences, while in Dubai.