Dubai's desert nomads
The nomadic Bedouin in Dubai were the earliest inhabitants of this desert region. They 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 palms 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. Alternatively, venture into the desert and spend an evening dwelling with local Emiratis as part of the Al Marmoom Bedouin Experience by Platinum Heritage.