Learn about our origins, traditions and culture at our many museums and libraries. A tour of the Dubai Museum is a journey through the emirate’s past with artefacts all the way from the third millennium B.C. up to recent past on view. View exhibits that give insight into cultural practices, date farming, pearl diving and daily life here before the discovery of oil. Likewise, take time for a trip to one of the many other museums in the area, like the Women’s Museum, the Crossroads of Civilizations Museum, and Pearl Museum.
The historic Al Ras Public Library, the oldest in UAE, is part of a network of fine institutions all over the city, and is the best stop for a good read.