Dubai is distinguished by its fragrant museums of originality, and carries a scent of ancient heritage that narrates an entire history, tells stories of struggle and accomplishments, and tells the story of a society and civilization, and increases glow with specialized museums that take visitors on a journey in which they move between different historical eras, and enrich their knowledge base with what it offers Historical documents, rare pieces, and abundant information.
The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority “Dubai Culture”, the authority responsible for the museums sector in the emirate, is making great efforts to enhance the presence of specialized museums among members of society, as a main destination that contributes to forming a rich community culture, from which they move to making the future. Among the most prominent of these museums are the Museum of Coins, the Museum of Naif and the Museum of the Poet Al-Aqili.
With the Museum of Numismatics – which elegantly sits in the historical Al-Fahidi neighborhood – the story begins, so the visitor finds himself in front of more than 400 rare historical coins, and coins from various historical periods. The museum has touch screens with electronic lists that contain detailed information about each currency in terms of shape, size, and metal, the method and date of its minting, the expressions on which it was written, and the drawings and shapes it contains.
The currency of circulation in Dubai
The museum is a rich encyclopedia with its information for visitors about the currencies circulated in Dubai and the region previously, and the link of the monetary system to the British Empire, India and the countries of the region before independence and the formation of the Union State.
The Coin Museum includes 7 main exhibition rooms, including Arabized Sassanid coins, and coins in the era of the Umayyad Caliphate, in the era of the Abbasid Caliphate, in the Levant, Egypt and Turkey, in Iraq and the Levant, in North Africa and Andalusia, and in the United Arab Emirates.
The story continues with the Naif Museum, which is an archive that provides visitors with rich information about the history of police and security services in the Emirate of Dubai. The museum contains examples of police uniforms that have evolved from traditional local fashions to modern fashions, decorations, appeals, police ranks, equipment and weapons of police elements since its establishment until now, and samples of arrest and detention rooms. The museum also provides information, historical documents and decrees about Dubai police since its establishment in In 1956 AD, according to the media office of the Dubai government.
Visitors to the museum can take pictures of the Naif Castle, which was built in 1939 in a strategic location in the Deira area and in the heart of the commercial city, to be the first police station in Dubai, and the headquarters of the prosecution and the civil court at that time. The castle at that time included the office of the Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, and Dubai Police offices , Detective, court, and arrest room. In 1997, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ordered the transformation of a pavilion from the castle into an official museum frequented by visitors to learn about the history of the police and security services in the Emirate of Dubai, so it was the Naif Museum.
Al-Shaeli Al-Aqili Museum
The glow of the story is complete with the Museum of the Poet Al-Aqili, which is one of the most beautiful heritage houses in Dubai, and expresses the taste and feel of its owner, the poet Mubarak bin Hamad bin Mubarak Al Mani Al-Aqili, who moved from Saudi Arabia and lived in the period between 1875 AD – 1954 AD, and is considered Among the most prominent poets and flags of Dubai prominent in eloquent and Nabati poetry.
The house was built in 1923 AD in the Al-Ras area in Deira, and it was characterized by its elegant construction and beautiful architectural designs, and its distinctive artistic and written heritage motifs, and it consists of nine basic wings that embody Al-Aqili’s life, his eloquent poetry, his Nabati poetry, his correspondence, his cultural and social life, his manuscripts, his council, and documenting a project House restoration, and literature on the poet.
The museum also contains a valuable collection of documents, correspondence, and the wills of the poet and his original collections, including what is in his handwriting, along with a valuable collection of possessions, personal tools of the poet, furniture and household items considered to be antiquities representing an era from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the first half of The twentieth century in the region.
Dubai Specialty Museums .. A historical journey that narrates the history of society and civilization
Great efforts to enhance the attendance of specialized museums
Al-Shaeli Al-Aqili Museum