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Al Fahidi Fort

Al Fahidi Fort is considered to be one of the oldest buildings that still exist in Dubai, and the goal of its construction was to protect the city from dangers, and it was the seat of government in the state, and it continued so until 1896 AD, as the seat of governance was transferred to the Shindagha area, and then This fort was used as a point to defend the city, as well as as a point of observation and alertness to the presence of danger and its approach to the city, and this was helped by its presence in central Dubai, and later it was transformed into a prison and as a storehouse of weapons and ammunition.

Al Fahidi Fort site

Al Fahidi Fort is located in the south side of Dubai Creek, i.e. in the center of the wild area of ​​Dubai near the Ruler’s Court. Its construction dates back to the year 1787 AD, the area of ​​this fort is about 1,535 square meters, and it has three defense towers, two of which enjoy a circular shape, and the third is of square shape, and built of marine stones, and has been painted with gypsum, and its roof is made of palm trunks associated with wood .

Al-Fahidi Fort restoration

1970 restorations

Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, may God have mercy on him, opened this fort after its restoration, but not as a fortress this time; rather, as an integrated museum of Dubai’s history and heritage. The restoration began in the year 1970 AD, because it has great historical importance for this country, and it was rebuilt using the original materials that were used initially to build it. Among the exhibits and archaeological artifacts found there are tools, equipment, and others that were made of porcelain, pottery, and copper. These relics were found in tombs dating back forty-three thousand years.

1995 restorations

Not only did the restoration and construction work stand on the fort; a new underground museum was established in the year 1995 AD, and in this museum the organizers made sure to show the old traditional life of the residents of Dubai, so it was clear from the housing, markets and commercial gatherings, as well as the mosques that were taken The old, traditional character of Dubai, and they also made sure to explain the lifestyle of agricultural communities, especially in the oases, in terms of the plantations that were known to them and the old patterns and methods used in irrigation. Not only that, they added the patterns that distinguished the cities and their coastal coastal clusters, while showing the nature of the traditional occuAl Bahahns in which its inhabitants worked from fishing, diving, and making marine vessels. The museum follows the way of displaying archaeological artifacts based on the historical era and the time in which they were found, which passed through this region, and it starts from the ages of BC and the era of Arab Islamic civilization and so on.

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