Discover an Interesting Ancient History with Dubai Holidaysby Daisy Wilkinson Travel Guides
Dubai has achieved worldwide fame in recent times for its awe-inspiring offerings in entertainment and towering high-rises, including the tallest building in the world. However, it also has several other aspects that can be explored during your holiday spent in this glamorous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One of these aspects is the city's ancient history. You can have some interesting insights into the city's ancient past by visiting its newly-opened museum called Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeology Museum. It is a part of the cultural developments that would transform the historic district of this city entirely.
A visit to this museum during your Dubai holidays would allow you to browse the impressive collection of artefacts unearthed from the archaeological site of Saruq Al-Hadid. You'll get a glimpse of life in the Middle East region during the Iron Age with the help of this museum's fantastic displays that are immersive as well as interactive. The story of Saruq Al-Hadid's discovery would be of great interest to you. It all began with a chartered flight across the desert of Rub Al-Khali, which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum had taken one day in 2002. From his helicopter, he noticed a change in colour in one particular area. It turned out to be a site that was used for smelting iron in the Iron Age.
This became the excavation site, where several artefacts were unearthed and more details about the civilisation that existed in the region during those times were revealed. A detailed analysis of the precious beads discovered at this place was done and it was found that some of them did not exist naturally in this area. This meant that the people of this region traded with others, travelling to regions as far as the Indian Subcontinent. Olive wood was also discovered at the site and their origin can be traced to the Mediterranean region.
Unlike most of the other museums across the world, this museum's displays are changed every 3 months to showcase the latest items that are discovered. The excavations at the archaeological site of Saruq Al-Hadid continue even to this day. The newly discovered items are readied to be displayed in the museum every now and then. Many of the ancient mysteries are yet to be discovered at the site, which makes this museum quite intriguing. Another interesting aspect of this museum is that it has a simulated excavation site, where adults as well as children visiting the museum, can take a brush and begin discovering objects buried in the sand.
You can also enjoy an immersive experience at the 3D cinematic room of this museum, which would transport you to the desert's edge and make you feel as if you're right there at the excavation site. Dynamic videos are projected on the walls of the room and you'll have interactive screens for better engagement. You can also try putting things together as if solving a digital puzzle. Even with the kind of cutting-edge technology used to create such experiences, this museum was completed in 4 months.
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