Al Aqaili Museum
Al Aqaili Museum is dedicated to Emirati poet Al Aqaili and was built in the poet’s old house in Al Ras, Deira. The artist is known as one of the luminaries of Emirati literature during the 20thcentury, particularly classical Arabic poetry. The museum will have the poet’s works and memorabilia on display.
Bait al Banat museum (House of Girls)
The Women’s Museum is an ambitious and multifaceted initiative with several key aspects: the Museum offers an introduction to the lives of UAE women; the Memory of the Place exhibition revisits the past of the Gold Souq area; the Diwan Ousha Bint Khalifa space celebrates the life and work of the acclaimed UAE poet; and the gallery spaces hold permanent and temporary exhibitions of works by women artists.
The construction of the fort was ordered by Sheikh Rashid in 1939. Naif Fort is located in the main commercial district in Deira. The fort was built of a clay material called Al Madar, known for its cohesive qualities. It was the first headquarters of Dubai Police and was also used as a prison and stables.
The museum is furnished and rehabilitated to become a camel museum that explains the history and prominence the camels attained in the Arab society, in addition to the various names of camel in the Arabic literature.
The museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai in 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. It also includes several dioramas showing life in the emirate before the advent of oil. In addition to artifacts from recent discoveries as old as 3000 B.C.
Dubai Police Museum
The Dubai Police Museum counts three exhibit halls, as well as documenting anti-drug efforts of the police force, and the force’s prison systems. The museum exhibits old and new photographs, weapons and shaped tools used by Dubai Police Force in the past, a collection of anti-riot devices, handicrafts such as pieces of furniture, boats and sculptures made by prisoners.
Traditional Architecture Museum
This Shindagha courtyard house used to be a residence, a jail and a police station. Today, this is the place to learn how wind towers really work and why there are different dwelling types along the coast, in the mountains and in the desert. Most galleries feature entertaining and informative videos.