A Full-Immersion Tour through the History of Dubai
Location: Etihad Museum
Address: 1 Jumeirah St - Al Mina
A look at what the United Arab Emirates were before the Modern Era and how visionary leadership transformed Dubai into the vibrant city it is today. All of this is offered by a virtual tour of the pavilions of the Etihad Museum right from the comfort of home. It’s like flipping through a three-dimensional picture book or a parchment. That parchment, for instance, on which the Constitution was written in 1971 and which inspired the very shape of the museum’s building designed by the Canadian firm of Moriyama & Teshima Architects, right on the spot where the United Arab Emirates were founded. The virtual tour of the museum, conceived of especially for young people and their education, allows visitors to retrace the steps leading to the Nation’s birth with numerous support elements. There are the images and declarations of the Founding Fathers, photos and documents, maps and videos, buts also everyday objects, such as clothing and even watches - a gathering of the many pieces that composed the puzzle that is the history of Emirates.