Housed in a historic building in the Shindagha Heritage District of Dubai, the Saruq Al Hadid Archeology Museum tells the story of one of the most exciting and mysterious archaeological sites in the Emirate.
The museum uses state-of-the-art technology to explore Saruq Al-Hadid – ‘the Way of Iron’ – a remote desert site that was a centre for metalworking some three thousand years ago. Objects from Saruq Al-Hadid have been on public display in a museum, offering a interesting insight into the skill and accomplishments of the people who worked at this Iron Age ‘factory’.
Saruq Al-Hadid is set in a spectacular desert landscape in southern Dubai, on the northern edge of the famous Rub al-Khali desert. Saruq Al-Hadid is one of the largest and most valuable Iron Age sites in the Arabian Peninsula and has become the jewel. Saruq Al-Hadid in the ancient world is the types of objects excavated at Saruq Al-Hadid, prove that the people at this site were in contact with the major cultural centers. The museum is dedicated to the display of artefacts from the Saruq Al-Hadid site, where excavation is still taking place. Exciting visitor experiences has the museum that offers a range of activities and experiences, with something for every age and level of interest. The galleries simultaneously address the science and theories behind artefact discoveries and the chronology of the site. Stunning and dramatic object displays show off some of the many thousands of artefacts that have been found at Saruq Al-Hadid. These objects offer understanding of the history of Dubai. The tour offers children to have their own gallery trail which keeps them involved and encourages them to explore each room in turn. The trail makes life easier for parents with energetic youngsters. The Mysteries of Saruq Al-Hadid shows this theatrical film that introduces visitors to some of the ‘Star Objects’ from Saruq Al-Hadid . Visitors can travel back 3,000 years and discover one of the most significant sites of the Iron Age.
Saruq Al Hadid is an archaeological site, the oldest that was discovered in Dubai till date, and it reveals intriguing details of a mysterious civilisation that existed 4,000 years ago in the Rub Al Khali desert. In the year 2002, the site was discovered by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, while on a helicopter hovering over the area, as he noticed that the sand dunes were darker in colours than their surroundings. A gold ring was discovered that inspired the new Dubai Expo 2020 logo. This museum offers the mysterious route of archaeological discoveries and showcases thrilling treasures of ancient times. Visitors can now take a look at the relics, dramatic displays of gold, bronze and iron and an impressive haul of over 900 objects discovered from the site.
08:00 – 20:00 – Sat to Thurs
16:00 – 20:00 – Fri
Saruq Al Hadid Museum
Shindagha Heritage District
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 353 9090
Photo courtesy: www.dm.gov.ae/en/Discover/HeritagePlaces/Pages/Saruq-Al-Hadid-Archeology-Museum.aspx
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