Dubai Museum records over 1 mn visitors in 2013

Dubai, Feb 15 (IANS/WAM) The heart of Dubai’s heritage, Dubai Museum, one of the city’s most visited tourist and cultural attractions, recorded over one million visitors in 2013, a 12 percent increase compared to 2012.

Providing residents and visitors with vivid insights into the history of the emirate, Dubai Museum recorded an impressive 85,000 visitors per month during 2013.

“In just over 40 years, Dubai Museum has become a regional touristic and cultural landmark that combines the Emirate’s rich culture and heritage with state-of-the-art technology to provide visitors with unparalleled insights into the evolution of this dynamic city,” Mohammed Al Aridi, head of heritage in Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, was Saturday quoted as saying.

“As the city focuses on further strengthening its cultural tourism, the Dubai Museum underlines its definitive reputation as a must-visit attraction, drawing in visitors from the world over,” he added.

Dubai Museum is housed within the spectacularly restored Al Fahidi Fort, which was built around 1787 to defend the city.

In 1971, the site was opened to the public as a museum, under the vision of the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, displaying a diverse collection of exhibits that offer fascinating insights into the emirate’s rich history and cultural heritage.

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