HISTORY MATTERS !!
The Museum was opened to public on 7th January Protected content . It chronicles the era before the country’s founding, the agreement signing and subsequent declaration of the Union in Protected content . The museum also provides insight and understanding of the UAE constitution and the rights and responsibilities of Emirati citizens. The building design was inspired by the shape of a manuscript, with seven columns symbolising the pens used to sign the Union agreement. As part of the museum initiative, the original Union House where leaders signed the treaty establishing the country was restored, and the famous flagpole at the end of 2nd of December Street was replaced with a slightly taller 123m pole. The museum complex covers 2.5 hectares.
There is a coffee shop & bakery at the upstairs of the museum. we will meet there at 5:40 pm and wait for others to join. At 6:00 pm we will enter. Museum will close at 8pm and it takes apporx 1-1.5 hour to see whole Museum. Tickets are rated at Aed 25 for adults. If we enter in a group 10 person and above it will be Aed 20
Tickets are priced as below:
Adults 25 years and over (25Aed)
Students 5 to 24 years (10Aed)
Group 10 persons and above (20Aed) per person
Free for children below 5 years & for individuals with disabilities.
What to Expect:
Pavilion One: Will show a documentary film about the history of the UAE.
Pavilion Two: Will house a panoramic interactive map highlighting the era before the formation of the federation.
Pavilion Three: An interactive timeline that demonstrates key historical events before the union.
Pavilion Four: A visual showcase of the meeting between the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Pavilion Five: An interactive guide to the formation of the union.
Pavilion Six: An homage to the important moments and challenges confronted the founding fathers before Protected content .
Pavilion Seven: This will be dedicated to the UAE Constitution and will include the actual declaration itself.
Pavilion Eight: The final pavilion will be an open gallery celebrating the new born nation.
Free parking is available at the basement. Nearest Metro would be Jafliya Station, you will have to catch a taxi from there.