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Dubai’s mega Historical District project takes shape - Dotemirates

Dubai’s mega Historical District project takes shape

The mega Dubai Historical District (DHD) project is taking shape in the emirate with the first phase, the Al Shindagha museum, now open.The museum and the wider project is being developed by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority in collaboration with Dubai Municipality and Dubai Tourism.The heritage museum showcases the UAE’s past through exhibitions, organised events, and specialised public-learning programmes.One of the highlights is the Perfume House, which showcases traditional and industrial perfume-making techniques.‘The Dubai Creek: Birth of a City’ is another pavilion of the museum that will showcase artefacts and archival photography charting Dubai’s development from the past to...


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