Opening Hours
Timing from 10am to 8pm, except on Tuesdays, Last entry 7PM

Mission & Vision


A commitment to education, exploration and celebrating culture all under one roof

The mission of The Shindagha Museum is to be an all-encompassing venue for people interested in Emirati culture and who want to get a deeper understanding of what it entails. It was created to be an informative and enjoyable centre of human interaction and understanding, one that will inspire this generation and those to come. 

To do this, the museum collects, houses, preserves, researches, and interprets Emirati cultural heritage to put together thought-provoking exhibitions and events for UAE residents, expats and visitors alike.

The museum’s aim is to also deliver quality public learning programmes for those who wish to go deeper into the academic and historical side of the subject in a welcoming, supportive, and enriching environment.

When it comes to preservation, this also includes the charming heritage buildings on the DHD site. Meanwhile. the research work of the museum has the goal of ensuring relevance and accuracy in the exhibits and teaching programmes. 

The museum connects Emiratis and international guests with the rich and unique history of the UAE and its people. Its vision is to embrace the past – understanding how it has led to the present, and assessing how it will influence the future. 

The museum also aims to reveal the powerful continuity of Emirati life over generations and how identity is forged through economic challenges and opportunities, societal changes and the influence of outside forces.

As the UAE begins the next chapter of its story and moves towards becoming a global leader in innovation, technology, business, and now even space exploration, the museum acts as an emotional touchstone for Emiratis. It offers them guidance and confirms a belief in their ability as a people to do amazing things. It acts as both a portal to the past and a window on the future.