Understand how Islam has empowered Emiratis to hold fast to their heritage and culture
Islam is the foundation on which Emirati culture is based. It is a source of strength, joy, and unity for the people of Dubai. The faith has shaped society in a way that means the emirate is known for its courtesy, respect, tolerance, and acceptance of others.
The Social Values house at the museum looks at the powerful religious and social messages that have come out of Emirati Islamic heritage, and how they inform the way people raise their families, do business, and interact with the world.
It begins with an orientation experience that offers an insight into the essential principles, elements, and beliefs of Islam – as well as its influence on language, science, the arts, and architecture. You can then take a step back in time to catch a glimpse of how Emiratis from the first half of the 20th Century lived in accordance with the principles of Islam, sharing beliefs and attitudes which they then built into the fabric of everyday life.
Accessible in content to a wide range of visitors, the house offers a rich ‘people perspective’ and caters to all levels of knowledge, interest, and understanding.