Life By The Coast
Join us on this extraordinary voyage to discover Emirati heritage, where the past and present intertwine, creating vibrant traditions of Dubai's coastal culture.
Discover how the coast shaped life in Dubai through our weekend programs designed for the family and young children. Learn more about the lives of fishermen, pearl divers, traders and sailors as well as how the sea influenced life on land at the hestoric Al Shindagha neighbourhoud and continues to do so today.
Immerse yourself in the rich maritime heritage that still thrives in the modern-day! Mark your calendar every last weekend of the month and join us at Al Shindagha Museum to explore the fascinating cultural journey of Dubai's coastal life.
Boat MakingBuild a traditional Emirati boat and learn about the rich history of boat making in the UAE's culture Visitor CenterEvery weekend:10:00am – 7:00pm
Family TrailsJoin us every weekend for a fun family activity. Pick up your family trail booklet from the Dubai Creek - Birth of a City House, Perfume House and Emerging City HouseDubai Creek – Birth of a CityPerfume HouseEmerging City HouseEvery weekend:10:00am – 7:00 pm
Jewellery Making (Make & Take Family Workshop)Learn how to design your own jewellery, inspired by traditional pieces, and make your own to take home.Traditional Jewellery House
Every weekend:4:00pm - 6:00pm
Boat Tinkering ChallengeUsing traditional materials in boat making,young children and adult participants will experiment by creating a cargo vessel that can hold the maximum amount of pearls or coins.The owner of the boat with the highest buoyancy (float time) recorded will win a family museum entry ticket (2 adults + 2 children). Speak to our Cultural Guide to participate.Culture of the SeaSeptember 23 & 24:4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Traditional Rope Making DemonstrationJoin the live demonstration with one of the skilled artisans who craft important components of the boat. Understand the techniques behind them as they share their expertise, revealing the intricate details of traditional rope made of palm tree fibres Culture of the SeaSeptember 23 & 24:4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Daily Guided ToursBook your special interactive tours in one of our Houses. Speak to our Cultural Guide for assistance.All HousesDaily:10:00am – 7:00pm
*This activity requires prior booking, to register email Booking.AlShindagha@dubaiculture.ae