The Coins Museum is situated at Al Fahidi historical district, near the court of His Highness the Ruler, and along Al Seef street in the Big Souk (Market) in Bur Dubai and it has been transformed into a Museum for Coins in 2004.
The museum consists of two floors, and built of coral, coins stone, plaster, chandal wood, leaves and trunks of palm trees and teakwood. More than 470 rare coins are embraced between its ancient walls, these are from different historical eras, some are back to the Khalifah Othman bin Affan, while others were used at the time of the prophet Mohammad peace be upon him, and some was dwelled during the Sasanid state.
The Coins Museum is furnished with special presentation cabinets and telescopic screens for individual coin as well as touch screens with electronic drop-down lists including detailed information on each coin, in regards to its shape, size, metal, method and date of minting, words written on it, and the images and shapes it comprehends.
The museum comprises eight main display rooms; the first room Coins displays information about the history of coins, the second room displays 16 pieces of Arab-Sasanian Dirhams that were used in the age of the Rashidun Caliphate and Umayyad Caliphate.
The third room has 64 pieces of Dinars and Dirhams that were used in the Umayyad Caliphate, the fourth room displays 115 pieces of Dinars and Dirhams that were used in the Abbasid Caliphate. The fifth room consist of 45 pieces of coins of Egypt, the Levant and Turkey, the sixth room displays 91 pieces of coins from Iraq and the Islamic Orient region.
The seventh room encompasses 22 pieces of North Africa and Al Andalus money, including coins from Ummayad state, Aghlabid and Zirids. Finally the eighth room has 102 coins minted in the Arabian Peninsula and the United Arab Emirates, including the Rasi, Ziadi, Salihi, Zarei, Rasoli states, as well as other coins currently used in the region.
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 08:00 to 14:00
Location: Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Al Shindagha area, Bur Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 353 9265, Ext: 253/410
Fax: +971 4 703 3517