Crossroads of Civilizations Museum is a private museum, opened in January 2014 and pays homage to Dubai’s history as a trading link between East and West. Crossroads of Civilizations Museum is located in Dubai’s Shindagha Heritage area in Bur Dubai, within the historic building that housed the residence of Sheikh Hasher Al Maktoum. The house represents Arabian architecture in the Nineteenth Century.
The museum keeps custody of historical artefacts belonging to the Sassanians, Abbasids, Greeks, Babylonians, Ubaids and Delmons along with a multitude of other exhibits brought from different geographical regions of the world.
On display you can find hundreds of historic maps, manuscripts, weapons, ceramics, coins and other artefacts from the cultures and civilizations that passed through the region. Highlights include a 7500-year-old bull-shaped Ubaid vase, ancient Greek silver coins and Roman glass vessels.
The collection is owned by Ahmed Obaid Al Mansoori, who spent years collecting the right pieces for the museum. This place hosts historical treasures, the exhibits that are in mint condition with a description giving details of the period, civilization and geographical region they belonged to. They have bronze statues, vases, weapons and carvings from cultures of the past. There’s a spectacular covering of the Holy Kaa’bah made by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, of the Ottoman empire inside.
Saturday to Thursday
08:00 am to 08:00 pm
Entry Fee: AED 30
Location: Al Khaleej Road, Sheikh Hasher AlMaktoum House, Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Phone: +971 4 393 4440