Saruq Al-Hadid is an archaeological site in the desert of Dubai was discovered in 2002 and dates back to more than five thousand years. The site was discovered by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, while on a helicopter hovering over the area, as he noticed that the sand dunes were darker in colours than their surroundings.
Dubai Municipality looked to develop a new museum dedicated to showcasing the finds and mysteries of Saruq Al-Hadid within a traditional Emirati building in the Historic Shindagha district.
The museum opened to the public in June 2016, the culmination of an intense 5-month process, and will be the first in a cultural district due to house upwards of 40 individual museums that focus on Emirati heritage, history and contemporary culture.
Saruq Al-Hadid Museum gives visitors an exciting opportunity to explore the finds from the excavations at Saruq Al-Hadid, understand the latest theories and discover the stories behind the beautiful and intriguing artefacts.
The museum displays thousands of golden, bronze and iron pieces, discovered at the Saruq Al Hadid archaeological site in the Rub Al Khali desert, south of the emirate of Dubai. The museum also features fossil remains of animals and fish, in addition to ancient clay pots.
Your tour begins with an immersive experience. This 3D cinematic room transports you to the edge of the desert and makes you feel like you are there at the amazing excavation site. Along the journey of discovery, you will find dynamic videos projected on the walls, and even interactive screens to engage with. Try putting together the skeleton of a dinosaur in a digital puzzle. Considering the security, and cutting-edge technology used to envision this experience, it is surprising to know that this museum was completed in a record 4 months.
Date:27 July – 31 December 2019
Category: Family , Experiences , Community
Venue: Shindaga District
Telephone: +971 4 3539090
Ticket price: Individual: AED 20
Children 7 – 12 years: AED 10
Adults over 60: free
Children up to 6 years: free
Museum opening hours are: 8am-8pm – Saturday to Thursday/ 4pm-8pm – Friday