Fujairah Museum

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Fujairah): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Fujairah Fort

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Fujairah Museum and 3 km from Fujairah Airport, Fujairah Museum is an archaeology and local history museum located in Fujairah City, United Arab Emirates. Located just south of Fujairah Fort, it is one of the most important museums in the United Arab Emirates and among the must include places in Fujairah Tour Packages.

The Fujairah Museum houses a unique collection of archaeological exhibits that tell the history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates. It showcases an excellent collection of artifacts, dating from the early Bronze Age, that were unearthed during archaeological excavations at Qidfa and Bithnah. Exhibits include Bronze and Iron Age weaponry, painted pottery, carved soapstone vessels, and pre-Islamic silver coins.

The Museum houses three halls. The first hall displayed the occupations known to the region such as agriculture, fishing, and trade, as well as the traditional occupations such as weaving and pottery. The second hall is for Heritage and includes weapons, costumes, and utensils used by the people in the past. Om Fateela, Al Roomeya and an ancient rifle that was known as Khedewi made in 1916 are some of the weapons on display. Inside the hall is also a model of the popular old house made of palm leaves.

The halls of antiquities include numerous artifacts that were discovered in multiple locations, including pots made of steatite or chlorite in addition to brass findings and a set of mugs and cups of various shapes and uses. The museum has a precious possession in the form of a bowl that was discovered at Qidfa. It dates back to 2,200 years and is made from the egg of an ostrich. There is also a good ethnography section, with displays of traditional Emirati daily life and craftwork.

Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM

Entry: AED.5 for Adults & AED. 1 for Children