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Women’s Museum – shaping the future of a country

About Women’s Museum

Any country which respects women becomes 10 times richer than any other country. It’s the women who are the power of a country or a place. In shaping the future of a country, Women have always played an important role and in honour to share their powerful stories, the Women’s Museum in Dubai was constructed. The museum paints a distinctive picture of Emirati ladies and commends a large number of their accomplishments.

Womens Museum exterior
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Who founded the Women’s Museum?

Dr Rania Obaid Ghubash founded the Women’s Museum. An Emirati woman herself, Dr Ghubash grew up on the shores of Dubai Creek. Her mother taught her to value the history and culture of her home country, and this love permeates in the museum. It is far from a clinical look at the past, but instead, a loving tribute to a precious lineage of strong Emirati women.

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Highlights

The museum makes an exceptional canvas of Emirati ladies and praises a great deal of their accomplishments. The Women’s Museum devoted to the ladies of the UAE is a national chronicle and documentation focus. It likewise focuses on all parts of their lives with the recorded social impacts as well. It has formed their rationality, their status in the public eye, and their place in the family. 

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The Um Al Duwais Perfume and Gift Shop is also present at The Women’s Museum. The visitors can purchase high-quality, traditional Arabian fragrances and oils at The Um Al Duwais Perfume and Gift Shop making it a souvenir to savour. Furthermore, the museum also has its own café. The Banat Bu Ghanem Café is actually a public space, linking the museum to the surrounding Deira community. Visitors can also purchase artisanal crafts, artwork and jewellery.

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Location

The Women’s Museum is located at Al Sabkha, Gold Souq, Deira – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.

Timings

The museum is open from 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM.

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How long does it take to see the Women’s Museum?

A tour of the Women’s Museum will take approximately 60 – 90 minutes. There are a lot of interesting artefacts on display, but the space itself is not very large so there is not a lot of walking to do from one exhibit to the next.

Womens Museum
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Entry fee

The approximate price is AED 20.

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Women’s Museum is a cultural initiative in the Arab World and the Gulf Region. A space to celebrate, where people can meet and appreciate the lives and achievements of the women of the UAE. The UAE works to respect and honour its female citizens. The Women’s Museum is just one way that it does so. It truly is a hidden gem of the city and one of our most frequent recommendations for visitors looking to head somewhere ‘off-the-beaten-track’.

We hope you get a chance to visit and learn about the amazing contributions women have made to the UAE. Check some of the best Dubai holiday packages and book your trip now with Pickyourtrail or leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options. Install the best travel app from Playstore and IOS, a 24/7 App to guide you throughout your vacation.

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