Visit the Etihad Museum An Iconic landmark spread over 25,000sqm,the museum tells the story of the union from the stand point of its founding fathers.
A magnificent new building located in Jumeirah, and discover the UAE's rich heritage. Highlights
- Visit the Etihad Museum and discover the contemporary history of the United Arab Emirates
- Ride the elevator in the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa
- Enjoy 360-degree views of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf
The Etihad Museum is a dynamic 21st century landmark, located at the place the UAE was founded in 1971. The museum focuses on the history of the UAE, with emphasis on the period between 1968 and 1974, telling the story of the nation from the standpoint of the country's leaders. The museum's exhibits include materials and documents related to the founding of the country.
The 25,000 m2 landmark is befittingly located at the very place where the UAE was founded in 1971. Through a unique visitor journey, the various pavilions house experience-driven exhibitions, interactive programmes and education initiatives that explore the chronology of events that culminated in the unification of the Emirates in 1971, with a key emphasis on the period between 1968 and 1974. The programmes also aim to educate visitors about the nation’s constitution, in particular - the rights, privileges and responsibilities that it bestows upon the people of the UAE. Finally, external and internal parking spaces have been provided to facilitate visits to the Museum.
The museum is close to the Union House site, the historic location of the signing of the Union Agreement in 1971, and the flagpole on the Jumeirah Beach Road. The building is in the shape of a manuscript, inspired by the Unification Agreement. Its seven leaning columns represent the pens that signed the constitution. The museum's architecture was also inspired by the colors of the national flag and the identity of the seven Emirates.