Dubai Culture celebrates the International Day of Museums


The Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai (Dubai Culture) celebrates the International Day of Museums, which falls on May 18 of each year, and which this year focuses on the future of museums “to recover and re-imagine”, and its museums receive visitors free of charge; This is an affirmation of the importance of museums as important cultural edifices that connect members of society with their rich history and authentic heritage, consolidating their connection with the ancient past of the state, and entrenching the inherent values ​​and traditions in them.
The world celebrates the International Day of Museums every year. Because museums have an important mission, as they are important scientific centers; They contribute to the spread of knowledge, science, and the definition of human heritage in all fields, which is reflected in the development and prosperity of societies; In terms of civilized development and enlightenment of minds.

Mona Faisal Al Gurg, Acting Director of Museums Department and Executive Director of the Culture and Heritage Sector at Dubai Culture stressed the importance of celebrating the International Day of Museums in order to strengthen the relationship between the museum and society, and raise awareness among its members about the importance of museums as pioneering cultural and educational destinations.

Al Gurg noted the commitment of Dubai Culture to the continuous development of the emirate’s museums and upgrading the visitors’ experiences in them by providing quality services and following the best specialized international practices, and developing various programs aimed at establishing the status of museums as vital centers for the Emirati community and global audiences for the exchange of knowledge and cultural dialogue. She emphasized that the authority’s initiative to open museum doors to the public free of charge on the International Day of Museums provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy unique tours that provide them with extensive knowledge to interact with the details of heritage and its rich components.

Dubai Culture celebrates Dubai’s rich heritage treasures and its ancient past and is committed to preserving, protecting and transmitting it across generations. It provides everyone with access to its wonderful vocabulary. It also seeks, by celebrating the emirate’s rich cultural heritage, to reinforce Dubai’s position as a center for intellectual meeting of various cultures in the region.


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