Saruq Al Hadid Archeology Museum
Saruq Al Hadid
Saruq Al Hadid
Housed in a historic building in the Shindagha Heritage District of Dubai, the museum tells the story of one of the most exciting and mysterious archaeological sites yet discovered in the Emirate.
The museum uses state-of-the-art technology to explore Saruq Al-Hadid – ‘the Way of Iron’ – a remote desert site that was a centre for metalworking some three thousand years ago.
This is the first time the objects from Saruq Al-Hadid have been on public display in a museum, offering a fascinating insight into the skill and accomplishments of the people who worked at this Iron Age ‘factory’.
Saruq Al-Hadid is set in a spectacular desert landscape in southern Dubai, on the northern edge of the great Rub al-Khali desert.
The Site of Saruq Al-Hadid
The ancient world
The museum offers a range of activities and experiences, with something for every age and level of interest. While exploring the unresolved questions of the site, the galleries will simultaneously address the science and theories behind artefact discoveries and the chronology of the site.
Beautiful and dramatic object displays show off some of the many thousands of artefacts that have been found at Saruq Al-Hadid. These objects have changed our understanding of the history of Dubai.
Children have their own gallery trail which keeps them involved and encourages them to explore each room in turn. The trail makes life easier for parents with energetic youngsters.
The museum offers a range of activities and experiences, with something for every age and level of interest. Children have their own gallery trail which keeps them involved and encourages them to explore each room in turn.
If you’re interested in finding out more, there is a range of publications for you to read through that provide a lot more insight. Our brochure, flyer, interactive table card and more can be found by clicking on any of the links to the right.
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SaruqAl-Hadid Archaeology Museum is fully accessible for disabled visitors.
The museum is located in the Shindagha district, which contains a number of important historic buildings, museums, and cultural centres. It is also close to the Fahidi area and Dubai Museum, as well as the bustling Spice and Gold suqs of Deira and the Textile suq of Bur Dubai
Children are invited to take part in a trail through the museum, for which activity sheets are provided. Children will also especially enjoy the Laboratory, which features interactive tasks, as well as the Dig! area where they can excavate their own artefacts.
The site is off-limits to the general public, in order to preserve it for further research.
Information about the ongoing excavations is available here on the website. Recently excavated objects are also exhibited in a changing display in the museum.