The next day we got up around 6AM to catch breakfast. Our friend Jessica arrived late the night before so essentially it was her first day in Dubai. We had an amazing buffet with delicacies from around the world. We then headed to the Dubai Museum, for a heritage tour.
The Dubai Museum is the oldest existing building in Dubai and was the perfect introduction to the city. The museum took us on a journey of Dubai from its humble Bedouin beginnings to the global giant it is today. Life size figures epitomizing the culture of Dubai and its people from their faith in Islam to their education and means of trade, made up a large majority of the exhibits. It was interesting to learn that Dubai only started industrializing in the 1950’s/60’s and have attained more in less than a century than most countries would ever dream of.
After the museum, we explored the surrounding neighborhood of Burj Dubai. We visited a souq where the clerk made me try on a belly dancing costume for fun and purchased a few souvenirs after negotiating of course.