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Coins Museum

Museum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Coins Museum is located in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood near the Ruler's Divan in Bur Dubai and has been converted into a Museum for Coins in 2004, consisting of two floors, and built of coral, stone, plaster, chandal wood, leaves and trunks of palm trees and teakwood.

The museum visitors will have the chance to discover coins belonging to different historical eras. The museum is equipped with special display cabinets and magnifying screens for each coin as well as touch screens with electronic drop-down lists containing detailed information on each coin, in regards to its shape, size, metal, method and date of minting, words written on it, and the images and shapes it contains. The museum also includes eight main display rooms; the first room displays information about the history of coins, the second room displays 16 coins of Arab-Sasanian Dirhams that were used in the age of the Rashidun Caliphate and Umayyad Caliphate, the third room has 64 Dinars and Dirhams that were used in the Umayyad Caliphate, the fourth room displays 115 pieces of Dinars and Dirhams that were used in the Abbasid Caliphate, the fifth room includes 45 pieces of coins minted in Egypt, the Levant and Turkey, the sixth room displays 91 pieces of coins minted in Iraq and the Islamic Orient region, the seventh room contains 22 pieces of coins minted in North Africa and Andalusia, and finally the eighth room contains 102 coins minted in the Arabian Peninsula and the United Arab Emirates.

Address

Dubai Heritage Village, Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Transportation

Bus: C07 (Fahidi, Roundabout Stop) Metro: Green Line (Al Fahidi Station)

Phone Number

+971 4 392 0093

Working Hours

From Sunday to Thursday, from 8:00 until 14:00. On Friday and Saturday, the museum is closed Ramadan timings: From Sunday to Thursday, from 9:00 until 13:30. On Friday and Saturday, the museum is closed

Fee

Free of charge

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