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Museum of the Poet Al Oqaili
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Museum of the Poet Al Oqaili

Museum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Located at Al Ras area in Deira, the house was built in 1923 and owned by the poet Mubarak bin Hamad bin Mubarak Al Manea Al Oqaili, who moved from Saudi Arabia and lived between 1875 to 1954. He is considered to be one of the famous poets and prominent luminaries of Dubai, in writing Eloquent and Nabataean poetry. The poet Al Oqaili has brought a group of skilled builders from Al Ahsa region in the east of the Arabian Peninsula to build this house. Those builders made both, artistic ornaments and artistic writings, which elevated the aesthetic aspects of the house and granted the house its unique historical value. The house consists of two floors, in which the rooms are distributed around an internal courtyard and was built from coral, stone, plaster, chandal wood, teakwood, fronds and trunks of palm trees as well as the traditional building material sarooj.

Address

Sikka 26A - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Transportation

Bus: 27, C07, C09, C28 (Deira, Old Souq Stop) Metro: Green Line (Al Ras Station)

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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