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An interactive initiative launched by Dubai Culture to explore Al Shindagha Museum and Emirati heritage

To familiarise residents and visitors with Dubai’s cultural treasures, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has launched an exploratory experience at Al Shindagha Museum that introduces the world to the emirate’s history and the rich cultural heritage of Dubai.

The new interactive initiative that also coincides with the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai has been launched in partnership with ‘Secret City Trails’ and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai (Dubai Tourism).

Secret City Trails is a Lisbon-based start-up that specialises in designing fun games to inspire people to get out and explore their cities. Through the partnership, they will collaborate with Al Shindagha Museum’s team to create the Dubai Cultural Treasures Discovery Trails.

The new interactive project will have exciting interactive experiences like solve puzzles, answer questions related to the site, and learn about unique stories about the Emirati culture. It will have riddles that take people from one secret place to another as they explore features of the Historical Al Shindagha neighbourhood they may have been accidentally passing by or they had not explored yet.

Talking about the project, Maryam Mudhaffar Ahli, Project Manager at the Museums Department at Dubai Culture, shared, “This initiative comes within the interactive events and activities that we have prepared to enrich the experience of Expo visitors in line with our vision to strengthen Dubai’s position as a global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving hub for talent. Helping the community, to explore and connect with Emirati cultural heritage, and creating engaging interactive learning experiences is vital. Al Shindagha Museum plays an important role in documenting this cultural heritage and is of great significance due to the fact that it is located in Al Shindagha Historical Neighbourhood—one of Dubai’s main historical neighbourhoods.”

The interactive application has fun walking trails that are a safe exploratory activity, and precautions can be maintained at all times. The experiences are easy to access through smartphones, without having to engage with any other device. The experience can either be enjoyed in groups of up to five people or individually.

Cover Image: Emirates News Agency

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