DUBAI // The site once known as Union House, or Dar Al Etihad, reopens to the public on Saturday as the Etihad Museum, a much bigger and more impressive structure where the story of the birth of the UAE is told.

“The Etihad Museum tells the story of our Founding Fathers and our journey in the UAE,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

Inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammed on December 2, in celebration of the 45th National Day, and visited by rulers from other emirates on that day, the museum is run by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and focuses on the political history and personal stories that led to the unification of the seven emirates.

“Our shared duty towards our country is to contribute to the documentation of this historical milestone, which marks the very beginning of the UAE’s glorious march towards progress. In addition, we should collectively support the effort to showcase historical objects related to the establishment of the Union of the United Arab Emirates,” said Sheikh Mohammed to state news agency Wam… see more