Benefitting 11,304 students from 94 schools
· comprising tours of Etihad Museum Al Shindagha Museum, Coins Museum, Dubai Museum, Poet Al Oqaili Museum, and Naif Museum
With the closure of the academic year in the UAE, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority celebrates the successful integration of its museums into the remote-learning curriculum that benefited over 11,304 students from 298 tours conducted with students of over 94 public and private schools.
The tours provided the younger generation with an enriching opportunity to virtually explore the heritage and culture of Dubai via the latest technologies, including interactive walkthrough tours of museums and full-angle panoramic images.
The virtual tours were hosted by cultural guides through a digital meeting platform and the Dubai 360 website, an online platform that offers panoramic video and photographic content of several sites of interest across the city.
Etihad Museum was privileged to have the Minister of Education, H.E. Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi join a virtual guided tour alongside students from Khalifa City A School in Abu Dhabi.
He emphasised that the Ministry of Education is keen on continuing the virtual activities that link students with their past, present, and future.
His Excellency said: “This virtual journey constituted a valuable opportunity for our students to learn more about their past before the foundation period and beyond through a sequence of events. It also sheds light on the future-forward vision of the UAE leadership through stories of the union as seen by the eyes of the leaders of the country, reflecting the Emirates’ human heritage.
He stated that this vibrant, modern, authentic museum presents a unique opportunity for visitors and students to get acquainted with the history of the UAE. He also pointed out that Etihad Museum helps acquaint visitors with the UAE constitution, as well as with its laws, values, and principles, and contains valuable features that tell the story of the Emirates and immortalises its national symbols that made it the country it is today.
The tours, which started with Etihad Museum in April, were extended to cover all the museums managed by the Authority, including Al Shindagha Museum, Coins Museum, Dubai Museum, Poet Al Oqaili Museum, and Naif Museum.