Dubai Tour From Your Home
Now that we are all staying home to stay safe, this is how you can tour Dubai from the comfort of your own home. See details below.
Dubai has been the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub. Dubai Tourism offers virtual tours of some of Dubai’s best art showcases, museums, theatre experiences and online workshops to immerse yourself in while you are indoors. You can start your virtual journey from Dubai Museum, housed in the oldest building in the city, to Al Fahidi Historial District. Then check out Al Naif Museum and The Third Line art gallery in Al Quoz.
This includes sounds and scents of pre-modern UAE and discovering how Dubai became the vibran hub of various nationalities across the globe.
Al Fahidi Historical District:
Visitors can check out various art and cultural activities in this district as they roam around this district.
Al Naif Museum:
An old fort was built out of clay here. Al Naif Museum was once serving as the headquarters of the Dubai Police Force, and the base of Dubai’s very first police station. It was built in 1939 and provides fascinating insights into how the city’s justice system and its journey into modernism.
The Third Line Art Gallery in Al Quoz:
This represents and supports contemporary Middle Eastern art on a local, regional and global level, is giving art lovers their fix through online virtual tours of its gallery. Virtual visitors can sign up with Art Basel to view the online viewing rooms.
The UAE’s independent cinema Akil has launched a new service to bring great movies into your homes. It has partnered with on-demand streaming platform Mubi to provide a catalogue of films to watch for free for the next 90 days. Each month there will be 20 independent movies streaming. You will also be able to temporarily download the films on your mobile device. You can check out the service on Mubi's website.
Brand Dubai, the creative arm of government body Dubai Media Office, has launched a series of regular online workshops. All of the workshops will be posted to the Brand Dubai Instagram page so you can follow along and get creative at home. On Monday April 6, Amna from Tepingitoo will show you Creative Character Design at 3pm. While on Wednesday April 8, prolific henna artist Azra will demonstrate Henna as a Work of Art.
Your favourite Broadway and West End shows such as Phantom of The Opera, Cats and several Shakespeare classics such as Hamlet and including 300 other plays, musicals and ballet shows can be accessed on Broadway HD. Check it out on their website.
Partnering up with leading theatre and performing arts companies worldwide, Digital Theatre is another streaming service that offers over 100 productions for you to watch by subscribing to a monthly account or renting individual shows. They have recently added The Crucible with Richard Armitage at The Old Vic.
Staying home is essential at this time to flatten the curve. So is social distancing. There are many healthy activities that you can take a part in as you stay at home. You can rediscover many classics as mentioned above, watch Broadway shows online and learn various things thank to the wonderful world of the internet.