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Dubai ruler says $163m Union Museum project to open on Dec 2

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announces completion of museum to celebrate the signing of the treaty to establish the UAE

Dubai ruler says $163m Union Museum project to open on Dec 2

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced that construction work on a new $163 million museum has been completed and will open in December. 

The Union Museum, which will include a new 123-metre flag pole to replace the existing one, will feature a number of exhibitions, eight of which will be permanent.

The museum in Jumeirah is dedicated to exhibiting the story of the nation’s development from pre-union throughout the entire time span of unity.

In a series of tweets, Sheikh Mohammed said the museum opening would coincide with the UAE's National Day celebrations on December 2.

He also invited people to share any documents or images and memories related to the union with the museum.

In June, the advisory board behind the museum in Dubai to celebrate the signing of the treaty to establish the UAE federation in 1971, approved its interior design and permanent collections.

The entrance of the new pavilion is designed in the shape of a manuscript with seven columns that simulate the pen used to sign the declaration.

The project also includes restoring the Union House to its original state and rebuilding the Ministry House at its original location. The building will be dedicated for state visitors.

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