This Is What A School In Dubai Looked Like In The Early Days

Going back in time

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Dubai has many local and international schools.

Many of them boast huge campuses and great facilities for the students, but are you curious to see what a school in Dubai was like years ago? 

This is it...

A little extra information always helps...

The school, located in Al Ras area of Deira, was founded in 1912 by the late Sheikh Ahmed bin Dalmouk who was a prominent pearl merchant. Scientists and scholars from neighbouring Arab countries taught at the school, but classes were held there only until 1958. 

For students studying there, getting to school meant using an abra to cross the Creek

In 1994 it was converted into a historical museum. Visitors can have a tour free of charge from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 7.30pm and from 2.30pm to 7.30pm on Fridays. Learn more here.

Written By

Naina Shahani

Born and brought up in Dubai, Naina is a trained reflexologist who loves gastronomic adventures, genuine people and green tea. When not writing, she splits her time between finding different places to eat at and perfecting her Instagram shots.

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