Jumeirah site a ‘serai’ on way from Oman to China

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 10 January 2020: The archeological site discovered in 1969 in Jumeirah, belongs to the Abbasid era in the 9th century, when the settlement served as a caravan stop along a trading route connecting Iraq and Oman to India and China.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited the Jumeirah Archaeological Site yesterday.

He started his visit at the museum that presents collections of ancient artifacts like pottery, coins, and tools. Emirati archaeologist at Dubai Municipality Mehra Saif Al Mansouri briefed Sheikh Mohammed and his accompanying delegation about the collections.

Sheikh Mohammed also toured the 80,000 square meter site and visited the ancient homes, rest houses, mosque and other public facilities.

Sheikh Mohammed said, “We are exploring the past to discover and preserve such treasures and to revive our memory and remember the great history and our values. Such history can help triggering and nourish the capabilities of the new generations and motivate them to explore new horizons.”

Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Etihad Museum Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, CEO of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation Jamal Bin Huwaireb, Dawood Al Hajeri, Director General of Dubai Municipality Dawood Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Protocol Department Khalifa Saeed Suleiman and General Director of Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing Helal Saeed Al Marri.

Dubai Gazette