Archaeological sights in Dubai
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This is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the UAE, but there’s so little left to see that it’s really only of interest to folks with more than a passing interest in the remote past. With origins in the 6th century AD, the settlement was once a caravan stop on a route linking Iraq and Oman and is interesting in that it spans the pre-Islamic and Islamic eras. Pottery, tools, coins and other items unearthed here are displayed at Dubai Museum and the Heritage Village.
Use the knowledge you’ve gained at Al-Ain National Museum to make better sense of the remains in the nicely landscaped Hili Archaeological Park. Dating back to the Bronze Age (about 4000 years), these include foundations of a tower and mud-brick buildings as well as the restored circular Grand Tomb with its decorative carvings.