Last week we had an informative & interesting tour of Etihad Museum. The day was eventful and thrilling as we kept moving inside & around the Museum we got more insights of the nation’s history.
Our tour started with traditional Emirati refreshments like Dates, Arabic Qehwa , fresh juices and hot Louqmat.
The Museum is so captivating with an artistic façade, and full of historical context. The structure is in the shape of manuscript inspired by the Unification Agreement with the seven leaning columns which represent the pens that signed the declaration of the constitution in 1971.
Right after the reception area assigned for ticket sales & brochure distribution, a gigantic sculpture stands tall depicting the preamble of UAE constitution. On the other side huge stadiums arise along with the stairway leading to the restaurant on the upper floor.
The sight from the height is majestic, it embraces the letters of the country and its shining history through wide glass window.
Inside the Museum, there are introduction screens on the elegant wooden sides of the corridor display informational messaging about the itinerary of the journey. From images of the Museum to briefing about the founding leaders of the Union.
A dynamic 21st century Museum, Etihad Museum is focused in inspiring its visitors with story of founding of UAE. The 25,000 m2 landmark is befittingly located at the very place where the UAE was founded in 1971. Through a unique visitor journey, the various pavilions house experience-driven exhibitions, interactive programmes and education initiatives that explore the chronology of events that culminated in the unification of the Emirates in 1971, with the key emphasis on the periods between 1968 to 1974. The programmes alao aims to educate visitors about the nation’s constitution in particular the rights, privileges and responsibilities that it bestows upon the people of UAE.
Our trip ended up with a lavish lunch at the Seven Sands restaurant, I have an earlier experience of Seven Sands JBR branch, I still remember my previous experience of the palatable Emirati food , spread of dishes and warm hospitality . Here also we had great tasting traditional dishes.
We started with hot & Cold mezzes like Hummus, Tabouleh, crispy hot Sambosas.
In main course we had Aishu Lahm … Emirati version of a very delicious rich lamb Biryani garnished with nuts. The taste was extremely good.
And next was the Aubergine Parcels another delicious item from their menu. Egg plant was wrapped around cheese and served on a bed of bulgur . Accompaniments were tomato sauce and yogurt.
I would highly recommend to try this dessert which we had here, Date Pudding, the perfect combination of date paste and cake combined to make a heavenly dessert.