The pictures in this section aim to illustrate something of the history of the Gulf countries and their lifestyle, especially through the earliest photographic images. The geographical sequence starts with the Gulf of Oman and begins from the time of the earliest illustrations made by visitors from the West. The range of subject matter extends to architecture, social life, markets and maritime activities, and political life. The images, mainly photographic, include also handwritten material and engravings from both wood and copper. Most of those to whom we are indebted for their records came from Europe and included political representatives, Doctors, adventurous travelers, journalists and professional photographers.
The notes above relating to the Gulf Countries apply equally to the exhibits in this Hall that portray the local area before the establishment of the United Arab Emirates. They include rare photographs from the early twentieth century.The collection includes images ranging from the early 19th to the mid-20th century, as well as some rare manuscripts and books on the history of the UAE.
Also display some of heritage object, which is been used in the past like daggers, sword and rifles which is showing lifestyle in the Gulf.