The ancient trade map displayed at the temporary museum in Shindagha Heritage Village showcases almost 900 objects discovered from the Saruq Al Hadid archeological site.

Dubai’s trade links date back 4,000 years

Artefacts displayed at Saruq Al Hadid Iron Age museum show Dubai’s links stretching from Egypt to India

Dubai: If you think Dubai became a centre of trade in the region only after the development of the Dubai Creek, you are mistaken. There is now evidence that the emirate had strong trade links with Egypt to the Indian subcontinent even 4000 years ago.

The findings from the Saruq Al Hadid archeological site, which tell the oldest history of Dubai discovered so far, have helped archeologists map the trading links that existed between Dubai and...Read more...