This museum which opened in 1980, houses the private collection of the Rajab family. Priceless and huge, the collection includes books, jewelry, metal work, ceramics, manuscripts and more. The pottery section comprises more than 2000 items, and includes pieces ranging from the pre-Islamic times to the early 20th century. In the books section, you will find the newly published ones; these are all on sale. Glimpse into the history of textiles of the Arab world; check out the beautiful embroideries, weaves and costumes from various regions including Afghanistan, Palestine, Iran and Uzbek. The glittering jewelry section includes silver and gold ornaments from China, Thailand, Ethiopia and some other countries. The museum also displays rich and valuable manuscripts from different periods and places. The Dar El-Eid Exhibition Hall hosts lectures, book launches and exhibitions. For guided tours, call in advance.
Attractions & Landmarks, Other, Arts & Museums