First Prophet museum for tourism in Dubai

The booming Muslim Gulf emirate of Dubai announced Tuesday it will build the world's first museum dedicated to the life of the Prophet Mohammed(PBUH).

First Prophet museum for tourism in Dubai

Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum, has authorised construction of the museum to examine the legacy and message of the Prophet, state media reported.

"The project aims to shed light on the life and legacy of the holy Prophet and the divine message he lived for, thus introducing the message of eternal love and peace Islam gave the entire mankind," the official WAM news agency said.

The museum will also inform visitors on the history and practices of Islam, including the Hajj pilgrimage.

Cosmopolitan Dubai is home to over 150 nationalities.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi, another member of the oil-rich, seven-member UAE federation, are both positioning themselves as global cultural centres.

Dubai runs a successful international film festival, while Abu Dhabi has agreed to pay 400 million euros to France to create the "desert Louvre", borrowing artworks from the Paris museum for extended periods.

Agencies

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