What is wonderful about mankind and what is often forgotten, is that we exist in diversity. We exist in a world with a multitude of religions, ethnicities, languages, cultures and traditions. These distinctions aside, we are often distinguished on the basis of our interests and as a result, no one person is like another. Society is filled with readers, writers, motor enthusiasts and so on.
While for some, collecting coins, or books, or stamps is a daily delight that provides one with a pleasant respite from the hum drum world, for others, collecting art work and antiques are high on their list of priorities. Possibly one of the more expensive hobbies i.e. collecting of antiques can also be one of the more prudent avenues of investment for an antique is among the few commodities that accrue value as it ages. In addition, it provides one with an insight into history that is difficult to achieve without.
For an enthusiastic collector of antiques, therefore, the Antique Museum found in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is a gem that is guaranteed to thrill. The museum suffers from a strange identity for it is not actually a museum but a shop. Or is it truly so? The Antique Museum can be termed a special kind of shop and is home to antiques and handicrafts.
Found in the Tourist Club area, this one of a kind museum exhibits Chinese teapots, Turkish ceramics, Moroccan tagines and embroidery from India. The premises employs nearly four thousand people across the world that painstakingly create the crafts, sculptures and paintings that are sought after by tourists.
The management of the Museum has set up over twenty similar outlets across the globe. While their largest outlet is in Dubai, those residing in Abu Dhabi beach hotels can visit the Antique Museum in the Emirate which is also being groomed to be the largest collection of antiques and handicrafts in the entire United Arab Emirates. When it comes to finding an Abu Dhabi resort in the area, only one hotel can be recommended with absolute confidence and that is the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Free Spirit. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.