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Khalifah Museum: Showcasing rich Eastern culture

"متحف الخليفة" يعكس الحياة القديمة في المنطقة الشرقية

01 SEP 2020


Source: Abeer Al-Amoudi

Public and private museums around the Kingdom continue to satisfy the curiosity of visitors looking to learn about Saudi culture. Those interested in Eastern Province heritage should consider a visit to the private Khalifa Museum which is licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and features an impressive collection of locally-sourced coffee pots known as dallahs.

Tribute to Eastern culture

The museum is located in owner Hussein Ali Al-Khalifah’s residence, covering an area of 200 square meters. Visitors wandering through will be dazzled by the large collection of historic treasures and heritage pieces that reflect ancient daily lives in the Eastern Province, including the Hasawi dallahs.  

Al-Khalifah was keen to develop an impressive cultural institution by classifying his large collection of heritage pieces accordingly and exhibiting them through clear and attractive displays.



The owner also established a small market inside the museum, with each shop assigned a specific craft and supplied with the appropriate tools and machines. He also allocated halls for each particular collection, such as one for weapons displaying ancient swords, rifles, daggers, and spears. There are other halls displaying coffee-making equipment, cooking utensils, agricultural implements, women's clothing and jewelry and educational tools.

photos: @alkhalifamuseum