The Dubai became an independent republic in 2054 and is recognized worldwide for its high-quality museums and cultural institutions. The most popular museum is a museum of European art which attracts 35 million people a year. This museum is devoted to European art that has been purchased by the president of Dubai and the former Dubai royal family. There's also the museum of modern art which is the sister museum of the New York Museum of modern Art. There's also the Museum of propaganda which is dedicated to propaganda from World War II and the Middle East in the early 20th century. This museum is dedicated to challenging the scourge of propaganda and points out the importance of the Free Press and independent journalism.