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Dubai Museum

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This museum uses life-size dioramas to depict everyday Dubai life in the days before the discovery of oil. Galleries recreate scenes from the Creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms and desert and marine life.
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Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Souk Al Kabir
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visit the Dubai Museum and encounter colourful dioramas and enlightening historic exhibits. Housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, this is the oldest existing building in the city, and is a must-visit for a taste of old Dubai. Built in 1787, this fort was once a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kawishreza
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went as part of the half day city tour. The museum is awesome, showing the older lifestyle of dubai, before oil was discovered. The old houses, boats, trading centers are depicted using live sized models. There are videos to show the same. It has...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did this as stop apart of our Dubai city tour. There are a lot of artifacts and displays explaining the Dubai history. Once you go underground it is a little dark so turn your flash on your camera on. It's also not a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank parisjbaby
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dubai is a great testament to $ power building biggest/tallest etc, but there isn't a lot of history. This Museum has some and is worth a visit to get a feel of old Dubai. Spend an hour, gets busy but nice.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to visit here as part fo a combined visit to the Dubai Creek and it was a nice surprise, the fort is the oldest surviving building in Dubai and the museum which is underneath it a nice surprise containing a lot of interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very positively surprised by the museum whilst you got underground. The first part is not impressive, but ones the story is told....yes, very interesting

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 11Kenzo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

OMG... it was so beautiful. So real.... the art work was amazing.... the videos to display real life work. It's so far the best on my List. Kudos Guys.... I'd sure take my kids there

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank agbanih
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located in an old fortress,entrance fee is just 3diram,located not far from Dubai creek. Features some full size replicas of traditional boats plus a mockup of living quarters in previous eras.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited last year since tickets are cheap. It showcases how Dubai became what it is today. Everyone can learn the rich culture and diversity of Dubai.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kevin_boom19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn't say there's something extraordinary in the museum that you should visit but Dubai dosnt have a lot of museums give it a visit if you have the extra time. . IG: Falcons Of Food Street

Date of experience: January 2019
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Tiyo P
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Response from PBPG | Reviewed this property |
Is this a question or a review? Yes went underground, 75% of the museum is there..
14 March 2018|
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Yes very safe, Dubai is one of the safest city’s I have been in.
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I was in a group of five men, all from the USA, who just walked around and explored the exhibits in the Museum. It took us about an hour to cover all the floors and display rooms. All the exhibits are very clearly labelled... More