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Dubai Museum

Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 1862
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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
The Creek
+971 4 353 1862
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is one of the major attractions in dubai which must visit to know about Dubai’s History Visit by taxi, personal driver or by tourist agency as No parking available

Thank binredha
Reviewed 2 days ago

History well presented. Unfotunately the video presentation wasn't working. Some texts were hard to read due to darkness.

Thank Aa_Finn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Dubai Museum was interesting. We went briefly because the Concierge suggested we get dropped off there as a good starting point to visit The Creek area. It seriously cost almost nothing to get in and it is much bigger than it looks on the...More

Thank angean
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are in Dubai make sure you visit the museum. It provides an interesting and informative playback of Dubai’s relatively short history and huge acceleration as a nation over recent decades. A steal at only 3 AED to enter also...

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is located close to the old section of Dubai. It is a great place to get an understanding of how quickly Dubai has changed and how it was before modern times. The entrance fee is very small.

Thank Jamban28
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Presenting the growth of Dubai and replicas of a soukh and a traditional home. Multimedia show out of order. Spent 30 min. Easy to combine with the other sights near the Creek.

Thank Nubus
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the museum included on a trip and were pleased we went as you get a real insight into the old dubai. An hour is all it takes to walk around but its far bigger than it looks from the outside.

Thank Dianna W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went here as part of a Dubai city tour and it was actually impressive in some areas and not so much in others. The second, newer part of the museum has a decent amount of history and nice displays. It was the most interesting...More

Thank Jasmine N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really interesting. Very cheap. Big display underground so more than it looks. Fascinating pictures of when Dubai was just desert.

Thank LateGappers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The manner in which history has been preserved at the museum is commendable. The audio and visual effects are almost real. One can just walk in for the tour without a guide although a guided tour would have been nice. The entry is fee AED20...More

Thank Halally
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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Hsiu-Hsiang Y
16 January 2018|
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Response from shibliab | Reviewed this property |
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
22 August 2017|
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Response from Sangeetha M | Reviewed this property |
It takes around 1 hour or more to see around..Depends on ur interest in the place....
22 August 2017|
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Response from wgalicaya | Reviewed this property |
yes there are a lot of resto nearby. there's also a convenience store or if you prefer fine dining, there is also a resto nearby. you will likely spent an hour for this or less.