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Dubai Museum

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The Creek
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 3 other guides
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Address: Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 4 353 1862
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08:30 - 20:30
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Fri 14:00 - 20:30
Sat - Thu 08:30 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

This museum uses life-size dioramas to depict everyday Dubai life in the...

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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A piece of history

Great part is Al Fahida Fort with its walls and its canons. Tickets are cheap: 3AED snd 1AED children.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this museum. Lovely to see the history of Dubai being explained with such clarity. Made me take a couple of gasps when I realised how Dubai survived and developed. Staff weren't the most friendly of people which was quite a surprise considering the fab welcoming approaches staff elsewhere in Dubai have given us. The female toilets were very unclean... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great part is Al Fahida Fort with its walls and its canons. Tickets are cheap: 3AED snd 1AED children.

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a pleasant surprise!! After all the commercialism and high rises it was great to get a different view of Dubai and learn something about its history. There was loads to see and lots of interesting information. As a wheelchair- user I was relieved to find to was completely accessible, and a delight to go around. We spent a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting museum showing us how was Dubaï before becoming this crazy city... 🏙🌆 Reconstitution of old scenes. Great time!

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Thank Abraca D
Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to see once the way people used to live, their homes, weapons, etc... Also it shows how Dubai has evolved as FAMOUS tourist destination from nothing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Museum is much more interesting tha it's external look may suggest. Dubai's history is told in detail with many items exposed, reproduced scenes, maps, videos. I really enjoyed it. The ticket is really cheap for what it offers, only 3 dirhams.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When you arrive at the museum you may feel a tad disappointed as it is so small and unassuming...but wait till you get inside! It is FAR larger than it looks and thus is able to reveal so much about what Dubai was and how it has emerged into the place it is now. The displays and exhibits are exciting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The oldest standing structure in Dubai. Should take you around 45-60 min. Nice recreation of the historical times. You should take the boat ride once you visit the museum to get to the souks

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Superb history....Nice place to visit, get to learn more about Dubai....you have to walk in the museum....They displayed day view and night view of Dubai...there trading centers, traditional attires, utensils, weapons...If you love history should definitely visit the place.....

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally I visited the museum when we had visitors over. It was really interesting. Laid out well. Easy access for in and out. Very interesting for the children to see how Dubai has changed in such a short space of time. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Staying in The Creek

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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 air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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