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Dubai Museum

34 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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  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
34 St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 353 1862
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The family of the Ruler of Dubai use to stay here they say. Its one of the best historic monuments in Dubai. Located very near the Dubai Creek you will be fascinated to take a look on how Dubai became the most visited tourist places...More

Thank Meet A
Reviewed 3 days ago

went here with friends. entrance fee is only 3 aed you will learn a lot about the history of Dubai. I really recommend to visit this place.

Thank dxtchy
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but the exhibits were outdated and quite campy, and looked very cheaply made for a city that spends so much money on indulgence. There were a lot of panels with text to read, but most of the lighting...More

Thank jebskulker
Reviewed 6 days ago

Though Dubai is not so rich of history, they still managed to show how rich it is))) Enjoyed it and bought an amazing hand-made art of work from the museum art shop.Actually spent more time in the shop than in the museum :))))

Thank Mariam H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Only AED 3 to enter. Gives an interesting perspective to Dubai's history. Well presented and well maintained. Only downside is that the aircon did not fully cope with the 40 deg c plus heat.

Thank 49philt
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is the oldest one in dubai. I have benn visiting this place from childhood and till date with all my guest. This museum takes you around the history of dubai. Showcasing you the old houses to old weapons and development. It also shows...More

Thank dhruvmaniar1993
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to know history of Dubai then visit here, its not a very big history to show but still you will know about this world class city in deep and how was it before the decades.

Thank Moiz H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, but amazing museum. The exhibits are phenomenal and give you insight into the history of Dubai. Cheap admission and well worth a visit.

Thank VStuckenberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is good. but since dubai has no serious history so you dont get to see much in the museum.

Thank neeraji2it
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a must that a tourist visits the museum. You get an insight into the rich history and culture. As its fully air-conditioned you don't feel the time go by. You could also enjoy a chilled drink from the vending machines at the exit.

Thank ErangaDe
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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Selven C
I wish to visit the museum in the afternoon. Where can I buy tickets? Thanks.
27 March 2017|
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Response from Harrison-Platton | Reviewed this property |
Buy it at the entrance.
Will the museum be open Sept 12th 2016 . I heard it was a Holiday. Thanks
13 June 2016|
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Response from Ross G | Reviewed this property |
With Eid expected to be between September 11 and 14, you're almost guaranteed it'll be closed for at least one day in that window. Eid, though, is dependant on moon sighting in the next fortnight, which will give 40 days... More
Dear Sir, this will be our first visit to Dubai & we wondered what would be the best method of travelling to the hotel & approximately what would be the cost. We will be checking in around 8.00am. Thanking you for your assistance with this information. Regards P Thomson.
27 November 2015|
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Response from Justin M | Reviewed this property |
Depends where your staying. Taxis are always a good first move this way ur garrentied to get to your hotel. Then from there u have trains, buses, tramps, boats (ab_bra)a brand Taxis. Once u cleared customs and come out, u... More