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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.
This is an interesting overview of the history and culture of Dubai and the UAE. While some of the exhibits have poor lighting so that reading the signs is challenging, it is a good exhibit that is worthy of visitors making a visit to.
You should visit this museum in dubai to learn about the history of dubai. This takes hardly 1 hour to finish this but this shows comparison of past and present of dubai. There are different photographs artifacts and models showing their lifestyle food culture habits...More
Definitely a must-see in Dubai. You learn a lot and it’s also not boring at all! They did a great job with this museum, especially if you look at the price (3 AED = les than 1 euro)
We spend about an hour in here.
Dubai is more than the magnificent modern city and emirate we all know. The museum is a mix of fixed and interactive displays that show the development of Dubai over a relatively short period of time. From fishing village to mega city. I loved the...More
Museum is consisted with a former-fort area, and exhibition buildings. Inside the main building, there are a lot of settings to show how people used to be living in Dubai until a few decade ago? Which amazed me how fast this area has changed recently......More
The historic building is home to a wide variety of life size dioramas that depict Emirati life from a bygone era. View the traditional scenes of Arab households,souks and mosques. Well worth the money spent.
This museum has been set up really well with many full sized scenes set up with life like figurines. It shows the history so well but is mostly unair conditioned so go in the cooler mornings. unfortunately the disabled toilet needs maintenance. staff were very...More
Visit was part of our tour. The museum gives you a good insight on the culture of UAE. Went in September and it was a little warm in there. I was told must places keep the air really cold but this was not the case....More
And the blast is how the fishermen and oyster/ pearl finders found oil & made a fortune out of it. It’s all a vision clubbed with a dream to progress to this extent.
The museum displays the past, present & future . It’s indeed scary...More
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.
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
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 and the explanations easy to read and understand. We did not ask for any guide but I saw tour groups who might not be fluent in English (Arabic or eastern European) accompanied by tour guides/chaperones. All the others in my team (who were of different age groups) walked around on our own and did not feel lost at all without a guide or interpreter. We never asked about the availability of a guide.