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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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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 353 1862
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting but unless you have time to kill, I would give it a miss, crowed with tourists groups almost impossible to move!

Thank amadar
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of artifacts but it was too cramped to see everything. Lots of information with the exhibit but too many people around to stop and read. Headsets taking about the displays would be fabulous for this museum.

Thank 529gemak
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is definitely worth to visit the museum and get a feeling about the old Dubai and it’s history. The exhibition shows scenes of the old times and displays explain the history. Fair to say that it is a bit too dark inside to read...More

Thank Anja B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting presentation of Dubai history. Lifelike figures in period settings depicting the history of Dubai . Great for kids and adults.

Thank Rkturtles
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our visit was on a Friday afternoon when the museum opened at 2:30 pm. Apparently, the late opening resulted in a flood of tourists descending on the museum when it opened, and this distracted from the historical exhibits in the museum. The exhibits we saw...More

Thank Fay M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great value for money, good, interesting exhibits to learn about the history of Dubai. Well put together and interactive - kept everyone engaged.

Thank Merri A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good place to see history of Emirates. Interesting exposition and very cheap ticket. Good for kids, too.

Thank Baba J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walk through to see life in Dubai and how people earned their living - selling spices, tailors, potters etc History of how the city grew from humble beginnings to the amazing Phoenix style rise from the desert

Thank Netty1313
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had seen a few poor reviews but as the Diving and Heritage Center was closed for redevelopment (and will be for months I'd say) thought I would give it a try. Iwas really impressed. Would highly recommend

Thank David M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was nice to have an overview of what the old Dubai looked like. And the clip on the process of getting pearls is amazing. I'm glad that they are able to preserve their culture. It only cost 3 AED and I think 1 AED...More

Thank Tomi10
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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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.
Selven C
27 March 2017|
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Response from Tomi10 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it at the museum, it only cost 3AED. The queue is usually not long so you are fine.