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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We entered the museum without any expectations at all. And at the beginning we was a little disappointed because the outside area was very limited. But I’m Dubai you often get surprised, because it was huge below the fortress. There was a lot to look...More

Thank Allan J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To get there you should take a taxi as parking is limited. The fort is the oldest Defence building in Dubai built in the mid 19th century. It was the home of the Almaktoum family until the late 19th century The ruling family in Dubai...More

Thank 909gt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

With the super modern creative architectural bonanza going on in the UAE, I was expecting some unique design for the museum. I was surprised to discover that the museum was housed in what is believed to be the oldest building in Dubai! It is located...More

Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

History Heritage Culture Stories of YAE in the museum Pearl diving Pottery making All described Artifacts and great stories to look out for

Thank Simran V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was disappointed- a lot of it is set in the dark - far too dark to see much. Gift shop at end of the walk. Very cheap entrance fee

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Need to add more artifacts and make it more big. Still loved the art and nice gallery. Good for everyone

Thank jenniferboadu278
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice museum but found it a bit dusty and not very well maintained. The main exhibits are downstairs. The dioramas depicting the bedouin life that existed in UAE before oil was discovered was very interesting. The entrance fee of 3 AED is the most reasonable.

Thank JKM06
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum explains through objects, notices and guides how Dubai has become a metropolis over the past 40 years. It is amazing how it has grown and become what it is today.

Thank Nicnac31
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great museum with lots of art work and old things to see. You can see history of Dubai through that. Good for family and kids

Thank sarilmv007
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nothing spectacular but it gives you some nice context for Dubai. This was included in our ticket for the city bus tour.

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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
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Tiyo P
15 March 2018|
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Response from PBPG | Reviewed this property |
Is this a question or a review? Yes went underground, 75% of the museum is there..
14 March 2018|
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Response from Markispurs | Reviewed this property |
Yes very safe, Dubai is one of the safest city’s I have been in.
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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