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Dubai Museum

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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
+971 4 353 1862
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 October 2004

WE visited the fort museum in July. The temp was 40oC outside and very humid. With only two days stop-over we decided to see as much as we could. The museum looked very small from the outside, and the heat was unbearable. But once in,...More

58  Thank carmp5
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 September 2011

I'm a bit amazed by the positive comments on here - the museum is tiny, dull, though luckily cheap. I was in an out in 5 minutes. For most people who have travelled much, this doesn't offer much off interest. The only genuinely interesting thing...More

5  Thank samb1981
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very crowded and dark. The exhibits are interesting to see. I would not take small children because of the crowds.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wish we had More tiMe here. I found it fascinating learning about the history of the UAE and desert living. This is worth taking the tiMe to see. For the whole faMily.

Thank theworldischanging
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum was included in my Big Bus Tour ticket. It took about 20 minutes to go through and was not exceptional with a few exhibits that were interesting.

Thank dang9973
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It tells you about the hisyory of UAE. so informatibe and rich in hertiage. Talks about how the city has develop while maintaining its culture.

Thank shrutis1989
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very informative and well thought out museum. We got a much better understanding of the culture and was worth the visit.

Thank tietzkaren
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dubai wasn't always about skyscrapers and luxury and this is a very good place to get insight. From the outside, it looks like a fort and it has some wooden boats and a hut displaying a typical dwelling in the olden days. Then you go...More

Thank Ladykyat
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did not have this on my to-do list, but when we were full and couldn’t eat any more on the food tour, our guide recommended it. Initially on the first level it didn’t look very interesting. Then we stepped below to the lower levels...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decided to see the museum as it was only 3AED and although it was small, it showed the heritage of Dubai and is worth a visit - close to the boats and markets as well

Thank korym39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re looking for an activity which is both cheap and insightful into what Dubai was like before the skyscrapers then this is a great place to come. With it based in “old Dubai”, you’re only around the corner from the gold and spice souks...More

Thank tombrevitt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At 3 Dirham ( 1 USD ) it would almost be the cheapest attraction in Dubai. Fort Fahidi is located above the museum and can easily be seen in 5 minutes. The museum is underground and has displays of Dubai through the decades, different trade...More

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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