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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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Reviewed today via mobile

Very nice place to survey old local culture. Exhebition underground was impressive and admission fee was only 4 dirhams. Reserve enough time to read all dispalys to get more out of this place. If you are interested how things where some time ago in Dubai,...More

Thank MikoS137
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a must do activity. I enjoyed learning about the history of Dubai. The displays were great.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So I like my history and was pleasantly surprised by the ridiculously low entry price. Even more surprised when I was waived through free on account of being in a wheelchair. One small part was not accessible in my chair due to the steep ramp...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Entrance fee is 3DHS. Dubai Museum is the main museum in Dubai. It is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai. This place is full of tourists. This museum uses life-size dioramas to depict everyday...More

Thank Mohamed Ricshan A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting to learn about the beginning and history of Dubai. 3 UED entrence free. There was more to see than expected. Nice and simple museum.

Thank Larpes
Reviewed 4 days ago

Dubai Museum is situated in Al Fahidi Fort at the south of Dubai Creek, at the Al Souk Al Kabir area close to the Ruler's Court. Al Fahidi Fort was built back in 1787. Later on, this fort turned into an arsenal, then used as...More

Thank Vladimir M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best for children they charge 60 drahams for children and 80 for adullt use careem or Uber to reach there from Your hotel

Thank NITESH1976
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum was only 3 UAD (less than $1 US). It was not only most interesting and informative, it was incredibly well done. Among other things, there were various rooms/areas depicting various scenes from everyday life (shops, family home, etc.) that were amazingly life-like, the...More

Thank Mona M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cheap entry fee, helpful staff and a very interesting story about the history of Dubai. A must for and Dubai visit.

Thank Angus S
Reviewed 5 days ago

When I first took a look at the fort on top. I didn't think there was much to it. The museum is located below ground. A great overview of the history of the area including life size displays of how they lived and worked. For...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