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Dubai Museum

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Neighbourhood:
The Creek
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 3 other guides
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Address: 34 St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 4 353 1862
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14:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Fri 14:00 - 20:30
Sat - Thu 08:30 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

This museum uses life-size dioramas to depict everyday Dubai life in the...

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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It is a very price convenient place.The Big Bus tour will give you free entry so that will make it nice.Nice place to see how culture evolved and some old pots and tools are... read more

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is one of the oldest original buildings in the city. Upstairs you can see around the old fort - towers, walls, rooms, courtyard, cannons etc. Then you go downstairs to the museum/ exhibition space, which would be very interesting if it weren't so badly lit. Really gloomy, so hard to see the exhibits & read the info. Finally, by... More 

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Aurangabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

the best place visit Dubai to know love towards there culture. don't miss to go in underground area bring camera its a short visit

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a taxi here but since we bought the Big Bus Tour, we get the free admission ticket from this tour counter. Nothing much inside. Only a couple of historical photographs, display figures... We took about 20mins & we are already out waiting for next Big Bus. Waste my time & taxi fare.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure you have a trip with a guide to get the information you want. There is very little possibility to read all the signs posted because of the large groups.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a very price convenient place.The Big Bus tour will give you free entry so that will make it nice.Nice place to see how culture evolved and some old pots and tools are displayed there.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well this is a place which will explain you the history of Dubai and their people's. Great place for history lovers but nothing for advanture and entertainment lover people's. Place is not free you have to buy tickets first.

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you do not visit Dubai Museum, you have missed something very important in Dubai. Once you see this museum you will come to know the cultural background of Dubai and its past. It makes you to think and compare about new modern day Dubai and the old dubai. The old adage perfectly fits in 'where there is will there... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a small and can be crowded museum but worth it to see a bit of history. Laid out in a good flow and air conditioned for the majority of it. Learned a lot and developed a respect for the area.

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If ur coming to dubai plzzzz must visit this place when ur seeing out side museum nothing but when u enter wow amazing so guys pls must be visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting and well laid out small museum that gives you a good insight into Dubai's history. Be warned though that this is a popular destination on coach tours, so can get very crowded at certain times.

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Staying in The Creek

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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 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.
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