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Dubai Museum

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Spent several hours learning about Dubai history, culture and development. Ideally placed to spend the morning then take an abbra (water taxi) across to the Souks. It was only 3AED per adult entry (approx 75p!) This is old Dubai, so less shiny metal and glass...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely suggest going to the Dubai museum during your first trip to Dubai. Great information that you can take in during a short period of time.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dubai museum is a nice place to visit to know about the history and culture of Dubai. The way people lived their houses and occupation of pearl evolution to modern day Dubai development The entire activity takes about half an hour

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Dubai Museum located at Al Fahidi Fort, is known to be the oldest existing building in Dubai. You will come to witness the general portrayals of the culture of the Emirates which was famous during the 1800s. The local antiquities and handicrafts from different...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely museum in the old quarter of the Dubai city. There you could see the life in old Dubai. Worth the visit if you want to see something more than the modern buildings and artificial creations and provocative expenditure. Scenes of the life many...More

Thank Dimitris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gives glimpse about the earliest Dubai civilization. How earlier people stayed in harsh desert conditions & the later development of modern Dubai. The entry fee is only 3 Dirhams. It starts from upper floor & then has to descend to ground floor, Near the exist,...More

Thank Vasudev68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just another typical museum to understand the local in the past. If u are interested. Entry is just about S$1.30 per person.

Thank fengww
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful very informative and great insight into the history of the UAE Loved the displays and the gift shop.

Thank 801georginah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps the cheapest activity you'll do while in Dubai. Only 3 Dirhams! This museum mainly presents the history of the Bedouin culture, the semi-nomadic traditional lifestyle of Arabia.

Thank Plattonian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique place showing Dubai inception from 1950 onwards , trading activities and how they converted dessert into heaven on Earth by the grace of Almighty Allah/God........by growing trees , vegetables and fruits farms...... A must visit to experience a culture knowledge an fully air-conditioned...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.
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