History Museums in Dubai

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History Museums in Dubai

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  • Sam
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent experience and knowledgeable and one should visit this park in Dubai. Recommended to visit this Quranic Park
    Written 4 July 2024
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  • MattSRob
    Hamburg, Germany268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice small museum that gives a novel overview of the founding of the UAE. It has some good videos and well presented summary of events leading up to the formation of UAE.
    Written 26 June 2024
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  • Neal R
    North Adams, MA74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Al Shindagha Museum, alongside the Dubai Creek, is a very interesting museum about the history and development of this part of Dubai in particular, and the entire Emirate in general. It is easily accessible from the Dubai Metro (Al Ghubaiba Green Line).

    The museum layout can be a bit confusing--multiple buildings with different exhibits--but there are reasonably clear directions and lots of staff available to help.

    Highly recommend visiting this museum to gain a better perspective on how Dubai developed from a pearl-diving city to one of the major destinations in the world.
    Written 25 June 2024
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  • ShropshireReviewer
    Shropshire, UK252 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good little museum, we visited one morning as part of a Dubai City tour we had booked. Quite small, but it provided an inside of how houses were in old Dubai in years gone by. We didn’t spend much time there but worth a visit if you’re passing.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Rosario_it
    Belgium1,767 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The house is very attractive and it has been beatifully restored.
    The architecture is very beautiful and there were particularly beautiful wooden doors and windows.
    Written 10 November 2019
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  • Johnny S
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is a hidden gem! As you might imagine from the name it’s a wonderfully eclectic canter through the history and culture of the region, with exhibitions on pearls, manuscripts, literature and weaponry.
    Perhaps most strikingly, there are also very thoughtful and moving sections on both the Holocaust (some fascinating stories of Muslims helping escaping Jews) and the more recent Abrahamic Accords.
    An uplifting experience!
    Written 22 January 2024
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  • Charlotte D
    20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dubai Creek Heritage Village is a hidden gem nestled amidst the modern skyline of Dubai. Stepping into this cultural oasis feels like traveling back in time to the roots of Emirati heritage. The village offers a captivating glimpse into traditional Emirati life, with beautifully preserved buildings, bustling souks, and authentic cultural experiences. From exploring the historical exhibits to witnessing traditional crafts being practiced, every corner of the village is steeped in history and charm. The waterfront location adds to the ambiance, providing a picturesque backdrop for leisurely strolls along the creek. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, Dubai Creek Heritage Village offers a delightful journey into the rich tapestry of Emirati culture.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Wael A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was so pleased to visit such as a nice museum where showing various types of emirates khanayar which is pure traditional
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • Ally
    Cambridge, UK4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the museum today. On a very hot day the air con was a blessing whilst viewing artefacts. Not a huge museum but interesting and informative, it took us about 45mins. There is a gift shop but we didn't visit.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • jerrold613
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Especially for those who remember the old Trucial States stamps -- issued in large quantities in decades past, a visit to the Philately museum in the Fahidi district is well worthwhile.
    Written 22 December 2022
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