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Dubai Museum

34 St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 1862
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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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  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
34 St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 353 1862
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had ample time to admire and the city's heritage. We stayed in a hotel nearby and we manage to around by ourselves. The city insights is really fascinating, displays of Arab houses and gallery collections are few of the many things to see. Visit...More

Thank eomjie22
Reviewed 3 days ago

Every trip through Dubai, we visit the old Fort and museum. Well worth the small fee, and very close to the silk sellers stores. Each time something new to learn, and wonder at. This time a couple - she was teaching the art of embroidering...More

Thank HvonHagen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Entry was 3 dirham, very cheap entertainment in Dubai. You enter through the Al Fahidi fort. The grounds include canon and balls, and several types of sea vessels. There are three buildings to visit in the grounds - two with displays of weapons and instruments,...More

Thank Susanne_Bellamy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum was interesting, it gave you the insight into life in Dubai, the roles men and women play, and the days and nights spent in the dessert

Thank Shaz W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved this museum, you can get there know a lot of things about past in an interesting way. They have a small house like in desert. There are video stories and many intersting things which were taking my attention.

Thank Līva Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Museum is affordable, easily accessible, very informative and it is a true reflection of the past. It makes one marvel at the development that has occurred in Dubai. Will truly recommend this Museum, a trip to Dubai is not complete without a stop here.

Thank Ngcebo M
Reviewed 5 days ago

All to often we miss the local culture but this place is a must and I found the visit to be truly enlightening.

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting. Great gift shops. Very affordable. Just when you think you're leaving, a hallway leads you downstairs for more to see.

Thank lbohlen
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Dubai for 4 nites and 3 days after a hot, 2-weeks Iran visit. Dubai in September is hot and humid. I am came to Dubai to see the incredible development of a small country (former Trucial State of the British Empire; so...More

Thank Donald D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is deceptively large as most of the exhibit space is underground. Show lots of the Dubai prior to the current opulent era. View and judge for yourself.

Thank yellowpixels
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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22 August 2017|
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Response from Sangeetha M | Reviewed this property |
It takes around 1 hour or more to see around..Depends on ur interest in the place....
22 August 2017|
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Response from wgalicaya | Reviewed this property |
yes there are a lot of resto nearby. there's also a convenience store or if you prefer fine dining, there is also a resto nearby. you will likely spent an hour for this or less.
Selven C
27 March 2017|
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Response from Harrison-Platton | Reviewed this property |
Buy it at the entrance.