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Dubai Museum

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The Creek
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 3 other guides
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Address: Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 4 353 1862
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Today
08:30 - 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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A lot to see

On the ground it looks small, but there's much more to see in the underground level. Plenty of sceneries with the old Arabic culture so you can see how they lived before the oil... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

we went here as part of our Dubai city tour. You need around 30 min to check this out. They have put some old cultural stuff, paitings here at this. The third part is the best where they have actually created scenarios of how people used to live here. Well built but nothing very special about the whole place.

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum shows Dubai history, however it is on the smaller side. It is still recommended to learn a bit more about the start of this great city. During the weekends, this museum tends to be over crowded.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Dubai Museum has a few interesting exhibits about the early days of Dubai with a few replica boats from its founding days. It can get very crowed, especially with tour groups. Figure 30 minutes tops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On the ground it looks small, but there's much more to see in the underground level. Plenty of sceneries with the old Arabic culture so you can see how they lived before the oil was found. Very informative for just 3AED per person.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is one of the few old buildings in Dubai. It gives a snapshot of the Emirates history but could do with updating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice museum that's well done! The indoor underground portion of the museum was very informative and laid out a thorough visual explanation of the history of the city.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dubai museum its a must place to visit ! It's give timeline of how dubai before the time of glamorous and high rise building If you bring your own car bear in mind with parking space it's very hard to find there ! I think they should update their showcase!

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a good look at the exhibits inside and outside. Rich in culture with well thought out cellars displaying local and ancient activities connected with Dubai culture.Very reasonably priced ,3 AED only per ticket.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying in Arabian Courtyard hotel opposite to Dubai Museum. Beautiful well managed museum depicting history of Dubai. Main museum is underground. Lighting should improve. It show old culture in Dubai. Al Fahidi fort is in same complex. Opens from 8.30AM to 8.30PM daily Entry ticket is AED 3 . There is a souvenir shop & washrooms facility at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Too small place it is but you will find little history about the Dubai,they charge 3aed per person and yes don't plan to visit his place on fridays.

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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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