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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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Good taste of the UAE's history and Culture.

A good time pass when Ur a travelling a new place. I got to see so many places and learn so much about their culture. This museum is located in the All.Fahidi fort which was built... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hyderabad, India
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Mumbai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didnt find it that interesting. U could utilise it to visit another attraction.... There is not much to see at the museum...

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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most of the exhibits reminded me of ones I have seen in small town museums. Some of the figures were kind of scary when illuminated by a flash. The presentation of the history was done well. We loved the pearl diving exhibit. Parking was difficult to find, but when we found some the museum, nearby souks and water taxis were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Dubai museum is accessible for only 5 DHS. The museum gives visitors a taste of the local Emirati culture from the traditional clothing, weapons, activities, to the animals or creatures that are found in the desert.

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

its small but interested if possible stop by and see the artifacts and the Arab way of life in the oldeer days

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good time pass when Ur a travelling a new place. I got to see so many places and learn so much about their culture. This museum is located in the All.Fahidi fort which was built in 1787 and it is the oldest &still existing monuments in Dubai. The museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai itself. This museum shows... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

30 mins is enough to see this museum which is too short compared to other museums that can entice visitors to spend all day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After visit infia baazar went Dubai Museum with family saw dubai culture oldest dubai how dubai develope

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Rajkot, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth seeing, if you are interested in architecture and kin to know about history of the place you visit.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I guess we have been spoilt by other museums globally . Ok visit but expected more to be honest. If on a tight schedule I would skip this infavour of other options

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Its my second time here but i still find it too dark and eerie... i know it depicted quite well how the new dubai was developed but maybe make it more interesting for younger crowd.

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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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