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Dubai Museum

Al Fahidi 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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  • Average17%
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Probably the oldest place in Dubai, it’s also the cheapest at 3 Dirhams,it’s very busy with lots of tourists the old historical fort has been well combined with modern Dubai history and technology

Thank qs786
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a good 40 mins of your time when in Burr Dubai area. Costs just 2AED to get in & tells the interesting story of Dubai and it’s peoples.

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When usually I have guest in the city I make sure I take them first to Dubai museum as I can give them a complete story of Dubai history.

Thank myouha
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Anyone going to Dubai should visit this museum, it will give you information on the origins, way of life and development of this city.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a morning visiting the museum, it was very informative of the area and how it has changed during the years.

Thank Beccy R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have to say I enjoyed this museum! I really like how they took care of this old fortress and the artifacts. They also have a special section in the museum where you winder through big dioramas where you can see how was Dubai before...More

Thank Matei1
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice museum, but dubai didnt spend much on its own national museum, they prefer infrastructure nice marvelous city over its history. Still it is worth to visit.

Thank ilyasahmadov
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Compact museum contained within an historic Fort. Many of the exhibits take the form of mock ups designed to help you understand the history and development of the emirate and people. It cheap to get in and takes around one hour to pass through. Combining...More

Thank David D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really interesting and informative look at ancient Dubai when it was just Bedouins and desert. Interesting homes and way of life and pearl fishing, and stone jewellery.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First the parking is very hard , it took me almost half an hour then i had to park very far away, the place is more like an exhibition than a museum as most of the thing is either duplicated thing or through LCD screens...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
...More
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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
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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....
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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.
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