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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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  • Poor3%
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Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 353 1862
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Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed my visit to Dubai Museum on a hot summer day. This museum is located in the old part of the city. You can learn a lot about the history and traditions of this emirate. I would only recommend to avoid visiting it...More

Thank Ola T
Reviewed yesterday

A really good place to visit to get the history and life of those who lived in Dubai when it was just desert.

Thank Scorpionwebb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When u see it from outside it looks like u can go through it in 5 minutes. We were pleasantly surprised how much we could see and spent about 2 hours there. My kids 5 and 9 years old were amazed by everything. A good...More

Thank KimThornton1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

no place is complete without a history. Dubai has reach history. to learn in but she'll this small scale museum is superb. I specially enjoyed the pearling history. how those divers used to go down with a nose pin and bring the treasure from the...More

Thank Raihan K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It first takes you through an olden day dwelling place. It shows the musical instruments, arms and other things used by people in olden days. Beautiful depiction of people engaged in different vocations are seen. J Ganesh

Thank Ganesh J
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were amazed at how much there was to see. The dioramas are kind of hokey, but still fun to explore, and we did learn much about the city's history. It isn't all new money and oil.

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This interesting museum is good to know how Dubai was many years ago until today and to know how the people live in the desert.

Thank massimoswitz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting but unless you have time to kill, I would give it a miss, crowed with tourists groups almost impossible to move!

Thank amadar
Reviewed 5 days ago

A clear 1 hour into the museum gives the entire history of Dubai, their culture, trade, and progress. Must see attraction.

Thank Velvet444
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of artifacts but it was too cramped to see everything. Lots of information with the exhibit but too many people around to stop and read. Headsets taking about the displays would be fabulous for this museum.

Thank 529gemak
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 Tomi10 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it at the museum, it only cost 3AED. The queue is usually not long so you are fine.