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Dubai Museum

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Neighbourhood:
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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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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Don't go on Friday

Really nice, I stupidly went on Friday and almost everything was closed, I'm sure it is a 5 but since I didn't see everything I rated it a 4

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Go back in time to Dubai before the shopping malls and skyscrapers. It is set up as diorama's. Sights and sounds of the old harbour, souk, schools etc. 3 dirhams for an adult !!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really nice, I stupidly went on Friday and almost everything was closed, I'm sure it is a 5 but since I didn't see everything I rated it a 4

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was interesting to learn about Dubai and it's heritage. It is only a small museum but quite interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This gives a wealth of information on the short but interesting history of Dubai. This is the perfect backdrop for visiting the city, and allows you to appreciate where it's come from and the culture behind it. Plus it only a few dirham.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this museum. Lovely to see the history of Dubai being explained with such clarity. Made me take a couple of gasps when I realised how Dubai survived and developed. Staff weren't the most friendly of people which was quite a surprise considering the fab welcoming approaches staff elsewhere in Dubai have given us. The female toilets were very unclean... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great part is Al Fahida Fort with its walls and its canons. Tickets are cheap: 3AED snd 1AED children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a pleasant surprise!! After all the commercialism and high rises it was great to get a different view of Dubai and learn something about its history. There was loads to see and lots of interesting information. As a wheelchair- user I was relieved to find to was completely accessible, and a delight to go around. We spent a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting museum showing us how was Dubaï before becoming this crazy city... 🏙🌆 Reconstitution of old scenes. Great time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place to see once the way people used to live, their homes, weapons, etc... Also it shows how Dubai has evolved as FAMOUS tourist destination from nothing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Museum is much more interesting tha it's external look may suggest. Dubai's history is told in detail with many items exposed, reproduced scenes, maps, videos. I really enjoyed it. The ticket is really cheap for what it offers, only 3 dirhams.

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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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