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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%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 353 1862
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Reviewed yesterday

The Dubai Museum would deceive visitors from the outside due to its size, but there are numerous segments of the Emirati history such as pearl diving, fishing, and the independence. Parking might be a challenge but there are a number of parking lots around the...More

Thank Zayd A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Dubai museum is located in Bur Dubai close to Meena Bazaar. The entry fee is minimum and you have a great time experiencing the culture and heritage. On display are the tools & techniques of fishing, pearl diving, attire worn during early periods, pearls,...More

Thank flamboyant55
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the Dubai Museum. It is a life time experience which i will treasure and will visit again.

Thank _jackeeaminata
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely Old Fort that looks really small when you go in but actually goes on and on. It gives a really good insight into Dubai history. It’s incredibly cheap to visit - less than £1 per person. There is also a lovely...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like city walks or if you are interested in the history of Dubai this is right place to visit. It is located in the historic fort not far away from the Silk souq. From here you can take boat to Dubai Creek to...More

Thank Tomas M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to understand the history of Dubai and get a flavour of the lives and activities of the people over the last several thousand years - this is the place. It's set in the Al Fadini fort (restored). They've made an effort, but...More

Thank DiverHP
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as part of the Big Bus Tour (free entry) and were disappointed at first by the surface displays, but when we went underground found lots to educate and inform.

Thank NeilandVicki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is co-located with the Al-Fahidi fort, so I was rather disappointed that the museum made little or no mention about the significance of the fort. The museum presents a very brief and superficial coverage of the history and culture of Dubai. If that’s all...More

Thank Flymehigh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Dubai museum with friends,entry ticket is cheap only 3aed,this museum will give you the brief ideas of ancient Arab history.this place good for history lover.

Thank syed21
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for a "change" from the glitz and bustle of the shopping malls and skyscrapers. It was a nice experience but there isn't much to see. I liked the fact that it had wax sculptures of Old "Dubaian" life style.

Thank theomaniguy
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.