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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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

It was originally part of the original fort so the outside is fascinating. The changes to Dubai in recent years have been astounding, from desert nomad and pearl divers to one of the finest cities in the world.

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Reviewed yesterday

We our suppose to go to Shaek Mohammed Center, however we lost our way and ended up to Dubai museum. Since we are late for the tour we decided to enter Dubai museum instead. Though i'm not so enthusiastic of entering a museum, i actually...More

Thank Jilian07
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Usual museum visit.nothing special.But display of items are good.you can opt img world instead if u r travelling with kids

Thank Sanghamitra S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I had a day in Dubai in 2016 due to missing a flight connection and visited the Dubai Museum on a 1/2 day tour. We ran out of time and said if we ever returned to Dubai, this would be a place...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum will change your understanding of Dubai! It will illustrate graphically and through visuals how Dubai has transformed from a wonderful traditional city of courtyard mud houses and palaces, into a global modern metropolis in our own lifetime over the past four decades!

Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dubai museum is the one of the good museum in uae... you can get more historic details about dubai. It will take almost 2 hours to see the entire museum.

Thank Jithesh P
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the museum by ourselves it was reasonable, excellent informative and true to the history of Dubai. We had time to browses at our leisure, it brought back many memories of my childhood in Dubai. The souks of Dubai in the Museum were as...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Although there is not much to see in this very small indoor & outdoor sections, but for sure it was well organized, & well presented for the visitors. When I compare the content of this small museum with the content of one of the museums...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dubai Museum is a museum which I think is perfect for visitors to Dubai. It offers a fast track course on Dubai’s history. It’s located in the old fortress in the heart of Old Dubai. It takes about an hour to visit, or about 2...More

Thank HJRN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect place to know about the history and culture of Dubai in a unique way. It isn't a conventional museum owing to Dubai's very small history but the presentation is beautiful and innovative. I absolutely loved the fact that the museum floors...More

Thank Shounak P
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Nearby
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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Tiyo P
15 March 2018|
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Response from PBPG | Reviewed this property |
Is this a question or a review? Yes went underground, 75% of the museum is there..
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14 March 2018|
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Response from Markispurs | Reviewed this property |
Yes very safe, Dubai is one of the safest city’s I have been in.
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16 January 2018|
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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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