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Dubai Museum

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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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14:00 - 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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Dubai Museum

Great museum, very cheap to get in. Make sure you have the correct money as they don't give change (3AED each). They wouldn't take the change as a donation either, so we had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Too small place it is but you will find little history about the Dubai,they charge 3aed per person and yes don't plan to visit his place on fridays.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The artifacts and picture are kept nicely, but the lighing arrangement could be better. Space is to short and in most of the time it is crowded. Entry fee is Dh3. But it is a must visit place in Dubai.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

very fast view of what dubai used to be 30 u ears ago but lovely place to visit went with friends and they loved it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum in the old part of Dubai contains many exhibitions displayed in an interesting way. At dusk thousands of starling fly around the courtyard. If you use the hop on off bus the driver may give you a free ticket for the museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum, very cheap to get in. Make sure you have the correct money as they don't give change (3AED each). They wouldn't take the change as a donation either, so we had to wait until someone had loose coins, so we could have our change. (There were others in the same boat as us!) - anyhow, super little museum.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This The Place WHERE YOU WILL come to know how the ARAB's have made GOLD from THE GOLDEN SAND if you go through it sincerly with interest you will enjoy it more Our BUS guided mis guided us THIS IS NOT WORTH visit BUT he was wrong itb takse 2-3 hours to know ARAB's DECADE wise they have narrated there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting Bur Dubai to see some of the old city and where things began. The museum is well worth a visit and gives you ok quality information/illustrations/exhibits of the different ages and how the region has developed from BC to AD. The entry fee was 3 dirham for over 6 years and 1 for under. For the token... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was riding with the 'Sun City Dubai Tours' when our coaster made a stop at the Dubai museum. The entry ticket was included as part of the tour package. As we stepped out, we were told to come back after half an hour in order to keep up with the schedule. Even though time seemed limited, our group managed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a 9 minute walk from where I'm staying. Nice, clean and cool. Very informative. Easy to locate. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

To get a taste of the evolution of Dubai- well worth visiting Allow an hour to review it at a steady pace The basement is where most of the exhibits are

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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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