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Dubai Museum

Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3531862
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Ranked #38 of 188 attractions in Dubai
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Having spent half a day in the mall we decided we needed to do something different so went to the museum. It was excellent and really worth the visit. Highly recommend it. It gives a very good history of dubai and the walk down the old street in the 1950s was very well done.

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Blackwood, Gwent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The museum is well worth a visit as it depicts how modern Dubai evolved. There are streets with tableaux of everyday life from children at school to the spice merchant to nomads with their camels.

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Avesta, Sweden
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Dubai Museum is small, but definitely worth visiting. It's very cheap to enter (3 diram/person) as well. Learn about the history of UAE and Dubai, as well as the culture and wild life. One of the most interesting things we did during our week long stay.

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New Delhi, India
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I don’t know if you can call it a Museum… when we think of museum we normally associate it with artifacts and objects of historical and cultural importance of a previous era. But Dubai museum has a very limited collection real historical artifacts. But then Dubai doesn’t have a long history either… Dubai museum is more like a walkthrough of... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This Museum although very small but gives glimpse of old Dubai. How people in those days were living their lives, how they were earning etc. There are statues giving good impression about old Dubai. It takes less than an hour to complete the visit.

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It`s amazing what you can see here for only 3 dirhams! Maybe it`s the best place in Dubai for so less money. The history and culture of the local region and people is presented in a very explicite way.

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Tromso, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

The fort is situatede in the midst of Bur Dubai. 3 Diram entrance and showing how it was before the big change in the 1960s.

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Very interesting museum about the history of Dubaï. I stayed just 1 day in Dubaï, but to me it was a must. So even for short stay, go to this museum !

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a must visit and a very nicely built and very nicely explained. They have very good statues with the surround sounds adding topping to ice cream.. Very nice. All the displays were very explanatory and interactive.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a pretty good museum to get to know Bedouin culture, the displays and the outside area are quite authentic.

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