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Dubai Museum

Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3531862
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Ranked #44 of 202 Attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Toronto
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Highly Recommended! The museum is located in Diera under an old fortress that our guide told us was the oldest structure in Dubai. Most interesting was the history and cultural aspects of the original tribes that eventually merged to form the UAE. The exhibits are well presented and easy to understand. An essential visit to get a good understanding of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Dubai museum is located in Old Dubai. It is certainly good value for the 3 Durham cost (about $1). When you first walk in it doesn't look like much but it is surprisingly large and very well laid out with excellent exhibits. It is a good learning experience as well as being entertaining and respite from the heat. Stop... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I went there and I like it sooooo much As usual it was well organised and worth to go to it Definitely I will be there next visit

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A museum with a difference no need to read a lot of information as exhibits were often models, which made for a fascinating walk around.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Dubai Museum or Fahidi Fort A very cheap cab ride from hotels around the financial or Dubai mall district, the museum is a great relief from the heat (and the shopping) and very cheap entry. 95% of the exhibits are in an underground display, very tastefully done. A great way to spend an hour or more studying the excellent displays... More

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chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Do make sure you go in a sequential way around the courtyard as also the internal rooms which revel in local flavour and a lot of insight into the desert life. It is situated right off the Dubai creek and can be combined in a single visit. A must see when interested in Dubai History.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You'll enjoy the visit to the museum if you bear in mind that it's aimed at exhibiting the culture of the desert people. After all Dubai is a very young city. There are corners laid out to show every aspect of daily life and the wax models are very life-like. The souvenir shopat the end is worth visit too

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Museum is actually found as Fortress of the Al Maktoum family 1787 year.It shows the visitors a realistic ,hard live that citizens had through the centuries.Between 1920-1930 the time of the last Economic crisis,people where starving.And than 1958 was found Oil in Abu Dhabi and 1966 in Dubai.Starts the hugh development of the Emirats.But now concerning Dubai,only 5% is... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Quite small as compared to other museums worldwide. You will be finish in 15 minutes. Tells you the history of the people & some interesting facts.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For 85 cents (Aus) each it's worth a visit. The museum is underground and much bigger than it looks. Quite amazing to see how Dubai has evolved from the beginning and especially the growth from the 60's to now.

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