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Dubai Museum

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Address: Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 04-3531862
Today
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sat - Thu 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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well worth a short visit

It is situated in the Al Fahidi Fort, so it has a sense of place, although little is original. There's a 18 century European canon so highly polished it looks unusual! Leaving the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The external appearance of the museum is v interesting. Inside, there are a lot of cultural exhibits, but the ambient lighting is rather dim, making it difficult especially for elderly travelers to see very well.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This Museum is extremely well done, very informative, very cheap and air conditions...well worth a visit. The shop though is a little expensive.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It is situated in the Al Fahidi Fort, so it has a sense of place, although little is original. There's a 18 century European canon so highly polished it looks unusual! Leaving the courtyard you follow cool passages, some have sand underfoot. The displays tend to have exhibits with a video explaining the use plus an information poster, so that... More 

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New Delhi, India
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

=> it is among our one of trip on red bus tour => You will experience a to z of ancient dubai times => how they make food and live almost 50 years back => You may miss this place if you want

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Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Very well presented, informative and fun to go round with scene sets of old Dubai in air- conditioned facilities. And very cheap! Less than £1 to go round! Not far from the historic district either so try to combine with a visit to those old buildings

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Lilongwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

For the first time visitors, come to Dubai Museum to learn how people in Dubai live before and after they found the oil. I am a culture and tradition seeker and I indeed enjoyed the visit. I was particularly interested in the design of the windtower and the way they fished pearls.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We came here on the hottest point of the day so it was quite nice and cool in the under ground galleries. Very low admission fee, and although it isn't a big museum, some bits are quite interesting. It tells you a lot about the history of Dubai, so if you are into that stuff, you definitely need to visit!

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I visited the place using a big bus tour which included a free 3dhs entry ticket. The place has a lot of exhibits but it gets boring as i was all alone. The last section is air conditioned though. I enjoyed more in the last exhibits about tombs and other practices. History of Dubai can be seen in the museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Begin your visit early in the day before the bus loads of tours descend. The museum can be an intimate,experiential exposure to the history, culture and evolution of the city when you have the luxury of a quiet, uncrowded visit. The reconstructed native house with its imaginative natural air conditioning and the dioramas of the craftsmen and inhabitants prior to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This museum is located in the old city fort. it takes someone through Dubai's history. We very much enjoyed this museum. Good shop at the end of the tour.

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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.