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Dubai Museum

Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3531862
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Ranked #42 of 205 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a must do thing before you embarked on your city tour. The museum will explain the rise of Dubai from the early 1930's. Do the museum tour first as it will give you better understanding of the history of Dubai before you enjoy the modern skyscraper tour.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The museum may not be the biggest, but it is well worth a visit, you will get a real insight into the old Dubai and Arab life and culture, then step out side and look around at modern Dubai and you will realise just how far they have come in such a very short period of time.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very cheap to enter and lots to see inside. Great place to see the history of Dubai and keep out of the sun - highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Walking into the entrance there was just nothing to see. We actually started walking slower and slower to make the 3 dirham adventure last longer. Then there is a sign to the galleries...much more than we expected, was a real treat.

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dubai
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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I always under –estimated Dubai Museum, never was keen to visit, even the ticket price is too cheap. When I was in college one of the assignments were to visit and write an assay about it and that how I was forced to go there. From outside it looks small and simple and boring, but once I stepped in, I... More

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Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The entrance fee for this museum is very cheap. From the outside, the museum looks small, tiny and old. The walls are made of clay that looks ancient. However, the museum is large on the inside with underground walkways. It explained Muslim culture to the T using exhibitions displays and even to modernize digital display. Definitely worth a visit. Don't... More

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The entrance to the museum is very cheap, only 3 dirhams or so. Good to see the history of Dubai and how fast it developed.

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Irvine, California USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There is not a lot of history in Dubai. So this museum is just the right size and in the perfect historical building (with thankfully lots of air conditioned galleries below) to give you an overview of the people and history of Dubai with many easy to absorb dioramas. As others have mentioned, the entrance fee is very small. But... More

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This museum shows the difficult life of local up to petrodollars have arrived. We can divide the museum into two parts: the outside, where the fortress and the old houses are, and the underground interior where a modern and interactive exhibition is now in display. Should be visited because of gave us an insight into the evolution of this emirate... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I recommend spending an hour at the museum. Most of the Museum is underground in air conditioning and interactive.

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