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Dubai Museum

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Address: Al Fahidi Street | Al Fahidi Fort, 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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We enjoyed a nice day discovering the Emirates story, lot of informations are interesting. the museum is a must to visit if you want to know the history. it is clean and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a nice day discovering the Emirates story, lot of informations are interesting. the museum is a must to visit if you want to know the history. it is clean and organized. I recommend it, you will love it.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing museum, full of information and excellent displays. Definitely recommend this place if you enjoy learning about history and culture. After the museum, cross the creek via the abra to the souks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Anyone visiting Dubai should visit this place. Really a must see for first time visitors. The place is well maintained.

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Corinth, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I think this museum is time well spent. It only cost 3 dirham to enter and there us a lot to see. I was remided of the East Texas Oil Museum while looking at the scenes that show the lives of early UAE settlers.

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Madrid
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The museum sits unassumingly on an open and sunny 'square', the entrance giving one much sought-after shade. The entrance fee, a mere 3 AED (less than 1 Euro/1USD), no doubt serves to entice everyone to visit, locals in particular. The displays are simple but informative, and the lay out of the underground galleries keep adults and children alike entertained. A... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went to the museum as part of the tour of the old city, but would have liked to spend a lot more time there than allowed on the tour.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This museum show the rich cultural heritage and history of Dubai. Displays are nicely done with a proper description given in such a way that anyone can easily understand it.

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Irvington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went here on our Dubai Private tour. This Museum is amazing to me definitely a great way to learn about the history of Dubai. The amazing part is that the museum is underground which caught me off guard. Just a must stop while in Dubai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

From the outside the museum looks small and tired. But inside its the opposite. Its very comprehensive showing the full logged history of Dubai and Sheikh Mohammed. Interesting even though you may be a history vacuum. There is a lot to Dubai one does not know. For instance the first people to inhabit Dubai was over 3,000 years ago. Yes.... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Although i have been in Dubai in the past and have visited the museum already, the improvements to it are exceptional. it gives a proper insight in the town, in a manner which is also easily understood by our children. fantastic and definitely worth the visit.

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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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