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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
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8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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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A little bit of history...

We visited the museum on our trip to Dubai,wanted to get as much as possible in our short stay.Great experience on the history on country....

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The museum has a surprise below ground with a great display and information on bedouin, Dubai and UAE history. It is amazing the change in Dubai in the last50-60 years. We spent about 1 hour here but we could easily take 1.5 to 2 hours. All for 3 dirham each. Excellent value.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum on our trip to Dubai,wanted to get as much as possible in our short stay.Great experience on the history on country....

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It was a nice stop on a tour that I was own but it was not a must see for me. I could have skipped it. A lot of pictures and sculptures showing clothes ect

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

the museum is very educational and unexpectedly rich and informative. The exhibits are very well designed, with sound, figure movements and graphics. I liked it a lot.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum. The traditional way of life in the past was beautifully and creatively depicted in a series of lifelike vignettes. There was also an excellent film describing the rapid transformation of Dubai since the 1960s. We came away with a much better understanding of the past and present Dubai. I strongly recommend that you visit this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

this again is a master piece very informative and well kept. been here several times.still its nice to be here.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

At first sight Dubai Museum seems to be simply an old (if well preserved) fort in a bustling part of old Dubai but the most interesting parts of the museum are underground. There is a very interesting reconstruction of shops and part of a shipyard along with some archaeological exhibits which, along with the fort itself make a visit to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

An amazing museum showing all one needs to know about the past and the development of Dubai. Excellent value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

To know what it was. To know how it all started. To know how Dubai began it's journey - it is a must for you to visit the Dubai Museum. Every bit of history is preserved. The huts people lived in, to the different types of dhows, to the weapons and the animals used. What is even more fascinating is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Part of a day tour around Old Dubai. Set in a small fort type building and housing boats, old house example and a historical walk through, this museum gives Dubai that certain history it deserves even though the city is young in comparison. Worth a visit especially if part of a tour taking in the Souks, water-taxi, Creek etc.

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Additional Information about Dubai Museum

Address: Al Fahidi Street | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 04-3531862
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

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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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