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Dubai Museum

Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3531862
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Ranked #38 of 189 attractions in Dubai
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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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Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The premises is almost under ground. From out side it looks very small but from inside it is very big. Entry fee is very less. We can see the ancient things in a good manner. Worthful to spend ahour or two.

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting little trip. There are some very informative displays on how Dubai has changed over the last 100 years. The museum is great for children, with life size dioramas, including a Bedouin camp and a souk. It's also air-conditioned, which provides a welcome relief from the heat of the day. Great value for money at only... More

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New Delhi, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We were told by our taxi driver and the people at the hotel that there was nothing much to see in the museum, and so we went in with little to expect. But the museum is actually really well laid-out, ,it's big enough to get a good knowledge of how Dubai has come to be what it now is, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Having spent half a day in the mall we decided we needed to do something different so went to the museum. It was excellent and really worth the visit. Highly recommend it. It gives a very good history of dubai and the walk down the old street in the 1950s was very well done.

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Blackwood, Gwent
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The museum is well worth a visit as it depicts how modern Dubai evolved. There are streets with tableaux of everyday life from children at school to the spice merchant to nomads with their camels.

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Avesta, Sweden
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Dubai Museum is small, but definitely worth visiting. It's very cheap to enter (3 diram/person) as well. Learn about the history of UAE and Dubai, as well as the culture and wild life. One of the most interesting things we did during our week long stay.

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New Delhi, India
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I don’t know if you can call it a Museum… when we think of museum we normally associate it with artifacts and objects of historical and cultural importance of a previous era. But Dubai museum has a very limited collection real historical artifacts. But then Dubai doesn’t have a long history either… Dubai museum is more like a walkthrough of... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This Museum although very small but gives glimpse of old Dubai. How people in those days were living their lives, how they were earning etc. There are statues giving good impression about old Dubai. It takes less than an hour to complete the visit.

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Brasov, Romania
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It`s amazing what you can see here for only 3 dirhams! Maybe it`s the best place in Dubai for so less money. The history and culture of the local region and people is presented in a very explicite way.

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Tromso, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

The fort is situatede in the midst of Bur Dubai. 3 Diram entrance and showing how it was before the big change in the 1960s.

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