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Dubai Museum

Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3531862
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Ranked #45 of 207 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

If you have time I would highly recommend that you go and visit this museum. It provides all the history and background information you want to know about Dubai.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Dubai Museum reminds the visitor that the city has a past. After the glitz and glamour of malls, skyscrapers and manicured gardens, one can be forgiven for thinking this city lives in the present, and so it does. But here's one place, that lives in the past. So step in for some rare views of life around the creek, the... More

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

It started out with walking around in the Al Fahidi fort, which was interesting but hot. Inside of the museum, there is quite a bit to look at explaining traditional life and the process of development. Perhaps not the biggest museum, but still a good trip. Parking can be difficult, using a tour might be easier, or going before the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

There are many kinds of museums, this is a small and limited one but not less interesting. It basically explains what Dubai was like 50 years ago, how the people lived at that time and shows a life-size example of the existing dwellings and working ships. I found it very informative so see the tremendous change effected in the Dubai... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I doesn't take long to do it .. but i enjoyed i think is well done and gives you a bit more knowledge of the culture

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Arad, Arad, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I visited the museum after 10 days of vacation in the Emirates, and made me understand a lot about how Dubai developed. People can be really proud of everything they accomplished, and it it presented in a very smart way. From the beginnings, and that means really ancient history, until the 21th century, showing fascinating details of Dubai life during... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This little museum is packed full of information. We had 30mins to see it on a tour, but could have spent 2 hours. Learnt so much about the history of Dubai and UAE. There are videos, static displays, so much to see and worth the visit.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

You can't imagine how much this small museum gives you a perfect idea on how Dubai have progressed from the 60s until these days. I love this place and I make sure my visitors visit it first before starting discovering Dubai. The movie at the entrance of the museum explain this evolution, so stop and watch, Try to go there... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It's value for money as the tickets are very cheap with the short history of Dubai, UAE. If you travel with the kids, they may love it. The temperature inside is cooler than outside.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Museum is good, what i like most was that the museum paints a scenario of the city prior to the discovery of oil by means of displays and dioramas. Drawing some one million visitors annually, the museum is a must visit attraction

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