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Dubai Museum

Address: Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 04-3531862
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Ranked #26 of 109 Attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms and desert and marine life.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The Dubai Museum is a must for visitors to Dubai who want to learn some background about the Emirates. Takes less than one hour to walk through but you'll come out well informed

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Though the old fort walls seems quite modest these days, there are huge collections of artefacts in the underground section. Easy going and very well signed. Late afternoon seemed to be more quiet.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The museum is very nice and informative. There is a great artist stand in the right side that had great artwork and priced good. There is a huge bigger display below that was great. It is very cheap and worth going.

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Chandigarh, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Very knowledgeable & informative place. It displays the real history of Dubai. Its for people who want to know the make out of this city. Must visit.

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Manama, Al Manamah, Bahrain
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

It's full of information and displays. Although the underground passage is quite narrow, it surely wouldn't triggers anyone's claustrophobic tendancies! You will see a lot about the life of Dubai before it even became a modern city, there are Portuguese cannons outside and even a Knight's helmet in one of the display cases. Animals, pottery, old coins, cutlery, and garments... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Perhaps our experience wasn't typical - it was late in the afternoon when the museum was crowded with a number of noisy coach parties, rushing through the extensive museum displays. It may be better to plan an early morning visit for example. That said, I found many of the information panels impossible to read because of the poor lighting (almost... More

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42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Not large, and a little crowded in some of the nooks and crannies underground, but well worth a visit. Entrance very cheap - about 50 Euro cents per adult. The museum has been constructed in an old fortress (circa 1800) and this itself is of great interest. Most of the displays consist of dioramas explaining the history, customs, religion, crafts... More

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Wilson, Wyoming
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The new historical museum gives a chance to understand the changes Dubai has undergone from its early days as a small port city. Well done exhibits with explanations in english.

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New York City, New York
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

the first place to visit in dubai to understand its roots is the Dubai museum. it is very accessible to young people. so you can go as a family. it explains the day before Dubai was such a huge city and the development starting from 1950 till now. it explains the life and the vegetation in the desert, the role... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A place to visit to know how Dubai was developed and the history of Dubai. An average place nicely built in city centre. Good market nearby to shop and eat.

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