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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 197 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Quite small as compared to other museums worldwide. You will be finish in 15 minutes. Tells you the history of the people & some interesting facts.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Well laid out museum with very interesting information about the history and development of Dubai from ancient times to the present day. Only drawback was the lighting which made some of the exhibits difficult to see

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Most of Dubai seems to try and forget any history and completely embrace the modern. This museum is a walk through 80 yrs or so of life in Dubai. Very interesting and definitely something different to the many shopping centres around

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The most enjoyable visit,the museum takes you through the history of development of UAE,from the early days to the current day, It has demonstration and wax figures and all beautifully made, Highly recommend

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Dubai Museum is a small fort in Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai near the creek. While not very extensive, it does give a taste of old Dubai and is also located in a historic part of the city. Do take a look if you have the time and get a chance.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stayed in the hotel opposite so had a great view from above. Assumed it was just a small museum but was totally amazed as it unfolded. If you enjoy museums this one is great. Very lifelike models, great image of Dubai in the past. Very small fee to enter, free tickets if you do the tour bus,very well maintained. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Recently visited the museum on a hot day. Absolutely worth the effort to get a fell for the maturation of Dubai. Self paced and could provide additional informational assistance but still worth seeing. Many interesting exhibits and pieces of history. It is very easy to get to and catch a cab from. Worth the time.

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Sofia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a small museum with mannequins depicting the lifestyle of Dubai citizens in the past. Go there only if you don't have anything else to do, or if you are really interested in Dubai history. The fee is small (3 AED), parking is tricky if you want not to park on the private paid parings nearby - I had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a good place to get a glimpse of Dubai's beginnings. It gives the tourist a very authrntic image of dubai before the glitz and glamour. I personay love the model souq with sights and sounds. Makes one feel like you are actually walking in an old souq.

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goa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The place give a good insight to the history of Dubai . Please visit if you have extra time . Like other places in dubai , this too is well planned and maintained.

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