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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 111 Attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This museum uses life-size dioramas to depict everyday Dubai life in...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sat - Thu 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

You can do this on the Dubai Bus tour as the bus stops and collects outside the museum. Very good museum which is well cared for and has an authentic building and outdoor area. Well worth a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The title of my review is self explanatory; although the effort they are putting into trying to create something worth visiting, there is very little to see. Not worth the visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

dubai museum is very well planned though small but gives good information as how people lived in dubai years before they found oil and how their life got changed later in years.the tough life people lived there is unimaginable

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This museum has a really interesting layout, with some areas with sands all over the floor, with very cool lightings at certain areas. Some might say it's a bit dark in the museum with those lighting, but to me it is special as not many museums use blue light at a certain area in the museum. For just a cheap... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We only spent 30 mins in the museum due to being on a city tour, if you want to see it properly you would want 45-60 mins. It is small but is well thought out, with a good mix of authentic outdoor displays and more modern setups in the cooler basement.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I had some time before I had to reach Deira and found a quick and cheap way to go to Deira from Bur Dubai - the one dirham boat ride :). So I decided to give the museum a look. And it was interesting to see the growth and cultural evolution of the Arab land, specifically Dubai. It has collections... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We went to the museum as a group on a city tour. The museum is very well presented with it's "walk through" concept. I gives a great insight into Dubai's past and culture. I don't normally visit museums when on holidays.....this one is an exception and would recommend taking the time.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Very poor layout here and a lack of information. We did not find it very interesting or informative and would not recommend it.

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Far North Coast NSW Australia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A very interesting museum with excellent (cool) underground rooms containing life-like models in working scenes eg a pearl trader, a tailor using an old a Singer sewing machine etc. The repurposing of the old fort to house the museum required clever design and visitors of all ages should enjoy at least an hour wandering through the exhibits. A must-do attraction.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

You should not miss this when you will visit Dubai, You can see the situation from old dubai to new one.

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