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Dubai Museum

Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3531862
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Ranked #44 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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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This fascinating museum in the the old El-Fahidi Fort is a must see if visiting Dubai. It gives the history of Dubai in a simple terms and is also a welcome retreat from the heat if visiting Dubai in summer. At 3 dirhams admission, it would have to be the best value of any attraction. Treat yourself and go there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This museum is really well done - particularly for those who have a short attention span for museums. As well as the display of olden day life, Excellent display on modern history gives you a great insight in to what was and what is modern day Dubai. Doesn't take hours and keeps you interested.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is probably one of the most reasonably priced museums i have been to, giving visitors a clear sneak peak into Dubai's history with good presentation. The museum is located in the center of the city also close to the Dubai creek which also good attraction.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very nice and interesting Museum, very cheep also, only 3 AED per person. Good to see the development of the city and a very nice old building. Parking is a bit a problem but worth to go and visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

The Dubai Museum introduces the history of how Dubai has transitioned from a little merchant town to a modern metropolis, and you can get to know the Berber life as well. It's located in the Al Fahidi fort, but most of the exhibition is indoors, which is quite an advantage in July. The entry fee is only AED 3, so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visited this museum last may and it is awesome. You can clearly see how they did live in the past. You can learn a history in that museum, it's worth to visit it!

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Visited the museum as part of an "organised" tour - which was booked from home on the internet and was not one of my best ideas as it was late leaving and a bit of a shambles - the hotel could have found us a much better tour. We spent too much time at the beginning and did not have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Its the most wonderful spent 3 hours in Dubai, all with entry 3 Dhs. With Dubai being a modern wonder of the 20th Century, Museum offers a sneak peak and is like a crash course in understanding Dubai. Right from the entrance courtyard where you see a traditional Dhow (or wooden Sailing boat), few cannon guns, to the exit into... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

if you wanted to learn the history of the place this place is a must seen... at the entrance, a video of how dubai rose to its position came about ... then as you walk thru the alleys, the place show case the simple way of living of the people... it is a very nice place to reflect and and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Its next to Bastikaya cultural district so if you are down there it worth a look in if you havent been. Looks like its just an old fort with a hut, 3 boats and a few cannons, then you go downstairs and it expands out like a neverending trail of Dubai based factualities. Theres a few mannequins showing old trades... More

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