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Dubai Museum

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Address: Al Fahidi Street | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 04-3531862
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8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sat - Thu 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum uses life-size dioramas to depict everyday Dubai life in the...
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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Was rushed but was enjoyable

We visited the museum at around half 5 but we had no idea that it was closing soon. People at the admissions office gave us tickets without warning us that it was almost closing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It's not a great museum or something I'd recommend as a 'Do Not Miss' attraction. But if you have time and are nearby, its worth a dekko. We visited it as a part of the day long city tour. Just lower your expectations and you should be fine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum at around half 5 but we had no idea that it was closing soon. People at the admissions office gave us tickets without warning us that it was almost closing. Once we got inside the courtyard, security guards were following us around and rushing us to finish. It was quite irritating but the museum had really... More 

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This museum takes you on a journey through time in the region. Men were tailors who used a treadle sewing machine. You see rooms laid out with furnishing of olden times. Musical instruments will excite the school children when they hear an explanation from their instructor. There are examples of wooden boats fishing boats and much more.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Dubai museum is located in and old fortress by the creek - one of the few historical places to visit in Dubai. Most of the museum is underground (air conditioned) and consists of displays on the history of Dubai. Although interesting, the information never goes in-depth, so do not expect to become a Dubai expert. The museum is well... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

An insightful and enriching experience, that truly paints the picture of the " Old Dubai". Very informative, user-friendly museum with a great flow. Take your time to read the exhibits and learn more of where things started. #1 thing to see in Dubai !

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It located near to Jumaira park and beach. Many varieties are available, but if you expect more you will not satisfied.

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Glenelg East SA Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was of course extremely warm in Dubai, plus it was Ramadan, so let's go to the Dubai Museum and escape the heat. Okay, it is pretty cheap only 3 dirham and not that cool in some places as no air conditioning everywhere, but it was very interesting and well presented. Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the museum and learnt... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A place for the people to know about the ancient Dubai... how it looks and how it was few yeas back and the best part is that how they have maintained a historical place.... just in the middle of the city's busiest business hub...

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A quick history and a few photos of the region and how the UAE formed and emerged into the massive cities of today! Small and manageable museum and your tour will be quick.

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum to visit at any time of day, but if you need to find an escape from the afternoon heat, it is a great place to spend a few hours. You will first find a very nice video showing the growth and changes in the city in the past 40+ years. Then you can proceed on... More 

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Additional Information about Dubai Museum

Address: Al Fahidi Street | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 04-3531862
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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