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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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Dubai Museum Small but Interesting

The museum is small but definaly worth visiting. We learned a lot about the history and culture of how the Emirates came into existence. There are exhibits and artifacts on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The museum is small but definaly worth visiting. We learned a lot about the history and culture of how the Emirates came into existence. There are exhibits and artifacts on the outside and inside of the Arbian culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It's quite an interesting place to visit, a better way to understand the history and lifestyle of Dubai , it's worth it to come.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Al Fahidi Fort, a stunning desert fort and architectural marvel, houses the Dubai Museum. A look inside the museum will take you back in time to a more traditional Dubai with artifacts on display. The underground section makes use of the latest technology to showcase this Emirate’s history. Be prepared to be charmed as you witness many ancient instruments, handcrafted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

one can skip Dubai museum if you are short on time. however, it is a good place to learn about the histry of Dubai od the lifestyle of people in olden days

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The museum in Dubai could have been a pleasant place to visit however the interior was very dark and people kept banging into each other. In addition parking nearby is a nightmare and we had to walk around in the searing heat looking for our driver. There were many better things to do in Dubai.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was what I thought it would be. I thought there would be loads and loads of Dubai and its history but it was actually very small and i did the tour in around 30 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A very interesting museum mostly underground, tracing the development of Dubai from the 50's to the modern era. Should be on everyone's list

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Dubai Museum is a nice place to get a quick impression of the history of Dubai. Very well set up displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Mrs insisted we give the children some "culture" so we made our way down to the Dubai Museum. Lots of interesting history about Dubai as you would expect from a Museum. Very cheap entrance fee as well. Not an enormous Museum but, well laid out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Again this was a chance to step back in time with regards the uprising of Dubai. It showed how the locals used to live a humble life and demonstrated their living conditions. A far cry from the Dubai we see today. Cheap fee to enter. Lots of things to see. Not boring at all. Good experience.

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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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