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Dubai Museum

Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #44 of 207 Attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms and desert and marine life.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Dubai museum is a unique place where you can see the exhibition dedicated to the old Dubai, and its origin. There are objects - objects used in everyday life, fishing, cooking, various traditional crafts. You can see various examples of weapons, antique boats, all of which was housed in the former fortress. It is worth to spend an hour and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This museum is situated inside an old fort from the 1800. Though it s situated among ultra modern buildings today it is very well restored and it is easily to imagine what it was like in days gone by. The exhibits in side show what life in the area was like in the past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I love this museum for it takes people back to that time when Dubai is raw, and the culture is untouched. There's beauty in history. A welcome break from a city with too much lights and sounds. Of all the places I've been in Dubai, this is my favorite. Not so much to see, but a lot of history and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

From a trading city to a wonderful place you will understand Dubai if you see this museum, actual spices selling jewellery shops and teaching from holy Quran to kite flying. Boat making in water every thing is in this place.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

An interesting museum in the setting of an old fort. Various exhibits show the way of life of the inhabitants over the years. From the nomadic ways to current. The museum is located in But Dubai not far from the Bastakia, and textile souk which are well worth a visit. There is a very nominal charge for admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I am impressed with the detailed preservation of history at the Dubai Museum. It shows the humble beginning of the now popular tourist destination.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Firstly, What can you get for 3 AED in Dubai? We took a walk from Bur Juman metro station and It was well worth it. There was a long queue, thankfully it was processed really quickly and whilst you wait for that, you are surrounded by pictures and artifacts from Dubai's amazing past in the entrance hall. It is housed... More

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

A 10 minute walk from Al Fahidi metro station (not signposted there, but signposted back to the metro!), this is right next to the Grand Mosque and Hindu Temple. From outside it looks modest and after you pay the very low admission of 3 AED, you are led through into the old fort and expect just one or two displays.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Nice to learn a little about Dubai - but I felt there is so much more history to learn that is overlooked for plastic models and kitch. It is cheap and close to other things to see, so if you are in the area, go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited this museum as part of a tour and therefore had a limited experience, however it was clear that this wonderful exhibition was well designed and hugely informative. The displays were captivating and informative. Definitely worth a visit.

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