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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: 971-4-3531862
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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

This museum uses life-size dioramas to depict everyday Dubai life in...

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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Nice Clultural Place

One can see the Progress of Dubai... The old culture till the new modern sky scrippers...one can see the whole thing at one place...nicely maintained... must see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Jalgaon, India

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Jalgaon, India
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

One can see the Progress of Dubai... The old culture till the new modern sky scrippers...one can see the whole thing at one place...nicely maintained... must see.

Thank vishaltotla
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

visited the museum many times.. I bring all my guests here because it showcases the heritage and history of Dubai over ages. must visit place for tourist. cheap entry as well. (dhs 3).

Thank mitena
Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Much effort has gone into this Museum. It is staged so people can see activities of daily living. There are sections show casing the ways of shopping, schooling/learning, housing, occupation, etc. I enjoyed this attraction very much.

Thank WLKennedy
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best museums in UAE, it depicts the history and way of life in UAE in the olden days. It will take a couple of hours to visit the museum, and it is accessible by public transportation. The entry fee is nominal.

Thank Madhumitha R
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good depiction of the old lifestyle of citizens. Their occupation of pearl diving is displayed well. You can cover this museum in 20-30 minutes

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay, it did only cost 3 AED, so I should not complain. But I guess I was expecting a little more. It seemed dingy and the exhibits were a little cheesy. I did give me a good sense of the history of Dubai, which was helpful. One of the problems is that that exhibits are in cramped spaces and it... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Underwhelming is what i felt. May be because that is all the history there is to portray. Am sure people visit dubai more for its modern sparkle than history..

Thank Alok_Krish
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing Historic view of Dubai. Museum shows the transformation of Dubai, once a desert area now having Tallest Tower and major attractions of the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On 26 NOV i was traveling on red rout wiyh my family my mother was in wheel chair one time i need help that time driver MUSTAQ help us so much he gave top class of respect to my mother and all of my family. He help us again on stop no 18. I realy impressed with his performance so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a few minutes and really enjoyed the museum. For very little cost you can travel back in time in Dubai. This would be a great attraction for anyone who his visiting Dubai for the first time. It would be great for adults and kids.

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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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