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Dubai Museum

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Address: Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 04-3531862
Today
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
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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Lots of history

Well done museum which gives you a great idea about the lives of the Bedouin and how they survived in the desert. Worth a visit. Located in Old Dubai so you can explore the gold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Well done museum which gives you a great idea about the lives of the Bedouin and how they survived in the desert. Worth a visit. Located in Old Dubai so you can explore the gold and spice souk afterwards

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

History of Dubai in visuals and narratives. Both equally good. Give yourself time (2 hours) to walk through and learn where it all began. I was particularly interested in their religion and education. The Gift Shop has good quality gifts

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

While in the old town of Dubai Creek we spent an hour or so in the Dubai Museum. A lot of effort has been put into illustrating the history of Dubai which was very interesting. Here we rubbed shoulders with the locals and this made us feel we were at last experiencing the real Dubai, far removed from the superficial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely to see the history of Dubai all in one place. The gift shop had the cutest stuffed camels and i didn't see any as cute anywhere else!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I am not a big museum goer but we were very impressed with this museum. We particularly liked the area which showed how Dubai has changed over the decades. Very interesting. The other displays are well done and provides a good history of Dubai. It is very reasonably priced too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you are museum lover and you're in dubai, don't forget and please don't miss to visit the Dubai Museum. You'll will find all of stuff that correlated with UAE from the old year till you getting this modern country. Aside artefacts, scale houses, boat, life stories they give us the video that will tell you this country's development until... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to get insights into the culture of the natives. Additionally, there is a small gift shop too that will allow you to buy trinklets as a souvenir for your loved ones!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Mildly interesting museum, gives a bit of history of the place, the whole surrounding area feels like its not connected to the rest of uber modern Dubai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Museum narrates whole History of Dubai nicely and the evolution is illustrated. Worth the visit to know a boy about the past and Tradition of the Great country.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

When I first heard that Dubai had a museum, I couldn't understand how a place that was so young could have enough history to fill a museum. Sure it's nothing compared to Museums that some places may present to tourists, but it is certainly worth a visit! Being situated in the oldest part of Dubai provides the museum with the... More 

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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.