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Dubai Museum

Address: Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 04-3531862
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Ranked #32 of 152 Attractions in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This museum uses life-size dioramas to depict everyday Dubai life in...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sat - Thu 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Gives you a brief insight into life in UAE before the oil bonanza. Situated in an old fort, the place is best suited as an educational trip for school going children (of whom there were plenty when we visited). Not a must-see in my opinion, but not bad either. Dubai could definitely have a better and bigger museum.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Well maintained museum, various expositions from different everyday life activities, not crowded, cheap and interesting historical and natural videos. Worth to visit.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is small and will not take up much time. Sonce dubai is a relatively new city don't expect to see whart you'd see in a museum usually. It gives small introduction to dubai's history, culture and lifestyle. Its set inside an old fort and very good with kids especially. Visit while you are around creek area.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Visited as part of a sightseeing trip.First impression - an old renovated fortress type building on the middle of a bustling city. Once inside the displays were informative and visually good. It gave me a much better insight into the history and ultimate mass expansion of the city. Worth a visit to get a historical perspective of Dubai and the... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The entry to the museum was part of the Big Bus tour ticket. It is quite interesting and I learnt things I didn't know a great deal about. We did it in about 45 mins - I can't see how you could spend 1-2 hours in there. As I say it is fairly interesting but I wouldn't make a special... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

with very basic collection and amenities, there's not much to see. very cheap though. Go in case you are stuck in meena bazaar

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Sutton Coldfield , UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Many people visit Dubai, see the mass of skyscrapers, and immediatly come to a decision that this is not the place for them. Wrong. Please look deeper. Around the Creek in the Bur Dubai area there are many beautifully presented museums and exhibitions of local history and culture, all of them showing interesting examples of how the area has developed... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We started our Dubai trip with a visit to the Dubai Museum. It takes 1-2 hours to visit the complete museum in detail. I feel it is good to visit as you also get to know about history of Dubai and UAE but not a must-visit if you have less time. Very cheap also.

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Romsey, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We did this because it was free with our hop on-hop off bus tour but we did not stay long. Given how much other venues have spent on making themselves bigger and better, this museum seems to have missed out. Lacked authenticity and looked more like one of the Old1960's attractions at Disneyland , badly made mannequins attempting to depict... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

In a crazy modern city this is a tiny bit of history and culture. It is 60p to go in and it is cool and comfortable because it is mainly underground. It only takes about 30 mins to go round and just around the corner you can catch a water taxi on the Creek of Dubai. The exhibits are nicely... More 

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