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“Awesome great underground museum ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum
Al Souq Al Kabeer | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3531862
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Ranked #26 of 111 Attractions in Dubai
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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“Awesome great underground museum ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

When I go first I see just a little muddy building then I enter in downstairs I see the wonder of creation amazing
I love Dubai

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“Probably the Most Honest Museum in the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is a rather small museum located in a former fort. It's a must-visit venue in Dubai, as it allows to more fully appreciate the spectacular progress that Dubai has had since the founding of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 1971, particularly in the past 20 years. The Dubai Museum makes no pretenses about a past that never was, and showcases how they worked to turn Dubai into a commercial center preparing actively for the time when oil runs out.

Visited March 2012
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Fort William, United Kingdom
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“nice surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

enjoyed our trip to the museum showing you the old part of Dubai and how the made thier houses and forts had to think its only 30 years ago none of the bulidings were there it was good to see the old side and walk round well worth a trip to see the museum

Visited October 2012
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“Refuge from the heat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Even if you do not like museums, you will like it: it is placed underground, at the place of the only old building in Dubai (a small fortress). It presents a few original artifacts, and plenty of reproductions to understand the pre-1970 way of leaving. Recommendation: near the museum there is a reconstructed old-quarter that includes a few cafes and shops. The wind-towers are specially interesting.

Visited October 2012
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“Dubai's history showcased all in One!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Well designed and planned museum. Must see! No words to describe the stuff inside!. Amazing. Well described and explained.

Visited October 2012
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