Museum of Illusions
Museum of Illusions
4.5
Speciality MuseumsScience MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Welcome to our fascinating world of illusions. Thrilled yet bewildered you will enter a world that will blow your mind but also give you an opportunity to learn all sorts of things... come and visit us! It is sure to be an amazing and unimaginable experience because whatever you see, especially here in the Museum of Illusions, is not what it appears to be. Are you ready for an adventure?
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Alsuwaidi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates113 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
We went to the museum as part of our visit to Al Seef (which is worth visiting), the museum charges a fee of 65 per adult. And there’s a fee for children aged 5 and above. It’s a small museum (family oriented). It’s fun and interactive. The staff there are very helpful in helping you understand the different games of illusion.

I personally left with a headache and some dizziness. So if you can’t handle movements, colors and illusions, I wouldn’t recommend it. It is better to visit the place with someone as if you go alone you may not be able to try the different games or illusions.

Not recommended for children under 6.
Written November 1, 2020
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Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to leave us your review. We appreciate your feedback!
Written November 17, 2020
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Amit L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Illusions - a most fascinating name for a museum, and it was indeed fascinating.. kaleidoscopic mirrors, illusions of short people being much taller, when in one of the rooms, 3D jigsaws placed on tables, for one's mind to have a good challenge(real, not virtual, as in good ole days).. all in all, an amazing place to visit. Only drawback: Repeat value would be after a couple of months or a year. :)
Written February 11, 2020
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Monkeyc
Dubai, United Arab Emirates289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Parking is in the underground basement parking of the Meera’s development. There is lots of it which is great for this area. Take the second last escalators up and you will be closest and then just ask one of the security guards where it is.

Book ahead due to social distancing. You get blocked an hour, but we took two hours. If you try the puzzles and get a few good photos you can easily pass this time.

It’s great for a hot summer afternoon, but the area will also be amazing during the cooler months when you can walk along the souk area down to the dubai fort and catch an water taxi on the creek.

The exhibits are fun, but what makes the experience brilliant is the team. Some of the best, intuitive and intelligent service I have ever had in dubai. After trying for a bit ask them for support at each of the games and you will have so much fun.They are awesome at taking photos too.

The place is in many ways about touching things, so actively use the sanitiser available. They also offer you gloves on arrival.

We paid 50 each which was the right price. I hope they keep it at that.

Written August 21, 2020
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LAWRIET
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
As a solo visitor, it could be difficult to get full value out of this trip, but I was immediately ‘adopted’ by a lovely member of their staff who became my personal assistant. No photo opportunity was missed and she was a brilliant operator of the intricacies of an IPhone camera. A very enjoyable 45 minutes and some unique photographic memories. Just sorry I didn’t note the lady’s name. Thank you again Miss X.
Written January 15, 2020
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Fadi Halabi
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We have booked tickets from their official website for 4 person but we got to know that Museum will be closed due to renovation.
So i tried to contact them using emails , phone , social media in order to refunds my tickets but unfortuantly no one is responding or have authority to take action . It is really not acceptable and shame from such behaviour.
Written October 6, 2022
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Sheetal9
Dubai, United Arab Emirates108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
It is located in a beautiful area called Al Seef. Museum of Illusions is a must see especially if you have kids or if you just enjoy science.

There are a lot of installations there which are fun and enlightening. There are people there who also help you understand the concept and click snaps.

Although the tickets are expensive, it is worth every penny spent. It is definitely worth a visit.
Written February 21, 2020
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NSD Traveling
Ajman, United Arab Emirates22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Such an overrated place, not worth the 65 DHS entry fee for a 10 min walk across areas. They 'attempted' to put up some Halloween decorations, but all exhibits looked worn out, unimaginative and nothing special. Doesn't compare at all to its counterparts across the world.
Written November 2, 2020
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We are really sorry that the Museum did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to write the review - we really appreciate your feedback.
Written November 17, 2020
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DubaiCheuk
Dubai, United Arab Emirates123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
This was the highlight attraction at my Al Seef staycation and located opposite the bait of the Al Seef Heritage Hotel that I stayed at.

I was pleasantly surprised as, even though the museum is not huge, there’s a lot of optical illusions and puzzles in one place with well-labeled explanations.

The biggest selling point of the museum were the staff, who are universally enthusiastic about the museum, great with interacting with visitors, playing with the kids and taking photos. My visit would have been a very different experience without the staff team, so a special commendation to them for making the museum a special visit.

Don’t forget to check out the gift shop: I was so tempted to buy everything!
Written August 29, 2020
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Lena Berstein
Dubai, United Arab Emirates201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Museum of Illusions
It’s a curious place at al Seef. The museum is quite small, but very interesting and has lots of optical illusions to experience, it has several rooms, plenty of puzzles to solve - if you feel like doing that, you can accept the challenge. And also there are several places to take nice and interesting pictures to keep the visit to the museum in your memory. Kids usually like it a lot, because there are lots of exhibits which they can touch, and since everything is based on illusions, on our perception, they willingly explore, doesn’t matter if they are just 5 years old or 16. For adults its also very interesting, occupies your thoughts, you get in the state of flow and pass some time concentrated, not mind wandering, which is really good for our wellbeing.
Written August 4, 2022
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It’s great to hear about your cool experience in our attraction! We take pride in the high satisfaction of our guests! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written August 22, 2022
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JHPSurrey
West Molesey, UK111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We had an hour of fun here (boy 8, girl 6) trying to figure out puzzles, trying the different illusion installations and staring at pictures.
It is overpriced for the time you spend here, but we enjoyed ourselves and the staff were very helpful.
Set in a nice new (but trying to look old) area with reasonably priced restaurants nearby. Can also combine with a walk along the Creek, a ride of an Abra and a visit to the Dubai Museum for an entertaining day.
Written February 20, 2020
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