Museum of Illusions
Museum of Illusions
4.5
Speciality Museums • Science Museums • Children's Museums
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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
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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?
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Lena Berstein
Dubai, United Arab Emirates191 contributions
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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AmyDTravels
United Arab Emirates202 contributions
Aug 2020
The Museum of Illusions is such a fun experience! As with any museum, you will absorb more if you take the time to enjoy each exhibit and take part in each activity. I would recommend not rushing through! I found the explanations of the science and history behind the illusions really interesting too. This is a great activity for all ages and is worthwhile adding to your itinerary when in Dubai.
Written August 10, 2020
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Beate B
Düsseldorf, Germany21 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
It was a very fun museum, a lot of difficult tasks and games but also a lot of possibilities to make awesome and funny pictures. We wish we would have took more time because we could make all pictures and games although we were there 2 hours till they closing on 22:00 o'clock. If you have the chance you should definitely go there ans take a lot of time to try to solve all the games it's not as easy as it seems. We really enjoyed the time there and were impressed by these many aktivities. We will definitely come back if we visit Dubai again. The employee was super nice and helping out of you need support, he was also taking a lot of pictures of us so we have very nice memories. He solved a game (we tried to solve it for like 30 mind) in less than 1 minute it was very. Impressive to see.
Written September 9, 2020
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Alsuwaidi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates113 contributions
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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Fadi Halabi
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia1 contribution
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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kostaselena
9 contributions
Aug 2022
the launch is borderline ridiculous
the subjects chosen for the museum do not satisfy most of the people who visit it.
the building is indeed beautiful, the sheikh was right, but that should not be enough for its creators.they have to try harder and see it from another angle
Written September 3, 2022
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Hello, kostaselena! We are not sure that your review is about our museum that has more than 60 optical illusions and illusionistic rooms. We hope you visit us soon.
Written September 7, 2022
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Monkeyc
Dubai, United Arab Emirates284 contributions
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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NSD Traveling
Ajman, United Arab Emirates22 contributions
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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Sian P
Caversham, UK135 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We came across this museum by accident and it was well worth the £10 entrance. The illusions are great fun and taking photos caused lots of hilarity. The museum staff were brilliant at being the photographer and making sure we experienced everything.

Well worth an hour and suitable for all ages.
Written February 11, 2020
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Bibi Aysha K
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates92 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The museum of illusions was a fun filled family outing. We got our entrance tickets at discounted rates through "Qidzapp", a wonderful app to source good deals. Although small and only a few attractions, each attraction was unique and magical as illusions are meant to be. Inexpensive and good value for money. Attractions suitable for all age groups. Hubby and I found ourselves enjoying the experiences just as much as the kids did. We had some good laughs and took amazing pics. Loved the tunnel. Definitely a highlight.
Written October 19, 2022
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Museum of Illusions (Dubai) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Museum of Illusions is open:
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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