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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.
This took us on a journey of the life of original inhabitants of the area before this era of modernization. Got to see their culture and relics. It was a rewarding experience and extremely cheap to visit, almost free even for us as the gave...More
Visit the Dubai Museum and encounter colourful dioramas and enlightening historic exhibits. Housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, this is the oldest existing building in the city, and is a must-visit for a taste of old Dubai.
Built in 1787, this fort was once a...More
We went as part of the half day city tour. The museum is awesome, showing the older lifestyle of dubai, before oil was discovered. The old houses, boats, trading centers are depicted using live sized models. There are videos to show the same. It has...More
We did this as stop apart of our Dubai city tour. There are a lot of artifacts and displays explaining the Dubai history. Once you go underground it is a little dark so turn your flash on your camera on. It's also not a lot...More
Dubai is a great testament to $ power building biggest/tallest etc, but there isn't a lot of history. This Museum has some and is worth a visit to get a feel of old Dubai.
Spend an hour, gets busy but nice.
We decided to visit here as part fo a combined visit to the Dubai Creek and it was a nice surprise, the fort is the oldest surviving building in Dubai and the museum which is underneath it a nice surprise containing a lot of interesting...More
I was in a group of five men, all from the USA, who just walked around and explored the exhibits in the Museum. It took us about an hour to cover all the floors and display rooms. All the exhibits are very clearly labelled... More
I was in a group of five men, all from the USA, who just walked around and explored the exhibits in the Museum. It took us about an hour to cover all the floors and display rooms. All the exhibits are very clearly labelled and the explanations easy to read and understand. We did not ask for any guide but I saw tour groups who might not be fluent in English (Arabic or eastern European) accompanied by tour guides/chaperones. All the others in my team (who were of different age groups) walked around on our own and did not feel lost at all without a guide or interpreter. We never asked about the availability of a guide.
4 days in Dubai - help me plan an itinerary please (14 Replies)
Women folk want to SHOP! I want to ensure we do as many "must do" things as possible. Some [eg Desert Safari] will not be to everyone's tastes and it would be nice to have some and/or sessions. Things I know about: Wild Wadi Desert Safari [all day/night thing?] Dubai Museum Souks - seem to be lots! "Big Bus Tour"? Thanks for your help!
April 18, 2008|
Ski Dubai Go karting - dubai autodrome Madinat souk - some nice restaurants with great views of the burj al arab - great place to take photos
London, United Kingdom
How's my itinerary? Any suggestion please? (10 Replies)
Hi Guys, We have a stopover in Dubai for couple of days, thought I would share my itinerary with you to have valuable Information and guidance from you. We will be on budget to mid level travel budget. We are couple with two kids(6.5 and 2.5 years), we will be landing at Dubai airport on second Friday of April around 11:20 ish. We are thinking to stay in Rose Garden apartment as its close to Metro and Burjman mall(not finalized yet). Once we are in the apartment then we want to...More
March 07, 2012|
With 2 young children you have to factor in time for use of toilets. Although you will find the majority of them very clean and readily available, the use of them could throw out your schedule by a few minutes. Breaking into a light jog enroute will get you back on schedule,,,,,
Choice of Hotel (5 Replies)
Will be in Dubai next week for 3 nights/4days, and currently have Four Points Sheraton Bur Dubai booked as we got a good rate for executive room inc breakfast. For £100 extra we can get Novotel, Four Points Sheikh Zayed Rd (new), or Arabian Courtyard. Is it worth changing to any of these 3 hotels (standard rooms)? If so, which would you suggest? We plan to do 1. Sundowner Safari 2. Madinat Souk 3. Tea at the Burj 4. Gold Souk, Karama, Dubai museum 5. A few hours at the beach -...More
June 05, 2008|
Hope you have tea at Burj already booked ? cos if not probably out of luck - I tried in Feb to get booked in May and had no luck !! Novotel is nr trade centre roundabout - always busy; not sure where on Sheikh Zayad new 4 points is ??? would stay put cos your in between what you plan to do and taxi are cheap. Have a Fun time in Dubai x