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Dubai Museum

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The Creek
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 3 other guides
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Address: Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 4 353 1862
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8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Fri 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat - Thu 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

This museum uses life-size dioramas to depict everyday Dubai life in the...

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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Just a 9 minute walk from where I'm staying. Nice, clean and cool. Very informative. Easy to locate. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was riding with the 'Sun City Dubai Tours' when our coaster made a stop at the Dubai museum. The entry ticket was included as part of the tour package. As we stepped out, we were told to come back after half an hour in order to keep up with the schedule. Even though time seemed limited, our group managed... More 

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just a 9 minute walk from where I'm staying. Nice, clean and cool. Very informative. Easy to locate. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To get a taste of the evolution of Dubai- well worth visiting Allow an hour to review it at a steady pace The basement is where most of the exhibits are

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Dubai museum is one of most visited and common attraction of Dubai, it is included in every bus tour simply because it gives you great insight about culture of Dubai, history, etc. The museum is full of stylish ambiance giving you clear understanding. Also, there are lot of photo shoot areas inside. The entry cost is just DHS 5,... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's astonishing to see how it was only 40 years ago in Dubai and this museum gives you the history. Great value and well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was surprised had a great insight into the culture and history of Dubai. It is partially air conditioned and worth a visit

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is a lovely way to spend an hour or two. Also, unusually, a good gift shop too. Very interesting information on how Dubai came to be.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very busy museum, but it is worth going to. It provides you with a look at the history of Dubai and its development into a thriving commercial centre. The gift shop is very good.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you book a city tour, one of the tour stop is Dubai Museum. The place will take you to historic times of Dubai. If you love taking photos, you got to see this place and have a glimpse of the rich and beautiful culture of the Emiratis (local citizens of UAE).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit here was part of the bus tour we purchased, which included free entry, yes free! Looks like an old fort, which is what it is with a few rooms, some canons, boats etc when you go in. Downstairs though is where there is a transformation, where you can step back in time and walk through old villages and... More 

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Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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