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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: 971-4-3531862
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Fri 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat - Thu 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Recently built museum that gives you the history of the region from a desert to modern day and an outline where they intend to go in the future

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's really shock ... when first time we show the building is looks so small but when you get down you can't imagine this place is huge and really amazing. With good facilities and all the story of UAE .. Unique. Classic and authentic area. You have to come to visit ... and you won't be regret!!! Mabrukkkk!!!!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place doesn't look like that much from the surface but it really is both very good and larger than you would expect. This is one of the places in Dubai that truly shows you how much the city has changed in such a short period of time. The descriptions of the history of the area were very informative and... More 

Thank CTricity
Yaounde, Cameroon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent about 30 minutes at the Museum this afternoon, the stop here was part of a 2 hour Dubai city tour with a company. It was just so interesting. The entrance ticket into the museum cost 3 dirhams and the visit is honestly worth more than that!

Thank Yvonne A
Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although it may seem small from the outside most of it is underground. Very informative and I think it was quite inexpensive although we went as part of a Dubai City Tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recently built museum that gives you the history of the region from a desert to modern day and an outline where they intend to go in the future

Thank Brian C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It could be a calming observing tour like any other museums but no...... it was not! Groups of tourists were loud and blocking the roads everywhere. Sigh!! The facility itself wasn't too bad. Had pretty good layouts so it was easy to get around .

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A view of the past which includes the kind of dress worn , ornaments , ...but the most interesting was the fossils of human....n then saw skeletons (f9ssil)of a male n female human holding each othrs hand....amazing collection.dont miss the big ship kept on the top floor of the museum.its a safe city.. Infact i moved around alone without any... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to get a bit of culture .From the outside the museum looks small then to my great surprise and relief from the heat I went into( looks new )the underground exhibits and found them very interesting.Well worth a look

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 12 year old son really enjoyed thus pjace due to the underground life model storytelling scenes. I expected it to be bigger but j am glad I did it.

Thank S0nia71
Umina Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting. Saw this on a city tour. Holds a lot of artefacts representing what life was like a long time ago. All the different trades are demonstrated with supporting literature in both English and Arabic. Would of liked more time here

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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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