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Dubai Museum

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The Creek
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Address: Al Fahidi Street | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 971-4-3531862
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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
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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History of Dubai lies here.

If you have a chance to visit this place, don't forget to visit this cool cafe "MAKE"; try their freshly made juices in summer and look around, if you are art lover.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best place to discover the history of Dubai. The museum is comprehensive, but quite old. Worth a visit though.

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have a chance to visit this place, don't forget to visit this cool cafe "MAKE"; try their freshly made juices in summer and look around, if you are art lover.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is mostly underground where it is cooler. The displays which show life before Dubai was built have been put together in an innovative way and look very realistic. Well worth a visit

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

good opportunity to learn about the ancient life in Dubai. It's well structured and provides a good infrastructure for visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's one of my favourite spots in Dubai ,the museum is very interesting and educational When I'm done I cross the road behind the masjid there is an Indian temple they sell there beautiful flower necklaces for 2 dhs and the fragrances out of the world,we then make our way to the boat bay and take a boat ride for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very informative display for the first time visitor showing the development from a basic fishing and pearling economy to a very modern city since oil was discovered in the 60s

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found in the Al Fahidi Fort, it is the main museum in Dubai, UAE. It is the oldest existing building in the country and it was built in 1787. Opened by the ruler of Dubai in 1971, its aim was to showcase the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. It offers its visitors to experience and feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Shows true face of Dubai. If u in Dubai you must visit this place as its oozes history and shoes how local use to live years ago.visited quite few times but this place never fail to amaze me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful cultural experience of dubai museum. Absolutly breath taking with a lot of exhibition and things to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place makes history come alive and teaches you a lot about what and how Dubai is. Its roots and its essence. It is very well maintained and is beautiful.

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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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