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Dubai Museum

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The Creek
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Address: Al Fahidi St | 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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Nice museum

Based close to the metro Al Fahidi station and with a with small entrance fee which makes a big difference compared to the other attraction's entrance fee's. Small and nicely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Liaqat H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Based close to the metro Al Fahidi station and with a with small entrance fee which makes a big difference compared to the other attraction's entrance fee's. Small and nicely presented with a nice gift shop at the end

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a nice tour in the Dubai Museum, did not expect that inside was big. It just happened that my youngest baby was walking so fast that I did not have the chance to take more photos of those lovely things inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend to visit it to see how people in UAE used to live in old time and the old houses old jobs of emirates people

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the history of Old Dubai here. It is well thought out and great for teaching with children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon the museum by mistake as we were walking through the markets and bazars and so happy we did. The entrance was not expensive and there is lots to see. The museum is very informative and includes tons of information about Dubai and the people who live there. There is even a small area that has AC which... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing to see.Dubai is great for its expensive and luxury hotels and entertainment but definitely their cultural heritage is very poor.If u want to lose your time its ok but nothing to be seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great little museum to have a look at that shows how Dubai evolved . For only 2 dirham it's definitely worth it . It's got great air con underneath which is great .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

\my husband, son and i came here for a visit. It was very crowded the day we were here, it was part of a tour so we only had about 30 minutes to see the place. It was an old fort and had many interesting artifacts and depictions of the Arab way of life many many years ago. It would... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing great in this museum, it is boring to see this place. But just gives an idea about history of Dubai,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

the museum is actually an old fort. It has a big yard inside with old cannons etc. Then you go underground. It has many rooms which look like the old city. You can see people working in their shops and listrn tp their voices. Interactive. Very nice a big room lighted blue which is like being underwater. You can see... 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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