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Dubai Museum

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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.
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Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Al Souk Al Kabir
+971 4 353 1862
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lawmany
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KrishnaveniS9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank parisjbaby
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very positively surprised by the museum whilst you got underground. The first part is not impressive, but ones the story is told....yes, very interesting

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 11Kenzo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG... it was so beautiful. So real.... the art work was amazing.... the videos to display real life work. It's so far the best on my List. Kudos Guys.... I'd sure take my kids there

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank agbanih
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in an old fortress,entrance fee is just 3diram,located not far from Dubai creek. Features some full size replicas of traditional boats plus a mockup of living quarters in previous eras.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited last year since tickets are cheap. It showcases how Dubai became what it is today. Everyone can learn the rich culture and diversity of Dubai.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Tiyo P
March 15, 2018|
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Response from PBPG | Reviewed this property |
Is this a question or a review? Yes went underground, 75% of the museum is there..
March 14, 2018|
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Yes very safe, Dubai is one of the safest city’s I have been in.
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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
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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!
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Ski Dubai Go karting - dubai autodrome Madinat souk - some nice restaurants with great views of the burj al arab - great place to take photos
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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
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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,,,,,
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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|
Response frommichelleindubai|
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