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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 4 353 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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The culture of the Emirates

A fine museum to collect informations about the old culture of Dubai Emirates. Nice information of the history. A place tourist must visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Moss Municipality, Norway
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middlengland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small museum. individual exhibits are cute and well designed. however, Dubai is one of the most stunning developments on the planet and you don't come away with a sense of history or awe.

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Aylesbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only 3 Dirhams (60p) and you get a good hour of interesting history about the UAE and Dubai. Some of the displays are bit childish, but the info boards are very informative. I was surprised how good this was, and so cheap.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is good to see how Dubai was only a relatively short number of years ago! Nice building and displays. A lot of hard work gone into a it to give a good impression of Old Dubai and culture!! The location is a bit far out from the centre and south side of Dubai. We also found it hard to... More 

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Mitchellville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice hour visit walking through the museum to review their history. Can take pics indoor and outdoor of the fort building. Nice gift shop as well.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited the museum on 2 occasions. it is small, but very good. It shows the way Dubai used to be. I went as part of the half gay city tour, but you can visit on your own.

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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Learned a lot from this museum. Must visit to learn the history and culture of Dubai. Wear something comfortable.

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Moss Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fine museum to collect informations about the old culture of Dubai Emirates. Nice information of the history. A place tourist must visit.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dubai Museum is located within the Dubai Fort, the oldest surviving building from Dubai city's past. There is a lot of history to see and learn from here. You need at least a couple of hours to take in the history properly. There's a lot to see both inside and outside. Scenes from the past such as shops, clothing, weaponry,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I didnt find it that interesting. U could utilise it to visit another attraction.... There is not much to see at the museum...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most of the exhibits reminded me of ones I have seen in small town museums. Some of the figures were kind of scary when illuminated by a flash. The presentation of the history was done well. We loved the pearl diving exhibit. Parking was difficult to find, but when we found some the museum, nearby souks and water taxis were... 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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