Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort

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Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort

Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
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8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Al Fahidi
How to get there
  • Al Fahidi • 7 min walk
  • Al Ras • 9 min walk
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Geo G
Draper, UT472 contributions
From old to new
Aug 2021
Nice to learn the history of Dubai to appreciate the great foresight of its leaders. From the old city to the fabulous metropolis it is today.
Written September 1, 2021
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nicole p
Atlanta, GA117 contributions
Check to make sure it is really Open before going
Aug 2021
I can't rate it past the exterior view .. because it was CLOSED. It showed as Open on Google and there was a recent review and Viator has tours that include the museum available. We were fooled. When we arrived there was a sign on the door. "We'll be back soon" ... and so we went to the Souk, came back and - no ... it was still closed. We later asked around and found out it is either closed due to COVID or closed for renovations.

So - my recommendation ... have the hotel call for you to make sure it really is open. The Souk nearby is ok to visit, not much besides spices that are from the UAE. Clothing had a "Made in India" tags...
Written August 16, 2021
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AskJamieTurner
Atlanta, GA25 contributions
A fun experience for history buffs.
Apr 2021 • Solo
If you like history and enjoy learning about people and culture, this is a fun experience. Very kid friendly but also amazing for adults. It has dioramas that help illustrate the history of Dubai in 3 dimensions. I really enjoyed my visit here.
Written May 28, 2021
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California_momofsix
Fairfield1,073 contributions
Nicely restored fort
Mar 2021
Great photo opportunity in Old Dubai. A beautifully restored fort from the outside, we only stopped by for a couple of pictures. The museum was still closed (possibly due to Covid) which was disappointing so check before you go.
Written May 10, 2021
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada1,943 contributions
There is a Past
Feb 2020
The great modern city of Dubai often let others forget there was a past. This small museum gives a good pictorial history of Dubai, from a small fishing village. Once completed, just go outside this old town and visit places on both sides of the Dubai creek.
Written January 30, 2021
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Osman Elshabrawy
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
History is reserved
Jun 2020 • Family
Very interesting historical place. We saw how was dubai before which shows us a big contrast between today and yesterday. You must visit while in Dubai.
Written January 1, 2021
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Kevin M
Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States226 contributions
A Standard History Museum
Jan 2020
As a history museum, I felt Dubai Museum to be pretty standard in what it has on display. Some of the bigger exhibits are found in the underground level, and showcase the society and industries of the pre-modern UAE. The newer museums in the nearby al-Shindagha Heritage Village are more specialised and fascinating. Still, the old fort it was built into is lovely, despite the cramped corridors and the surrounding city outside. If you're interested, I recommend visiting this museum sooner in your trip, both to get a basic understanding of the region, and to set your expectations a little lower.
Written December 31, 2020
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abizer p
Mumbai, India170 contributions
Good for history
Dec 2020 • Family
A very nice peaful.place. there are lovely art galleries to see. Interesting museums like coin khanjar and coffee museums .You ll love walking around looking at buildings . Very helpful security staff. Few musems are closed.because of Covid.
Written December 18, 2020
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Amir's Princely Views
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
Learn the Past of Dubai
Mar 2020
Visit was prior to pandemic. There was a long line of history fanatics. Who would not be intrigued at how from humble beginnings that Dubai has risen and is now considered one of the modern and futuristic location in the entire world.
Written November 21, 2020
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Lynette S
Brisbane, Australia167 contributions
More Than Meet the Eye
Oct 2019 • Couples
This museum is housed in Dubai Fort & is very cheap to visit. At the beginning you tour through the old fort, looking at exhibits. Originally, we thought, ‘oh well you get what you pay for’. Then as you head further down into the fort, you come across a modern museum, telling the story of the development & history of Dubai. It was very well done & we spent a couple of hours here, immersed in Dubai’s history. Highly recommend if you are a history buff like me.
Written September 13, 2020
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Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort is open:
  • Fri - Fri 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Sat - Thu 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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