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“Good little museum”
Review of Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum
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$39.00*
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Dubai Traditional City Tour
Ranked #69 of 369 things to do in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Worth the visit even though its in a middle of a 1960's shopping area. The museum is well laid out and if you go there on the big bus ask the driver and you will save the 3Dm entry fee. Take a nice slow walk round.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

I liked the museum very much, the history is explained very clearly on panels. There is air-conditioning inside and the information you find is sufficient, clear and not too overwhelming: it tells about the past, the booming years and the future but also about the culture and local vegetation and animals.

The entrance fee is only 3DRH, which is less than 1USD/EUR.

Certainly worth while!

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We visited Dubai Musuem after just walking around, very cheap entrance fee, only 6dhs (approx £1.20) for 2 adults. The musuem itself was very interesting, showing all the history of Dubai and how it became what it is today. I think you could do several visits before you read everything that is in there. The gallery underground tells you from the early beginnings in video form, great. Good gift shop at the end too, with many varied gifts for a reasonable price. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Our taxi tour guide took us here as part of his organised tour. Prior to his suggestion we didn't know much about it and hadn't planned to visit, however it was worth the visit and answered many questions we had about Dubai and its history. The underground gallery was excellent, the displays were really informative. Our children loved it too (6yo and 5yo) and were very excited by the whole experience. Unfortunately we didn't have the opportunity to read the displays in full but I would suggest that you give yourself at least an hour to wander and read at a leisurely pace. Definitely put this museum on your Dubai itinerary.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

ohh its really nice where you can imagine how was dubai before all the things they make it and its looks like a real but its quite small if its little big then it will be great

Date of experience: September 2012
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