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“Nothing to see !” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum
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$39.00*
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Dubai Traditional City Tour
Ranked #35 of 386 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.
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“Nothing to see !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

There was nothing to see , Visiting there couldn't satisfy me . i was regretted from being there . Dubai has not history at all . You must enjoy from its modernism .

Visited February 2012
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“hidden underground”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Museum is set in an interesting fort, but it looks small on the groud. Most stuff is actually hidden underground and it's interesting to explore. An hour is enough for a quick walk through.

Visited November 2012
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“Don't miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Don't miss this little piece of history. It will not take you long to experience this museum as it has a nice size, not too big and certainly not boring.
Dubai is a MODERN place, and some tourists thinks it lacks history! This is not a fair judgement, it has history but come on - if you really want history go some where else i.e. Muscat in Oman.

The museum will only charge 1 Dirham for the entrance fee.
From here you can take the abra (old wooden boat) to the other side of the creek, this will also cost 1 Dirham per person. And you can walk from here to the Gold Souk and the Spice Souk. However this place it full of tourists looking for old history!
I prefer the new Dubai, what Dubai is famous for.

Visited November 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Amazing History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is the best museum I have ever visited. The way they portray their history is unbelievable. So much to see and learn and not enough time!

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“Cultural history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

I didn't really plan to go to the Museum, but the taxi driver suggested it was close by as he dropped me off at the Gold Souk. Let me say it was BETTER then the Gold and Spice markets because it provided a cultural insight to how Dubai has grown and changed in the past decades.

After visiting the market, I walked to where all the boats were docked and was asked to pay 1 dirham to cross - the boat probably wouldn't meet pass stringent safety standards but it was going so slow I felt safe. After getting off the boat - finding the museum was more difficult then I expected because I was given directions to walk down small windy streets, thankfully I bumped into a German couple and we eventually found the place after stopping to ask locals. Most of the other museum visitors were tourist groups so I don't think its common to just go wandering off in the streets by yourself. After exiting the Museum, I found it difficult to find a taxi even after seeking assistance from Museum security guard. I eventually traced my steps back to the boat dock and found locals who directed me to the metro about a 15min walk.

Entry is really cheap and although I found some of the wax displays a bit tacky, I really just enjoyed reading the signs and learning about the history - it was a nice break from shopping and glitzy hotels and architecture.

Visited October 2012
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