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Dubai Museum

34 St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 1862
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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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34 St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 353 1862
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the place provides a very nice glimpse of the past, with various sections highlighting the progress over decades / years. It could have been made more engaging and interactive.

Thank dharmendra_spcnl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really nice little museum that gave us a great history of the city. I suggest going early on in your trip so you have a good understanding of the city itself.

Thank Emma L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A visit to the Dubai Museum is enough to understand the history of the region over a couple of millennia.

Thank SSRaju
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of best best museum i have seen.Its entry ticket was only 3 Durham which was very cheap as comprision to other places and its shows a journey of UAE Emirates on one place.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting it was a very quick tour. It was interesting to look the area in Old Dubai, looking at the foundations of Dubai and how the people used to live and how Dubai was established and to look at the comparisons of Old Dubai...More

Thank maxine273
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Entrance fee is 3AED/ per. À place which takes you to the old Dubai. Old Sand view, boats, beds... gives you a vision of the old Dubai Geetha

Thank Geetha03
Reviewed 5 days ago

So cheap to go to this museum (about £4 for 2 of us!!) but not much to see. Some nice displays but nothing very impressive. We walked round it in about 40mins as not a lot to see. Wouldn't recommend. Although informative don't think you...More

Thank emmanicola
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We made a visit to Dubai Museum and if I'm honest I was a little disappointed. The museum showed us how it was in Dubai of old and how it became Dubai now. Not overly exciting, and the kids were bored. Our visit was part...More

Thank sara_davy2329
Reviewed 5 days ago

its a monument which shows how dubai was and how dubai is now. in the middle of meena bazaar, with nominal entry ticket it shows half an hour of history of dubai trade and lifestyle in 1960s.

Thank harshchief
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place which show how much ancient people worked to make Dubai rich.Know their history, how they made ships, how they brought oil

Thank Parmita b
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
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Selven C
27 March 2017|
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Response from Harrison-Platton | Reviewed this property |
Buy it at the entrance.
13 June 2016|
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Response from Ross G | Reviewed this property |
With Eid expected to be between September 11 and 14, you're almost guaranteed it'll be closed for at least one day in that window. Eid, though, is dependant on moon sighting in the next fortnight, which will give 40 days... More
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Response from Justin M | Reviewed this property |
Depends where your staying. Taxis are always a good first move this way ur garrentied to get to your hotel. Then from there u have trains, buses, tramps, boats (ab_bra)a brand Taxis. Once u cleared customs and come out, u... More