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Dubai Museum

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Neighbourhood:
The Creek
As featured in 3 Days in Dubai and 3 other guides
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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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08:30 - 20:30
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Hours:
Fri 14:00 - 20:30
Sat - Thu 08:30 - 20:30
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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Know the history!

Dubai museum its a must place to visit ! It's give timeline of how dubai before the time of glamorous and high rise building If you bring your own car bear in mind with parking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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91 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is one of the few old buildings in Dubai. It gives a snapshot of the Emirates history but could do with updating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice museum that's well done! The indoor underground portion of the museum was very informative and laid out a thorough visual explanation of the history of the city.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dubai museum its a must place to visit ! It's give timeline of how dubai before the time of glamorous and high rise building If you bring your own car bear in mind with parking space it's very hard to find there ! I think they should update their showcase!

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a good look at the exhibits inside and outside. Rich in culture with well thought out cellars displaying local and ancient activities connected with Dubai culture.Very reasonably priced ,3 AED only per ticket.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying in Arabian Courtyard hotel opposite to Dubai Museum. Beautiful well managed museum depicting history of Dubai. Main museum is underground. Lighting should improve. It show old culture in Dubai. Al Fahidi fort is in same complex. Opens from 8.30AM to 8.30PM daily Entry ticket is AED 3 . There is a souvenir shop & washrooms facility at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Too small place it is but you will find little history about the Dubai,they charge 3aed per person and yes don't plan to visit his place on fridays.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The artifacts and picture are kept nicely, but the lighing arrangement could be better. Space is to short and in most of the time it is crowded. Entry fee is Dh3. But it is a must visit place in Dubai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

very fast view of what dubai used to be 30 u ears ago but lovely place to visit went with friends and they loved it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum in the old part of Dubai contains many exhibitions displayed in an interesting way. At dusk thousands of starling fly around the courtyard. If you use the hop on off bus the driver may give you a free ticket for the museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great museum, very cheap to get in. Make sure you have the correct money as they don't give change (3AED each). They wouldn't take the change as a donation either, so we had to wait until someone had loose coins, so we could have our change. (There were others in the same boat as us!) - anyhow, super little museum.... 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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