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Dubai Museum

Al Fahidi 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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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 353 1862
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a small and very busy museum so I'd recommend going as close to opening as possible. Provides a very good history of Dubai, although the layout makes it difficult to move around when there are lots of people. Some of the info panels...More

Thank Jared K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good place to get to know UAE culture better. Recommend to visit if you are doing kind of city tour. Entrance fee is only 3 AED

Thank Ksu M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Much to our pleasant surprise, the museum is significantly big from the inside with wonderful displays of UAE history. Lots of information boards that help you take a trip down the history lane along with life like statues and sculptures. Definitely worth a visit for...More

Thank Sundus S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a small but perfect spot to start your time off in Dubai. Great price and a great overview of old life in the area. Got an hour to space and your set

Thank GlobalClaudia
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the place where you can get to know the history of Dubai city. This city has grown up enormously in recent times and the hard work they did to stand as one of the most visited cities in the world is really appreciable...More

Thank Sush76
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although small was very worth the small amount it costs to get in. The way it’s set out is nice so you get to walk around and see everything

Thank billybilly1
Reviewed 2 days ago

It has a very detailed information on Dubai history, how it started, who and when. The diorama really describes the day to day life in Dubai. The parking is really hard. Even if you live in Dubai, taxi will be a much easier transportation to...More

Thank NonaWidya
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The dhow upstairs in the yard of the old museum house is no indication of what awaits underground. A really good museum on UAE life with excellent sets. The birds hanging from the ceiling need restoring and dusting..otherwise a good use of an hour and...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is based round the fort that was built to protect the water source. The fort itself is very impressive though largely rebuilt. Underground there are some very good displays of how life used to be like. For the deserts bits there is even...More

Thank PBPG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They have everything you need to know about Dubai. From 1950s to today, it helps me a lot to know how people lived, studied and worked. They did a good job to introduce to us their city

Thank KhanhNgocDuong
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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Hsiu-Hsiang Y
16 January 2018|
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Response from shibliab | Reviewed this property |
I was in a group of five men, all from the USA, who just walked around and explored the exhibits in the Museum. It took us about an hour to cover all the floors and display rooms. All the exhibits are very clearly labelled... More
22 August 2017|
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Response from Sangeetha M | Reviewed this property |
It takes around 1 hour or more to see around..Depends on ur interest in the place....
22 August 2017|
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Response from wgalicaya | Reviewed this property |
yes there are a lot of resto nearby. there's also a convenience store or if you prefer fine dining, there is also a resto nearby. you will likely spent an hour for this or less.