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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%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is not big and most tours only give you a short stop. We took our time and had a couple of large tour groups go through. The entry fee is only $3AED per person and you can spend as little or as long...More

Thank Thebuttinski
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Reviewed yesterday

I took mum time, and glad I did. Much information, and they cover history, culture, economics, religion, natural features - pretty much everything.

Thank Galen R
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum, which was opened in 1971, features galleries that recreate historic Arab houses, mosques, Souks, date farms and desert and marine life. It also includes an exhibit on pearl diving, with sets of pearl merchants weights, scales and sieves

Thank Nazia K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dubai museum does give an insight into the past of Dubai however the museum per-say doesn't fit into the overall Dubai Theme...'The grandest, The biggest'. But i guess, at 3 AED or so entrance fee, one couldn't ask for more.

Thank urbuddyno1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on our last day as was advised to visit by some friends. We couldn't believe the price 3 AED per person (60p) it was very well done and informative. We both enjoyed our visit.

Thank JohnPaul78
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting, modern display of the history of this area. Lots of video's & interactive displays downstairs. Limited displays upstairs (which is good when it is Summer!) Downstairs is (mostly) very well airconditioned. Lots of displays. Lots of rooms to look through. Lots of...More

Thank Ross B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was very realistic. They had life-like portrayals of desert nomads, pearl drivers and bedouins. Even sand on the paths between exhibits. Sound effects. Relics of cannon balls, ancient dhow fishing boat, mummies found in the desert. Kids would love this. They also had...More

Thank qcliffyindiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

everything still kept well and taken care of. Very informative and show a rich culture of Dubai and loved every moment of it.

Thank morwaswit
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of information and a great lay out. Only 3 AED to enter and well worth the visit. The exhibition it really done well and is very interesting. I would recommend it if you have 2 hours free.

Thank KearaWillSeetheWorld
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dubai museum has 2 buildings, underground museum and yard. I came late around 4:00 pm upstairs was closed. So advised to come early. It’s all about young history and tradition how residents were collecting pearls, cultural exhibits including in millennium ancient years. If you want...More

Thank Etern G
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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
...More
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Tiyo P
15 March 2018|
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Response from PBPG | Reviewed this property |
Is this a question or a review? Yes went underground, 75% of the museum is there..
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14 March 2018|
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Response from Markispurs | Reviewed this property |
Yes very safe, Dubai is one of the safest city’s I have been in.
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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
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