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Dubai Museum

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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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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Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely a must-see in Dubai. You learn a lot and it’s also not boring at all! They did a great job with this museum, especially if you look at the price (3 AED = les than 1 euro) We spend about an hour in here.

Thank ManouF16
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dubai is more than the magnificent modern city and emirate we all know. The museum is a mix of fixed and interactive displays that show the development of Dubai over a relatively short period of time. From fishing village to mega city. I loved the...More

Thank ClockmakersWife
Reviewed 3 days ago

Museum is consisted with a former-fort area, and exhibition buildings. Inside the main building, there are a lot of settings to show how people used to be living in Dubai until a few decade ago? Which amazed me how fast this area has changed recently......More

Thank S4542YGvisitor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The historic building is home to a wide variety of life size dioramas that depict Emirati life from a bygone era. View the traditional scenes of Arab households,souks and mosques. Well worth the money spent.

Thank jengar11
Reviewed 6 days ago

Can understand history and culture of UAE but not same as museum what we expected. So visit with other places together.

Thank Hyug L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum has been set up really well with many full sized scenes set up with life like figurines. It shows the history so well but is mostly unair conditioned so go in the cooler mornings. unfortunately the disabled toilet needs maintenance. staff were very...More

Thank Judy N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visit was part of our tour. The museum gives you a good insight on the culture of UAE. Went in September and it was a little warm in there. I was told must places keep the air really cold but this was not the case....More

Thank Charl0tte2012
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

And the blast is how the fishermen and oyster/ pearl finders found oil & made a fortune out of it. It’s all a vision clubbed with a dream to progress to this extent. The museum displays the past, present & future . It’s indeed scary...More

Thank Sagareeka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You probably know the story, big city in a few decades. But it’s worth a visit anyway. Dubai museum is a nice little getaway from the big city and a great way to see the story up close.

Thank 235kristianl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is an absolute delight for any tourist who wishes to get a deep insight into the history of United Arab Emirates

Thank sharjeelcool
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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
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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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Yes very safe, Dubai is one of the safest city’s I have been in.
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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