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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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A Glimpse of History on Dubai's Heritage Tour
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
34 St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 353 1862
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Reviewed yesterday

Dubai Museum is mainly wax figures that exhibit the life of the people before discovering oil, their professions, costumes, traditions and some real jewellery is displayed. It's a relatively small museum compared to many others. There is a souvenir shop if you are interested to...More

Thank Romaica
Reviewed yesterday

To be fair, we visited as part of a city tour so it was difficult to spend too much time admiring the displays. Might be better to attend when you have a few hours. Just up from Dubai Creek, so best to make an afternoon/evening...More

Thank Fnick_Perth
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would recommend visiting this museum, just for the fact that it housed in the oldest existing building in Dubai, but I found the exhibits describing the history and life in Dubai before the oil boom to be rather dull and unintelligent. The text describing...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 3 days ago

If there is no long cue, do it. Nice to see. Nice set up, a little bit dark. Good to get a high level overview of the Dubai history.

Thank 860anked
Reviewed 3 days ago

Originally I had read reviews and decided not to go in. However, it only costs 3 Dirhams and was one of the best things I did in 4 days in Dubai. The castle and the outdoor parts are neat, but it is quite impressive what...More

Thank McEasy
Reviewed 4 days ago

After spending one day amidst the skyscrapers & malls of modern Dubai we decided to spend our second day seeing the older parts. The museum was an excellent starting place as it taught us much about Dubai's past. Well worth a visit.

Thank SMOGtraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Come here only if you'll be in the area for something else. This place takes about an hour or so to walk through. Some displays are quite informative like those of an old dwelling. It's nice to see how people keep cool during the summer...More

Thank SolarSoar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dubai musuem was once a residence of the royal family. Musuem is very modern with nice presentation and videos. It shows how Dubai evolved from an pearl age to one of the most modern and smart cities in the world. Ticket is pretty reasonable and...More

Thank Lokeshs121
Reviewed 5 days ago

After visiting the Souk Market we walked here because it was so close, about a 10-15 min. walk max. It really shows how far the country and culture has changed in the last 50-60 years. From the outside it doesn't look as big as it...More

Thank 2marcopolos
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not much to see here as the history is limited. A nice way to spend 15 minutes not much more you can see.

Thank Zak H
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