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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: 34 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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Excellent venue for seeing the history of Dubai

The Dubai Museum provides insight into the development of Dubai. The admission price is only 3 Dirhams ($0.82USD) and is definitely worth the price of admission. The venue is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

i always think what culture must have come through a desert until i visited the dubai musium so lovely indeed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must visit. This is the place where you can best understand the city history plus its opens daily except friday with minimal entry fee.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Though I respect Dubai's history and it's transformation from mere a desert to most attractive emirate in the world but I really didn't like the museum. If you're on vacation, I'd suggest to remove this place from your list and spend that time in other place which is a must visit.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing much to review.Recent history and nothing exhibited worth seeing.wastage of time.Can spend in some other activity

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Dubai Museum provides insight into the development of Dubai. The admission price is only 3 Dirhams ($0.82USD) and is definitely worth the price of admission. The venue is surprisingly larger than it appears from the outside. A definite place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a small museum, but it's soughta a landmark in the middle of bur Dubai with the big boat in its front yard. It's a nice place to take kids and adults, the entry free is very nominal (cheaper than a shawarma) and gives a good insight into traditional Arabic culture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to many museums around the world as I love history and this has to be the least inspiring of the lot. It is small, cramped and some of the sections are so dark that it is difficult to see the displays. I went at 9am it was very crowded with bus loads of tourists. I am glad... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum captured the history of Dubai so well. One needs to visit the museam to appreciate the new Dubai😊

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit , if you would want to know about culture emirates . Very well articulated . Lots of pix to b taken

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent place to learn about Dubai's history and daily life. It is a lot bigger than it seems. mostly underground. Surrounding area is also very interesting

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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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