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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: Al Fahidi St | Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 4 353 1862
Today
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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What I loved about this place is that you get a great sense of what Dubai was like before it became the great metropolis it is today, when it was just a trading and fishing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely museum you can get great photos of the boat outside..indiyde it is very well done with great descriptions of everything some lovely spots for photos with a visit

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's more to Dubai than shopping! So, if you have time for only one cultural activity, I highly recommend you consider a visit to the Dubai Museum: you'll learn a great deal in 30-60 minutes.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What I loved about this place is that you get a great sense of what Dubai was like before it became the great metropolis it is today, when it was just a trading and fishing outpost before the latter half of the 20th century. It is easy to just enjoy the modern city with its skyscrapers, aquariums, skiing and fine... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nicely constructed museum, educative , shares the value and culture of Dubai & its existence. Dubai apparently a small village..to learn more about visit it

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Thank Ishan M
Leabrook, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good way to get a taste of the culture and history of the Middle East. Spend a couple of hours wandering the exhibits. Shows the way of life of the desert people, interesting artefacts and displays. A stop on the hop on hop off bus. Worth a visit. Admission fee reasonable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Museum has a wide variety of exhibits on older Emirate customs and lifestyles. Rooms are small so that it seemed more crowded than it was.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its cheap to enter and fairly interesting. Pretty small and some of the exhibits are pretty cheap looking.Like actually hanging from the ceiling with string! Nice to see if you are in the area but not worth the effort to go there on its own. Compared to museums in the UK its pretty tame stuff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one nice place to be in. The outer view is very small but it is good in the basement. although the direction signs are poor but if you have interest to know more about history of Dubai it is a must see. dont forget to visit the Arabian Tea House Cafe which is at walking distance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the museum as one of the stops on the city sightseeing bus and found it worthy, not only as a way to shos visitors how Dubai was before the oil boom as well as to bring to life some of the customs and traditions of the area. Also a very interesting exhibition on artifacts found in the area... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed it as you always wonder the origins of this modern beautiful city. It gives the details of this ancient civilization to the modernization due to the vision of its leaders.

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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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