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Dubai Museum

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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
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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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The culture of the Emirates

A fine museum to collect informations about the old culture of Dubai Emirates. Nice information of the history. A place tourist must visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Moss Municipality, Norway
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Mitchellville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice hour visit walking through the museum to review their history. Can take pics indoor and outdoor of the fort building. Nice gift shop as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited the museum on 2 occasions. it is small, but very good. It shows the way Dubai used to be. I went as part of the half gay city tour, but you can visit on your own.

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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Learned a lot from this museum. Must visit to learn the history and culture of Dubai. Wear something comfortable.

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Moss Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fine museum to collect informations about the old culture of Dubai Emirates. Nice information of the history. A place tourist must visit.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dubai Museum is located within the Dubai Fort, the oldest surviving building from Dubai city's past. There is a lot of history to see and learn from here. You need at least a couple of hours to take in the history properly. There's a lot to see both inside and outside. Scenes from the past such as shops, clothing, weaponry,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didnt find it that interesting. U could utilise it to visit another attraction.... There is not much to see at the museum...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most of the exhibits reminded me of ones I have seen in small town museums. Some of the figures were kind of scary when illuminated by a flash. The presentation of the history was done well. We loved the pearl diving exhibit. Parking was difficult to find, but when we found some the museum, nearby souks and water taxis were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Dubai museum is accessible for only 5 DHS. The museum gives visitors a taste of the local Emirati culture from the traditional clothing, weapons, activities, to the animals or creatures that are found in the desert.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its small but interested if possible stop by and see the artifacts and the Arab way of life in the oldeer days

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A good time pass when Ur a travelling a new place. I got to see so many places and learn so much about their culture. This museum is located in the All.Fahidi fort which was built in 1787 and it is the oldest &still existing monuments in Dubai. The museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai itself. This museum shows... More 

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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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