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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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14:00 - 20:30
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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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It was well organized and informative. A welcome refuge from a hot sun as well! It is often difficult to remember long historical descriptions provided by the guides. So visual... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went in Dubai Museum for 2 times and it's totally worth a visit. 3 dirhams for the entrance, it's cheaper compared here in Italy. I suggest to put this first in their itenerary to those who are visiting Dubai. It's the most important thing to do whenever visiting a country to know their history and cultures. It seems that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to start any visit to Dubai, as it gives a good background of how the country was created and what life was like before the discovery of oil. It is also in a really interesting part of town, with plenty of fun things to see nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For thus on a first time visit to Dubai or the Middle East this is a well worth visit to find out about the History of Dubai, UAE and the rest of the Middle East !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unlike any other place in Dubai it is cultural place. Start from past to today all Dubai history can be seen together.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was well organized and informative. A welcome refuge from a hot sun as well! It is often difficult to remember long historical descriptions provided by the guides. So visual sites, objects and photos were more effective and more memorable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Dubai Museum is a really good one. Sometimes these places can be a bit dry, but the exhibits here tell the story of the city very well. The only small issue is that it is quite dark and difficult to read the information plaques. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small museum. individual exhibits are cute and well designed. however, Dubai is one of the most stunning developments on the planet and you don't come away with a sense of history or awe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only 3 Dirhams (60p) and you get a good hour of interesting history about the UAE and Dubai. Some of the displays are bit childish, but the info boards are very informative. I was surprised how good this was, and so cheap.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is good to see how Dubai was only a relatively short number of years ago! Nice building and displays. A lot of hard work gone into a it to give a good impression of Old Dubai and culture!! The location is a bit far out from the centre and south side of Dubai. We also found it hard to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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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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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