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Dubai Museum

The origins of Arabia on show

Visit the Dubai Museum and encounter colourful dioramas and enlightening historic exhibits. Housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, this is the oldest existing building in the city, and is a must-visit for a taste of old Dubai.

Built in 1787, this fort was once a monarch base, a force of defence, a weapons arsenal and prison, before being renovated during the reign of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

In 1971 – the same year the United Arab Emirates was formed, the fort reopened as Dubai Museum.

Showcasing Dubai’s history and its original heritage, you can get a glimpse of everyday life before the discovery of oil. The galleries recreate historic local houses, mosques, souks, date farms, desert and marine life.

You can also explore the rich history of pearl-diving in the region, including actual weights and scales used at the time. In fact, items dating as far back as 3000BC are on show, carefully preserved and cared for to ensure even more longevity.

See the vast difference between the old and modern Dubai – which developed over just a few years. You’ll find the Dubai Museum at the southern end of the Dubai Creek.

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Dubai Museum

Visit the Dubai Museum and encounter colourful dioramas and enlightening historic exhibits. Housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, this is the oldest existing building in the city, and is a must-visit for a taste of old Dubai.

Built in 1787, this fort was once a monarch base, a force of defence, a weapons arsenal and prison, before being renovated during the reign of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

In 1971 – the same year the United Arab Emirates was formed, the fort reopened as Dubai Museum.

Showcasing Dubai’s history and its original heritage, you can get a glimpse of everyday life before the discovery of oil. The galleries recreate historic local houses, mosques, souks, date farms, desert and marine life.

You can also explore the rich history of pearl-diving in the region, including actual weights and scales used at the time. In fact, items dating as far back as 3000BC are on show, carefully preserved and cared for to ensure even more longevity.

See the vast difference between the old and modern Dubai – which developed over just a few years. You’ll find the Dubai Museum at the southern end of the Dubai Creek.

+97143531862 https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dubai Museum/@25.2632325,55.297218799999996
Dubai Museum +97143531862 info@dubaiculture.ae Al Fahidi St, Bur Dubai - Opposite Grand Mosque - Dubai 55.2972188 25.2632325 Sun to Thu & Sat from 08:30 to 20:30, Fri from 14:30 to 20:3 https://www.visitdubai.com/-/media/dctcm/pois/dubai%20museum/thumb%20image/dubaimuseum105x105jpg.jpg
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    Opening Timing : Sun to Thu & Sat from 08:30 to 20:30, Fri from 14:30 to 20:3

    Address : Al Fahidi St, Bur Dubai - Opposite Grand Mosque - Dubai

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