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Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

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5,414 Reviews
Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi Street, Dubai

The Basics

Housed in Dubai’s oldest structure—built in 1787—the Dubai Museum gives visitors insight into a side of the city hard to imagine amid all the ultramodern skyscrapers. The museum is a highlight on many city tours, along with other popular Dubai attractions such as the Jumeirah Mosque, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek, and the Gold and Spice souks.

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Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour

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Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour
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$37.05 per adult
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"Cool" Dubai on summer morning
It was great tour. Our guide was very knowladgeble and fun to travel with. Very accomodating. 😀👍 .
Inessa_G, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Dubai

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Good experience to start off our trip!
Ja9sworld, Apr 2021
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It ended up being a private tour because of covid which was unexpected but nice. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and didn’t rush anything. We had an enjoyable time. The tour felt like a lot of driving but it’s just the nature of the city.
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Great guide!
Siobhan_E, Sep 2021
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Great tour, guide was very knowledgable! Perfect amount of time at each stop off. I would recommend!
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Great tour!
Karen_R, Sep 2021
Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour
Our tour guide was great, very knowledgeable! A must to get a feel and understanding for Dubai, outside of hotels and shopping. Really enjoyed the trip to the Mosque. Great value!
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Great tour!
Sam, Sep 2021
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Very professional and knowledgeable guides. Great tour made me feel like I better understood the city.
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DAOUDA_D, Sep 2021
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Extraordinary experience with a wonderful view on the whole city, with superb architecture and well organized visit
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Perfect tour
Mikey, Sep 2021
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Very good city tour !Didnt last forever, just enough time. Guide was knowledgeable, funny and patient. I would have preferred if they had a mic in the guide so everyone could here the guide
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Perfect for people who...
Evgeniy_N, Aug 2021
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Perfect for people who are visiting city for a first time. The most instagramable places except the frame
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Very happy trip
iolanda_J, Aug 2021
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All the experience às great, all the place i have Ben os fantastic. The guide Nimesh as the star of this experience. Very friendly, só candy, a big humain being. Always very atencious, very well comunicate whit US. Hi knows very well Dubai e aroud Dubai. I really apriciate that
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Very complete tour of Dubai
Pau_L, Aug 2021
Half Day Dubai City Sightseeing Tour
My partner and I really enjoyed the Dubai tour since it covers the most relevant places and our tour's guide Jay explained everything very well. I strongly recommend it if you want to know Dubai better
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Best way to sample Emirati cuisine is with a local
ANDREW_B, Aug 2021
The 10 Tastings of Dubai With Locals: Private Food Tour
Our tour was fulfilling and filling. Melwyn, our friendly guide, exposed us to a wide range of delicious Emirati cuisine. His English was excellent and he shared his knowledge of Dubai culture with us. We also had a nice visit to markets in old Dubai and a boat ride on Dubai Creek. Communication was excellent. Melwyn reached out to confirm the time and meeting place. Highly recommend this tour and guide.
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Fatoumata_B, Aug 2021
Half Day Dubai City Sightseeing Tour
It was a good experience. Our guide Jay explained to us the history of Dubai. I got sick during the tour and the guides handled it very well. Thank you
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Sparkling lights of Dubai
Alexander_G, Jul 2021
Dubai Night Circuit with Dubai Fountain !! Dubai City Tour at Night Lights !!
Great experience, that covers most of the "must see" stops. The guide was very friendly,knowledgeable and flexible. See Dubai at night and enjoy the fountain shows!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Dubai Museum is a must-see for history buffs.

  • See the museum as part of a city sightseeing tour, with stops at several other popular attractions.

  • The Dubai Museum is accessible to wheelchair users, but there are some steep walkways that may require assistance for manual wheelchairs.

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How to Get There

To reach the Dubai Museum, either walk along Al Fahidi Street through the backstreets of Bastakia or make your way there from Bur Dubai Souq. The Dubai Museum is a short walk from both the Bhubaiba and Fahidi bus and metro stations. Limited free public parking is also available.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily (limited hours on Fridays) except for during Ramadan, when the museum remains closed on Fridays. Despite being in the oldest building in Dubai, the museum is completely air-conditioned, making it a perfect way to spend an hour or so during the hottest part of the afternoon.

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History of Al Fahidi Fort

Located on the southern shores of Dubai Creek, the 200-year-old Al Fahidi Fort was built at what was then the edge of urban Dubai to lend protection to the city. Throughout its history, the building served as an arsenal for weapons and artillery, and as a prison before it became a museum in 1971.

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