Dubai Museum

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Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : Adult - AED 3,
Child (under 6 years) - AED 1

Timings : Saturday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM,
Friday: 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dubai Museum, Dubai Overview

Nestled in the Al-Fahidi Fort, this magnificent museum of Dubai was built in 1787 and is the oldest building in the Emirate. Restored in the year 1971 by the ruler of Dubai and then extensively renovated in 1995, today this beautiful architecture houses the city's heritage and many important historical events. While the main aim of the museum is to present the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai, it also showcases fascinating old maps of the Emirates and Dubai explaining the giant expansion of the region after the oil boom.

The exhibits in the museum vary from many traditional boats and a palm-leaf house to Emirati wind-tower. Various galleries in the complex display the general culture of the land mainly emphasizing the 1800s. Emirati musical instruments, plethora of artifacts exchanged from African and Asian countries and the 3,000-4,000-year-old graves at Al Qusais archaeological site will baffle you with its past.

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Tickets and pricing Information

Adults: AED 3
Children (Above 6 years): AED 1 

Tour Guide Price: Free

Dress Code

There is no dress code. 

But it is advisable to wear more conservative and respectful attire since the museum attracts a lot of children and Emirati families. 

Top Exhibits at the Dubai Museum

  1. The Monuments Wing: Almost prehistoric artefacts on pottery, tombs, weapons and more ancient commodities. The pottery collection is a highlight here.
  2. The Wings of Dubai: This exhibit gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of the settlers in the region before they discovered oil with multiple replicas of people doing daily tasks.
  3. A 1950's Market: Another replication of a lifestyle, this gives visitors insight on how the markets were more than 70 years ago. One can also see what Souqs looked like originally.
  4. Traditional Homes: Although the Al Fahidi area has plenty of ancient Emirati homes, this gives a more realistic look with the exhibits set up to look like people were living there.
  5. Oasis Wing & Desert at Night: Visitors see the desert wildlife here as well.

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