Dubai Museum

The Al Fahidi Fort was built around 1799 to defend Dubai against invasion and is probably the oldest building in the city. Beautifully restored in the 1993 it now houses the Dubai Museum and offers a fascinating insight into the city’s heritage and culture.

Cannon at the Dubai Museum


Fishing Boat at the Dubai Museum

Fishing Boat

Pearl traders at the Dubai Museum

Pearl Traders


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Dubai Museum

Al Fahidi Street
Bur Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Nearest Metro Station(s): Al Fahidi

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. It is interesting to see how the city developed in recent years. Much of the museum is underground so it is a good place to escape from the heat. Entrance was only 3 AED and excellent value.

  2. It was very interesting to find out about the history of Dubai before it became a tourist hotspot. It’s based within an old fort and the entrance fee was really cheap. The exhibits are mainly dioramas. It was quite interesting to see how the city has developed from basically just a bit of desert to the sprawling metropolis it is today.

  3. I went to the Dubai Museum. It was very fascinating with lots of artefacts.

  4. This is a wonderful place to visit!

  5. In 1998 I visited Dubai for the first time and enjoyed a visit to the museum. My daughter and I spent a whole after-noon there and we found it was not enough time. There was so much to see! It would be nice if you could show a picture of the Al Fahidi Fort Museum!

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