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Dubai Museum
Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

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
Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour
star-4.5
$39.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Dubai tour
The blue mosque, cause it was the first time that I had been in a mosque and it was very nice. I liked it very much.
Yara_S, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Dubai

star-5
Day tour of Dubai
Declan_K, Sep 2021
Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour
Very informative and friendly guide. Good tour. Shame the Dubai museum was closed due to COVID restrictions
star-4
Once all pick up was done and we reached our big tour bus Kamar our tour guide was great.
Molly_C, Oct 2021
Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top
Trip started out a little bumpy. First driver was a few minutes late. He did not introduced himself. Wasn’t friendly not informative and missed his exit for the third pick up therefore we on the bus at the time, just drove around bored and we were getting a little annoyed
star-4
Watch your end time
DonnaL_J, Oct 2021
Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Well organized, enough stops but we got stranded at the last stop Souk Mandinate for 2 hours after 1600 pick up due to rush hour . Be conscious of the time you end your tour's
star-4
Mediocre at best
Beverly_S, Oct 2021
Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Disappointing that there is now only 1 loop running and that the commentary had not been updated for several years. I’m no so sure this is worth the cost at present
star-5
Wonderful experience.
Jaka_B, Oct 2021
Dubai City Half-Day City Tour
Everything was fantastic and both drives was perfect in explaining things. I love the places that they took us and I will miss Dubai.
star-5
Must do tour
Caroline_W, Oct 2021
Old and Modern Dubai City Tour with Dubai Frame Visit and Blue Mosque Visit
We absolutely loved the tour, our guide Aashiq was very knowledgeable, had a good sense of humor and made the tour a lasting memory! We saw a lot of different aspects of modern and old Dubai, he knew the best photo stops. The Dubai Frame was also a highlight, the view is spectacular and the glass floor was frightening but awesome! We can highly recommend this tour!
star-4
Remarkable experience…
Marvin_C, Oct 2021
Dubai half day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top
Remarkable views…simply amazing! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I would urge anyone that should have this opportunity to seize it! I will definitely do this again if I’m ever back in Dubai…definitely worth it!
star-5
Great full day trip 😍
Son_D, Sep 2021
Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top
It was an amazing Dubai full day tour . It covered everything you want to explore Dubai in one day especially for tourists who are first time visiting this city. The guide Kumar was very nice and professional. He did great job to guide tourists every place we came. I would highly recommended this tour to everyone. It can’t be missed when visiting Dubai.
star-5
Great tour of the city
Ben_M, Sep 2021
Private Tour: Dubai City Tour
Great tour of the city with a very informative and friendly tour guide, Snow. Would fully recommend.
star-4
Nice tour
Andrea_B, Sep 2021
Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour
Nice tour with knowledgeable guide. Good value for the price. Would be willing to pay a bit extra for admission into a few stops on the tour. Ie. Dubai frame
star-5
Great tour
William_S, Sep 2021
Dubai City Half-Day City Tour
Very informative tour. Great summary of all the main attractions on Dubái. Our guide Nimesh Kumara was very knowledgeable and had many anecdotes that helped us understand better the local culture. Well recommend tour if your first time in Dubái and wanted to have a sense of what the city is about and it’s history.
star-5
This tour was a highlight!
Joyce_J, Sep 2021
Private Old Dubai Walking Tour: Forts, Souks, and Boats
Before I booked this tour I read all the reviews and they were right! Pri is an incredibly knowledgeable, gracious and fun tour guide. I learned so much about the history and culture, and appreciated her enthusiasm. Highly recommend!

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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