Dubai Museum overview
The Dubai Museum is located in the south part of the Dubai Creek. The museum is located within the Al Fahidi Fort, which was built in 1787. The fort is the oldest building in Dubai. In the 1700s it was used for defense purposes. While Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum was ruling Dubai, he renovated the fort. Since then, it has been home to the Dubai Museum.
At the Dubai Museum, visitors can learn about the history and culture of Dubai. The tour of the museum begins with a video depicting the history of Dubai from the 1930s to the 2000s. Next guests enter a mock souk where they can see replicas of shops from early Dubai. Further into the museum replicas demonstrate what life was like at school in Dubai, in the desert and at sea. The Dubai Museum features many ancient artifacts including pottery and weapons, some dating back to the third millennium BC.
Saturday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fridays: 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
3 AED/.82 USD