Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai

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See another side of Dubai at Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, detailing the history of the city and its people. Located within the grounds of a former fort--built in 1787, it is the oldest existing building in Dubai--the museum tells the story of trade and development in the city before the discovery of oil. Explore the main galleries for interesting exhibits and artifacts showing the local way of life, with particular focus on the 1800s and the independent traders and seafarers that lived in the port city at the time. Enjoy walking around the life-size replicas of family homes, a model mosque, and a recreated street market. Use our Dubai tour itinerary planning tool to arrange your visit to Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort and other attractions in Dubai.
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  • This is a rather disappointing museum. We were looking forward to enjoying it, arrived on time and found out it was closed, so all we could do is admire the old fort from the outside. 
    This is a rather disappointing museum. We were looking forward to enjoying it, arrived on time and found out it was closed, so all we could do is admire the old fort from the outside.  more »
  • This was second time and I love to be there but I made same mistake last time in 2019 when I was there is was close and now I been there two time and both time is close.. anyway I was happy to be... 
    This was second time and I love to be there but I made same mistake last time in 2019 when I was there is was close and now I been there two time and both time is close.. anyway I was happy to be...  more »
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  • Dubai museum is one of the best place to learn about ancient Dubai and Arab life styles. They have wonderful presentation about the old Dubai and their lifestyles. One of the best place for history lovers. They seem to be small but have lots of room inside to explore. Best place to visit with family and friends. Kids can learn more things about ancient culture and all which they can't see from anywhere.
  • A must visit museum at Al Fahidi fort, the oldest building of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It tells you the history of Dubai, before discovery of the fossil oil – the petroleum. How people used to live with diving & fishing. It is a marvelous example that how the ruler of the country uses the resources of the country to develop the country. Unfortunately, in many countries leaders exploits the national fund for his & his family’s welfare, buys personal properties, saves money in foreign banks. Dubai is an example how ruler can develop the country. Many historical wooden boats, diving gears, old pictures from 1930 can be seen here, You should not miss to visit the museum while at Dubai.

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