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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
$49.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
I recomnend!!
In one morning, I got to enjoy Dubai architecture old and new and many more! Our guides were amazing and very helpful!!
susana002, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Dubai

star-4
Getting to know in one day we’re you visiting?
Gal_B, Apr 2022
Private Tour: Dubai City Tour
The tour guide was incredible, we we’re disappointed that the Dubai museum was closed due the Covid situation, but all rest was very good.
star-5
Great guide
Danessa_L, May 2022
Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top
Naveen was fantastic. Local, knowledgeable, patient, and so approachable. He went above and beyond in providing us information and tending to our individual questions. I appreciated the audio of the tour itself and the convenience of the air-conditioned, safe, clean his driving us around Dubai and even ending at Dubai Mall. Thank you for a great comprehensive tour of Dubai city!!
star-4
Birthday Celebration
Beverly_C, Apr 2022
Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
I did like the big bus. My only issue was that the stops on the app are not the same as the actual stops. The stop that was suppose to be at the Dubai Marina Mall does not exist anymore ( because of Covid). And there should be signs that indicate where the stops are; for instance " Big Bus stops here". Other than those issues I really like the concept. I would do it again
star-5
Thorough tour. Excellent guide.
stanley_s, Feb 2022
Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top
Very thorough. Excellent guide snd driver. Attentive to our safety. We saw everything. English easy to understand.
star-4
City tour is a must
Chinmaya_M, Jun 2022
Morning Dubai City Tour
Our tour guide Mr. Meet Singh had lots of experience about dubai city and my family enjoyed a lot in during the tour
star-5
This experience was...
Sharita_C, Jun 2022
The 10 Tastings of Dubai With Locals: Private Food Tour
This experience was really awesome! The tour guide was excellent, Fun, interactive, professional and just overall great! We had a really good time! I will definitely be booking him again when I return next summer! He was amazing and if you plan on doing a tour, I definitely recommend doing this tour it’s well worth it!
star-5
Excellent guide Sharjan
geraldine_b, Jun 2022
Private Tour: Full Day Dubai City Excursion Including Dubai Museum
Our family of 4 adults, really enjoyed this private tour...we were able to visit so many places in one day. Our driver guide Sharjan was very professional,very knowledgeable,and very caring too.He made our tour truly enjoyable
star-5
Amazing tour!!!!
Lisha_J, Jun 2022
Dubai Aladdin Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings ( Small-Group)
Joseph was an amazing tour guide. Very informative and friendly!! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to dubai!!!
star-5
The beautiful old and new Dubai !
Luisa_S, Jun 2022
Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour
Fun way to make a kick stop in the city of Dubai main attractions. Don’t miss a chance to experience the old and new Dubai.
star-5
Amazing Tour Experience
Patricia_A, Jun 2022
Dubai Aladdin Tour: Souks, Creek, Old Dubai and Tastings ( Small-Group)
This was a memorable tour. Opted for pick up. Good communication before we arrived in Dubai. Tawseef our guide was fantastic. Passionate about the history of the city. There were a number of stops to take a break as such you wouldn't realise how long you have been walking. Quite a few shaded areas when outside. Guided us how to buy in both the spice and gold markets, great tips. Thanks for an amazing day. Highly recommended.
star-5
Perfect way to see Dubai in one day!
Jenny_S, Jun 2022
Dubai City tour - An amazing journey of Dubai
We had a wonderful time! Our tour guide was very professional, informative, and kind. We learned so much about the city of Dubai and its culture with Siddque I would highly recommend this tour for anyone.
star-5
A warm , friendly , personable person
Austin_G, Jun 2022
Explore Old Dubai,Al Fahidi District, Museums, Markets, Foods&Abra "Small Group"
This tour guide has a wealth of information and is not rushed. He’s personable and considerate of each party’s interests. I benefited immensely from taking this tour first on my trip to Dubai as I gained greater cultural knowledge and etiquette. There’s something for everyone in this tour. I highly recommend it.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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