The Dubai Museum is the most prominent museum in the United Arab Emirates. The museum is located within the Al Fahidi Fort which is the oldest building in Dubai, having been built in 1787. Visitors to the museum will witness a wide range of artefacts and antiquities that date back several centuries in time, displaying the rich history, culture and traditions of Dubai. Some artefacts on display at the museum date as far back as 3000 B.C. Several life-sized dioramas are also on display, showcasing the lifestyle of the city prior to the advent of oil. A gift shop is also offered to visitors, selling a range of souvenirs and cultural items. The Dubai Museum is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors around the year - with peak times being between August and April - and is one of the most important attractions in Dubai.
Tickets cost around 3AED for adults
Open 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. daily (Opens at 2:00 p.m. on Fridays)
Around 1 – 2 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The life-sized dioramas and archaeological items on display
The Dubai Museum is located directly in front of the Grand Mosque of Dubai - a prominent mosque in the city. For prayer facilities near Dubai Museum, Muslim travellers may pay a visit to the mosque during prayer times. In addition to the Grand Mosque, several other mosques near Dubai Museum are also available.
Halal food near Dubai Museum will be readily available. Several eateries and Halal restaurants near Dubai Museum such as the XVA Café, Mumtaz Mahal Indian Specialty Restaurant, Sarpinos Pizzeria and New Ruchi Restaurant are available a short distance away.