Dubai Museum

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Dubai Museum

It is a place replete with historical significance. It is one of the oldest buildings of Dubai. It was started in 1971 by the then ruler of Dubai.

There are a fort and a number of galleries which portray the rich culture of the land. The Al Faidi fort is the most important part of the Dubai museum as it bears testimony to the rich historical past of the culture of Dubai filled with Asian and African artefacts.

It displays the historical story of life before oil was discovered in the emirates. One room inside the museum is full of old maps of Dubai. Each part of the museum reeks of the extravagant culture of the past days.

There is a model mosque and also depictions of a typical desert life. There are various cabinets which are full of old archaeological findings from Al Quasis.


 Monday to Sunday 8.30 A.M - 8.30 P.M except for Friday 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Visitors can reach Dubai Museum by public buses through the Ghubaiba or Fahidi bus stations nearby or by metro station of the Ghubaiba or Fahidi which is also located nearby.

Rented cars or tours operators also provide transportation services.

Trace the city's growth story at Dubai Museum

You can also explore the rich history of pearl diving in the region, including viewing actual weights and scales used at the time. In fact, items dating as far back as 3000BC are on show, carefully preserved and cared for to ensure even more longevity.

See the vast difference between the old and modern Dubai – which developed over just a few years. You’ll find the museum at the southern end of the Dubai creek.

Ticket Price

Ticket price for Dubai Museum starts from AED 3 for adults and AED1 for children under the age of six. purchase tickets at the Al fahidi fort on site.

Travel Tips for Dubai

Best Time To Visit In Dubai: The best time to visit Dubai is from November to March when the weather is pleasant and is most suitable for all kinds of outdoor activities. The Dubai Shopping Festival is also held during January and February, making it an exciting time for visitors. Dubai's high season is from November to April. This is when temperatures are at their most enjoyable, but you can expect higher costs for accommodation and more people at the city's main attractions as a result.



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About United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates located in the Middle East, known for its modern infrastructure, diverse culture, and thriving economy. With its iconic skyline, bustling cities, and vast desert landscapes, the UAE is a popular destination for tourists and expatriates alike.

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Contact Information

Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, Al Souk Al Kabeer, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


What is inside Dubai Museum?

Dubai Museum is one of the leading history museums in the region and the oldest existing building in the emirate. Visitors can find local artefacts and antiques from across the peninsula and beyond, based on historic trading with Dubai residents. There are also dioramas that display life in Dubai before the discovery of oil.

How can I go to Dubai Museum?

If you travel to Dubai Museum by Dubai Metro you can stop at the the nearby Al Ghubaiba or Sharaf DG Metro Stations. The same is true for those bus stations. Please note that if you are driving, the museum parking and nearby public parking options are quite limited.

What time does Dubai Museum open?

Dubai Museum is currently closed until further notice. Please check back at a later time regarding the venue's re-opening and updated operating hours.

How much is the entrance fee at Dubai Museum?

Entrance to the Dubai Museum at Al Fahidi Fort is AED 3 for adults and AED 1 for children (under the age of 6). Guidance for tourists is available at no extra cost. The surrounding area is well worth a visit and it costs nothing to just stroll around the Al Fahidi Historical District.

Why is Dubai Museum famous?

The city's main historical museum charts Dubai's turbo-evolution from fishing and pearling village to global centre of commerce, finance and tourism. It has an atmospheric setting in the compact Al Fahidi Fort, built around 1800 and considered Dubai's oldest remaining structure.