The Dubai Museum is a historical site where you can see plentiful amounts of historical items all in one set location. Located at Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum provides a historical glimpse into the past of Dubai and an entertaining time for all who come to visit. The Fort was built around 1787 and served the main purpose of guarding the town from enemies approaching by land. Still maintaining its original structural components yet tweaked with renovations here and there, the Al Fahidi Fort was officially turned into the Dubai Museum in 1971.
What you will find within the walls of the Dubai Museum is a rare collection of historical items of a wide and varied nature. Items such as descriptive dioramas showing Dubai of the past and gallery collections displaying Arab houses, land scenes, markets, deserts and waterway visions are all included within the Museum’s collection. Basically, anything and everything which will provide visitors with a glimpse as to what Dubai looked like when it was in its inception stages and onward.
A favored display within the Dubai Museum features items used in the pearling trade of days past. This display offers visitors a look at how pearling was done and the tools used to participate in this popular trade. Viewing such items, one can get a true feel for how pearling was undertaken and why it was such an important trade for Dubai residents. Even items from time periods centuries before Dubai was discovered are on display, such as those items picked up at archeological digs in the region.
When in town, a stop at the Dubai Museum is an absolute must. The following information will detail when to go and how much the tour costs.
Hours of operation:
8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday-Thursday;
2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday-Thursday;
2:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m. on Fridays
Adults: Dhs 3; Children: Dhs 1
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