Ranked 22 of 79 sightseeing in Dubai

The Dubai Museum gives you insight into the meteoric rise of the city from sleepy Bedouin settlement to dazzling tourist destination. The museum in itself is quite a sight with ornate interiors, a magnificent courtyard, halls dedicated solely to weaponry or musical instruments. The place shows you what it means to walk through history! The museum is open from Saturday to Thursday from 8.30am-8.30pm, and on Friday from 2.30-8.30pm.

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What travellers are saying about Dubai Museum

Experience scale
  • Very Good 3
  • Average 2
  • Good 2
  • Excellent 2
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Operating hours

8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm

Entry Fee

Free/not applicable

Contact Details

Phone: +971-04-353-1862

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Reviews and Ratings

Kalpesh Sampat

Kalpesh Sampat2.9/5

6 reviews

Small but nice

This is situated very near to Meena Bazaar. The fee is only AED 3 but worth watching. They have tried to cover everything from old house, to water wells, to weapons and how they use to live life. Places like this ensures that the modern world do not loose touch of old memories with passing time so fast. Must visit and ensure to carry still camera.
  • Small but nice
  • Small but nice

Vidyasagar Mehta

Vidyasagar Mehta5.0/5

97 reviews

A good museum

The museum showcase the history of the arab, how they used to live, how they used to cook, how they used to travel, how they used to do business.
  • A good museum
  • A good museum
  • A good museum
  • A good museum

Deepak Yadav

Deepak Yadav2.9/5

41 reviews

Small and passable

We visited the museum as part of the package on the way to Abu Dhabi. It's situated right in mid of Dubai with hotels and traffic all around it. The exterior was rustic and impressive. Inside it was the usual old tools, arms etc. Exactly as you find in other museums. It's so small that you can bypass it and you will not miss anything. It's understandable as Dubai is a new establishment and hardly has any history as compared to India. So it was just an ok experience for us.

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  • Small and passable
  • Small and passable
  • Small and passable

Shailesh K

Shailesh K3.9/5

29 reviews

Nice collection

The museum is worth a visit, if you have grownup kids, to get accustomed to the Emirati history and their lifestyle. It has a good number of displays which is both entertaining and educational.

Dr dilip Acharya

Dr dilip Acharya3.2/5

9 reviews

A historic site worth visiting

Dubai Museum is a good historic site, worth spending some time out of your limited time in Dubai. It also gives you an insight of the culture & heritage of Dubai. The city tour also covers it.
  • A historic site worth visiting
  • A historic site worth visiting

Babitha Costa

Babitha Costa3.9/5

1 review

Best place to know about the history of Dubai

If you want to know about the past and growth of Dubai then you must visit this place. From old era to latest development they visualise it by a motion picture. With clay model of merchants there are models of all shops that exits before. It also has a souvenir shop to buy.
  • Best place to know about the history of Dubai
  • Best place to know about the history of Dubai

Ravi Dag

Ravi Dag5.0/5

4 reviews

Gives the history of Old Dubai

Dubai Museum is an historic place they properly showed the Old Dubai in museum they show how people do their work in old age. They also shown the old age weapons, old age cloths and the way of working. Way they cook their food, the way they lived.

Keval Sheth

Keval Sheth3.6/5

5 reviews

History of Dubai

This place tells you how Dubai was developed. The price is around 3 AED. The museum gives a very good insight into the history of Dubai. There is a short film which is repetitively played in the museum, do watch that. Overall, very well displayed and presented!

Hiral vora

Hiral vora4.3/5

4 reviews

Gain the knowledge

Fantastic creations done in the museum for display. very clean and maintained and if you have a guide you get loads and loads of details about each and every thing in the museum.

Fayaz Dhansay

Fayaz Dhansay4.3/5

12 reviews

Displays the tradition and culture

This museum is in the middle of the city and portrays the lifestyle and tradition of the ancestors of Emirates National Citizens. If you like to learn about different traditions and people in gulf, you should pay a visit. Totally worth the entry fee.

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