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    by solopes Updated Dec 27, 2013

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    My most interesting visit in Dubai was the museum. Installed in the recuperated fort of Al-Fahidi, built in the 18th century, it has not a remarkable collection, but it concentrates mainly in the people and their behaviours.

    Contrasting with the modern and high buildings that popup everywhere like mushrooms, this classical structure has the look and personality of the real local architecture. The views from outside are very interesting, but you should enter and enjoy the freshness and simplicity of its interior.

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    by machomikemd Written Aug 1, 2013
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    FINAL part of my Tips on the Dubai Museum, with more pictures.
    which is located at the underground of the Al Fahidi Fort.

    After Spending a few minutes seing the artifacts, Dhow Boats, Abra Boats and the mockup emirati houses at the Al Fahidi Fort, you can proceed to the underground Dubai Museum via a round and winding walkway. The museum was opened by Shiekh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai in 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. It also includes several dioramas showing life in the emirate before the advent of oil. In addition to artifacts from recent discoveries as old as 3000 B.C.

    Inside this air conditioned Dubai Museum, you will see a Dioramas of traditional emirati men and female wear and emirati household, a large section that is devoted to musical instruments, with displays of drums, flutes, lyres, bagpipes made of goatskin and other locally-made instruments. Deadly weaponry on display includes curved daggers (hanjars), swords, spears, bows and arrows, shields made of sharkskin, pistols and axes, Dioramas on Dhow Building and Pearl Industry of DUbai then. A model of a wind-tower room is an interesting feature of the architecture section, with diagrams and photographs showing different types of wind-towers from the older areas of Dubai city.

    Entrance Fees to Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Museim is AED 3 for adults and AED1 for children

    Dubai Museum is open from Saturday to Thursday, from 8.30am-8.30pm, and on Friday from 2.20pm-8.30pm

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    by machomikemd Written Aug 1, 2013
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    Part three of my Tips on the Dubai Museum, with more pictures.
    which is located at the underground of the Al Fahidi Fort.

    After Spending a few minutes seing the artifacts, Dhow Boats, Abra Boats and the mockup emirati houses at the Al Fahidi Fort, you can proceed to the underground Dubai Museum via a round and winding walkway. The museum was opened by Shiekh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai in 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. It also includes several dioramas showing life in the emirate before the advent of oil. In addition to artifacts from recent discoveries as old as 3000 B.C.

    Inside this air conditioned Dubai Museum, you will see a Dioramas of traditional emirati men and female wear and emirati household, a large section that is devoted to musical instruments, with displays of drums, flutes, lyres, bagpipes made of goatskin and other locally-made instruments. Deadly weaponry on display includes curved daggers (hanjars), swords, spears, bows and arrows, shields made of sharkskin, pistols and axes, Dioramas on Dhow Building and Pearl Industry of DUbai then. A model of a wind-tower room is an interesting feature of the architecture section, with diagrams and photographs showing different types of wind-towers from the older areas of Dubai city.

    Entrance Fees to Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Museim is AED 3 for adults and AED1 for children

    Dubai Museum is open from Saturday to Thursday, from 8.30am-8.30pm, and on Friday from 2.20pm-8.30pm

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    by machomikemd Written Aug 1, 2013
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    Part two my Tips on the Dubai Museum, with more pictures.
    which is located at the underground of the Al Fahidi Fort.

    After Spending a few minutes seing the artifacts, Dhow Boats, Abra Boats and the mockup emirati houses at the Al Fahidi Fort, you can proceed to the underground Dubai Museum via a round and winding walkway. The museum was opened by Shiekh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai in 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. It also includes several dioramas showing life in the emirate before the advent of oil. In addition to artifacts from recent discoveries as old as 3000 B.C.

    Inside this air conditioned Dubai Museum, you will see a Dioramas of traditional emirati men and female wear and emirati household, a large section that is devoted to musical instruments, with displays of drums, flutes, lyres, bagpipes made of goatskin and other locally-made instruments. Deadly weaponry on display includes curved daggers (hanjars), swords, spears, bows and arrows, shields made of sharkskin, pistols and axes, Dioramas on Dhow Building and Pearl Industry of DUbai then. A model of a wind-tower room is an interesting feature of the architecture section, with diagrams and photographs showing different types of wind-towers from the older areas of Dubai city.

    Entrance Fees to Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Museim is AED 3 for adults and AED1 for children

    Dubai Museum is open from Saturday to Thursday, from 8.30am-8.30pm, and on Friday from 2.20pm-8.30pm

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    by machomikemd Written Aug 1, 2013
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    This will be my Tips on the Dubai Museum, which is located at the underground of the Al Fahidi Fort.

    After Spending a few minutes seing the artifacts, Dhow Boats, Abra Boats and the mockup emirati houses at the Al Fahidi Fort, you can proceed to the underground Dubai Museum via a round and winding walkway. The museum was opened by Shiekh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai in 1971, with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. It also includes several dioramas showing life in the emirate before the advent of oil. In addition to artifacts from recent discoveries as old as 3000 B.C.

    Inside this air conditioned Dubai Museum, you will see a Dioramas of traditional emirati men and female wear and emirati household, a large section that is devoted to musical instruments, with displays of drums, flutes, lyres, bagpipes made of goatskin and other locally-made instruments. Deadly weaponry on display includes curved daggers (hanjars), swords, spears, bows and arrows, shields made of sharkskin, pistols and axes, Dioramas on Dhow Building and Pearl Industry of DUbai then. A model of a wind-tower room is an interesting feature of the architecture section, with diagrams and photographs showing different types of wind-towers from the older areas of Dubai city.

    Entrance Fees to Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Museim is AED 3 for adults and AED1 for children

    Dubai Museum is open from Saturday to Thursday, from 8.30am-8.30pm, and on Friday from 2.20pm-8.30pm

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    Dubai Museum, UAE

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jun 21, 2013
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    The location of the Dubai Museum is at the Al Fahid Fort ... In order to show people he traditional way of lifestyle in Emirates, this museum is build up at the year of 1971. A bronze canon with canon balls and several wooden boats of older ages are to be seen ....

    There are many life-size models of men, animals etc inside, as said, describing the older times of Emirates, how people lived, how they produced their medicines, desert life and so on ... Also some tombs and skeletons are to be seen ....

    Here on m "Travelogue" you can see more photos of this great Museum ... :
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    At the end of the Museum Tour, there is a little souvenir shop, on which u can buy some postcards, magnets, glasses etc to bring back to homecountry ... :)

    To be able to see and understand how the history of Emirates is, thats the right Museum ...

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    DUBAI MUSUEM AND MOSQUE

    by xymmot Written Feb 28, 2013
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    Took the ferry crossing towards the Mosque and next door across the road was the Dubai Musuem as I wander about with no direction. (TOURIST) Came upon a hotel with a great sitting area and talk with the tour host and found that there was not much for me to do in Dubai cause I basically seen and done it all.

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    by solopes Updated Jan 25, 2013

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    The museum's collection is poor.

    To give life and expression to the place some displays where focused in people's life, instead of people's belongings or art creation.

    In a dimmed light, some of the real scale creations do have expression, and the final result is positive.

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    Dubai Museum

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 23, 2012

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    Dubai Museum - This museum is located inside an old fort. It is very cheap to get into. When you go down to the galleries, it is air-conditioned. There is a small souvenir shop inside. Next to the exit there are seats and drink machines. There are clean toilets in the museum.
    Exhibits in the museum explore various traditional aspects of Arab life. It is quite an enjoyable way to spend an hour or so.

    The museum is on the Bur Dubai side of the creek near the old souk. It is not far from Bastika, the abra station to cross the creek, the old souk, the grand mosque, the Iranian mosque.

    Worth a visit.

    I think the nearest metro station to this is Al Fahidi Station - around 10 minutes walk away. You can also go to Al Gubiba Station and walk up the side of the creek to it. This is an interesting walk, but difficult in the heat of summer.

    The Arabian Courtyard Hotel with its Sherlock Holmes Pub is just behind the museum.

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    Dubai Museum

    by tim07 Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    The museum is housed inside the fort walls. Displays inside it allow you to walk through an old souk, watch traditional craftsmen at work(models). You can even experience a night under the stars in the desert. The museum has an admission fee.

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    by najamrulz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Dubai Museum is housed inside Al Fahidi Fort. This fort built in year 1787 to defend the town is considered as Dubai's oldest building. The walls of fort are built from corals and shells, cemented with lime where as upper floor is supported by wooden poles. There is iron door at the entrance of fort .Old traditional ships are also on display. You can go inside traditional Arab tents used for living and see how they are decorated and used.

    In 1970 this fort was renovated to be used as museum. Many tourists love to visit here and take photographs .Entry is by ticket costing AED 3 ( $ 1 appox ). Visiting hours from Saturday to Thursday are from 0830-1930. In Ramadan these timings are different so make sure that you know the right timings.

    Old maps of Emirates, photographs, music instruments and old fighting weapons are also on display. The concept of Wind Towers and their use in past has been explained with the help of a model and photographs.

    Other galleries are inside new underground airconditioned building. As you enter inside, it would get dark and bats would start moving around you with sound effects but these are not real. You can also watch documentary films about Dubai's past, present and future on tv screens inside.

    Every thing is so real that you would start considering yourself as part of all this activity. Traditional Arab houses and men enjoying Arabic tea, men with their camels, Islamic school, wedding function, various souks, date farm, desert , marine life, majlis, precious stones, old ship making facilities and a lot more is on display Most of these activities have been explained with the help of models, TV screens, projectors and sound effects.

    Also there is a gift shop where you can buy Dubai's exclusive and traditional gifts. In the nut shell, visit to this museum is the best way to get an understanding of their culture, their history, their present and their future plans.

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    Dubai Museum (Part I)

    by Durfun Written Jan 16, 2011

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    This comes highly recommended to understand the history, heritage, traditions & customs of Dubai city.

    The museum entrance fee is a modest 3 AED, which is nothing for the amount of information & artifacts on display. You'll get to learn how this Emirate rose to such prominence in a relatively short space of time.

    On display are maps of the ever-changing city over the decades & centuries. The open central courtyard displays various traditional boats, each made for a specific purpose. There are several small cabins around recreating traditional scenes such as interiors of houses, etc.

    Weapons & their evolution is on display in the glass cabinets in a side building. You'll also see local musical instruments.

    The largest section is the downstairs one, with manequinns depicting scenes from traditional ways of life, eg traders sitting by a fire, pearl merchants doing deals, a grocery shop, a spice stall, etc.

    There's also a large room dedicated to the importance of fishing & pearl-diving.

    Next is an educational room regarding the various productive regions around the deserts, how locals selected areas for settlement, the local animal species to be found in the region, etc. You also come to see how important palm trees were, from making houses to being used as fuel.

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Dec 6, 2009

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    Dubai Museum is the main museum in Dubai. It is located in the Al Fahidi Fort.
    The museum was opened with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. It also includes several dioramas showing life in the emirate before the advent of oil.
    Visiting Hours : Saturday to Thursday : 08:30 am -20:30 pm , on Friday: 14:30 -20:30 pm
    Visiting Hours during Ramadan: Saturday - Thursday: 09:00 am -17:00 pm, on Friday: 14:00-17:00 pm
    Entry Fees: Dhs3 per Adult – Dhs. 1 Per Child

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    by Penelope4 Written Sep 2, 2009

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    The Dubai Museum is a small but a very informative museum that is able to describe the city comprehensively in Arabic and in English. I highly recommend a visit to this museum. It's managed by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. You will learn a lot even without a tour guide because the descriptions are very thorough and many wax figures make the visit very entertaining. Cost is AED 3 only (for adults) and AED for children. Opening hours are from 8:30-20:30 everyday except for Friday which is from 15:00-21:00. During Ramadhan, it opens a bit later. I came after 9:30 a.m.

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    DUBAI MUSEUM - interesting for both adults & kids

    by JessH Updated May 24, 2009

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    Museums tend to have the reputation of being "boring". So when I first moved here & my mother suggested the museum I was less than thrilled. But I was proven wrong: it shows the history & life of the United Arab Emirates back to the very beginning; nothing boring about it.
    The Museum is located in Al Fahidi Fort, which is thought to be one of Dubai's most ancient buildings. The walls are made of coral / shell rubble & are cemented together with lime. Wooden poles support the upper floor and the ceiling is made of palm fronds & mud.. The historic fort dates back to around 1799 (give or take a few years... nobody is sure) & was converted into a museum in 1970. Officially inauguration on May 12th 1971.

    The museum's realistic life-size displays provide an insight into the city's traditional occupants. The wide ranges of exhibits include old weapons, scenes from every-day trading, schooling, farming, dhow building, fishing, pearl diving & social life, to an impressive array of military artifacts. Don't worry about whispering in here; loudspeakers reinvent the sounds of the markets with quarrelling traders, singing children & grunting camels, which makes it fun for children as well!

    At the entrance, you can browse through a collection of old maps of the Gulf, together with aerial photographs showing Dubai's considerable urban expansion between 1960-1980.
    There is a video of the city's rapid development throughout the past 3 decades, and believe me: it is still expanding just as rapidly today!

    Opening Hours: 7 days a week.
    Sat - Thur: 08:30am - 08:30pm / Friday: 02:30pm - 08:30pm (Closed on Public Holidays)

    TIP: Once you're done in the Museum, walk towards the creek and stroll through the adjacent Textile Souk for an unforgettable experience.

    Af if you are still thirsty for history, visit the nearby HERITAGE VILLAGE (see my seperate tip)

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