Dubai Museum, Dubai

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    by Pneuma Written Dec 6, 2005

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    If you have time you could visit the Dubai museum.Loads of tourists come there daily.I think its worth a visit if you have ample time on your hand.It's not a must see more like if you have extra time why not.

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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 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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    The wonderful Dubai Museum

    by xuessium Written Feb 7, 2008

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    Dubai Museum is located inside the refurbished Al-Fahidi Fort, built 1787 and believed to be the oldest building in Dubai. In the past the fort was used to defend the town from warlike neighbouring tribes. It has also served, at various times throughout history as the seat of government, the ruler's residence, a store for ammunition, and a jail.

    The walls of the fort are built from coral and shell rubble from the sea, and are cemented together with lime. Wooden poles called handel support the upper floor, and the ceiling is made of palm fronds, mud and plaster. A massive, iron-studded door stands at the entrance, and its battle-scarred walls and towers bear witness to the conflicts of the past.

    The museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai on 12 May 71 with the aim of presenting the traditional way of life in the Dubai Emirate, much of which is fast disappearing. Local antiquities have been collected and stored, along with artifacts from many African and Asian countries, trading partners with the Emirate, throughout its long commercial history.

    At the Museum's entrance, after having a chance to look through the different types of seafaring transport and a few cannons, the visitor can browse through a collection of old maps, together with aerial photographs showing Dubai's considerable urban expansion between 1960-80. Inside, large sections have been devoted to musical instruments, as well as displays of deadly weaponry. There are even sections devoted to local flora and fauna.

    There is a model of a wind-tower room in the architecture section, with diagrams and photographs showing different types of wind-towers from the older areas of Dubai city. There is also a section devoted to the dhows, much the lifeline of traditional Dubai trade.

    I was most impressed by the museum. Dull information was being displayed in a fun and pleasant way, for both adults and kids. Certainly a most entertaining place to spend at least a couple of hours.

    Admission fee is 3 AED (circa Jan 08).

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    Dubai Museum

    by xiquinho Written Dec 29, 2007

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    The building that houses the Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Fort, was once an important part of the city's defences and has variously operated as a palace and a prison at various times during its history.

    It is thought to be Dubai's oldest building, perhaps surprisingly considering it was only built in 1787. The building is now home to an eclectic collection of exhibits that includes manmade artefacts recovered from various archaeological sites, dating back as far as 2500BC. The fort also contains an impressive range of military artefacts.

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    by Willettsworld Written Jan 2, 2006

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    Housed in Al-Fahidi Fort which was built in 1799, the Dubai Museum is a must thing to see whilst visiting Dubai. The entrance features several aerial photographs showing the growth of Dubai over the years. You then enter through into the courtyard which features a large tank which was used to carry fresh water on pearling boats. Also in the courtyard are several small boats including a shasha, a small fishing boat made of palm fronds. A hall on the righthand side of the fort displays the forts history. There is also a barasti house which features a wind tower.

    Housed inside the fort are exhibits of the city's fast development, recreations of a typical souk, a home and a school as they would have looked in the 1950's and a display on pearling.

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    Figures in Dubai Museum

    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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    by schumy_m Written Jul 7, 2004

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    The Museum contains a collection of artifacts which depict the different aspects of Social, economic and Professional life which prevailed during the past century and the start of the present century.

    if u r interested in history and like museums and stuff, i reccomd this museum to visit, you'll find heaps of arab culture. i had fun there, i hope u will too

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    by TracyLB Written Jan 12, 2006

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    "Al-Fahidi Fort, built in 1800, is home to the Dubai Museum, and is thought to be Dubai's oldest building. When the Museum was opened by the ruler of Dubai in 1971, its main aim was to furnish a record of the Emirate's traditional life, much of which is fast disappearing. Local antiquities have been collected and stored, along with artifacts from many African and Asian countries, trading partners with the Emirate, throughout its long commercial history"
    I am not a huge museum person, but this had to be one of the nicest museum's i have ever visited..

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    by Neat001 Written Feb 27, 2007

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    If you want to learn about the short history of Dubai then for a few Dirhams you can visit the museum. Kinda old but at least it tells you about how Dubai was formed and about the technological advancement.

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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 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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    Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort

    by PrincessMonja Written Feb 19, 2007
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    This is definately worth visiting, it's a really good museum. It takes you through the history of Dubai and there are some incredible photos of Dubai when it was a small fishing community.

    It is worth giving yourself enough time to look around properly as it is very well set out.

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    Visit the Museum

    by ifam Updated Mar 17, 2007
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    Here you can read some explanation and details of the arabian way of life,traditions and cultures too...from the way they dressed and their common day to day activities centuries before they develop this city...from fishermen to all walks of life..

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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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