Dubai Museum

Price Range

20 - 58.00




Dubai “The city of Gold” is a paradise for people who love shopping, But the city is also very famous for its history, cultures and heritage. History enthusiast has a lot to take away from Dubai. The Dubai Museum is part of the legendary Al Fahidi Fort in Dubai, the museum is one of the earliest building of UAE and a major attraction in Dubai for History lovers. The mesmerising architectural marvel of the museum stands as a chronicle of the Arab world-its heritage and culture.



About Dubai Museum

The Al Fahidi Fort was constructed in the year 1787 by the ruler of Dubai for political and residential purposes. Later in 1971, the fort was renovated by Sheikh Rasheed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum as a museum for visitors. In 1995, one more underground museum was built and added to the old fort. The museum is a treasure amalgam. Monuments, diagrams, documents, tombs and other things that give you a clear picture of the earliest Dubai.

The museum has different areas that are dedicated to the different aspects of life and living in Dubai. The Al Fahidi Fort Gallery descending a spiral staircase in the south-western tower of the citadel comprises of artefacts dating back up to 1960 before even oil was discovered in the city. There is also video footage telecasting at the background together give you a feeling of being on a real market(souq) in ancient Dubai and to make your understanding about this place better.

Following the souq, one will find a model mosque and a desert bearing the testimony of the life and living of the Bedouins. The Al Qusais Archaeological Site reflects various stages of Dubai’s archaeological history. The antique from Jumeirah, Al Quasis and other sites date as early as back to 2000 B.C. reflecting the glorious past of the Arab world. Your final stopover will be at a gift shop where you can find gift items and other souvenirs at surprisingly affordable prices.

Dubai Museum is a place where history and heritage of Dubai and modern-day reality blend seamlessly making it a very important cultural heritage of Dubai. The intricate architecture across the interior of the museum, local antiques and artefacts traded from the Asian and African countries down the centuries add to the rich collection of the museum. Thousands of people from all walks of life visit the museum to explore and gain knowledge about the social, cultural and political history of the people of the Emirates. In a nutshell, a visit to the Dubai Museum is an escape into the royal past and an experience worth making.



Restaurants Near Dubai Museum

  • Tasty Bite Restaurant
  • Mumtaz Mahal Indian Speciality Restaurant
  • Kailash Parbat Restaurant
  • Arabian Tea House Restaurant & Cafe
  • Jabal Al Noor Cafeteria | Meena Bazaar, Bur Dubai


Attractions Near Dubai Museum 


(0.17 km) Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

(0.11 km) Grand Bur Dubai Masjid

(0.23 km) Dubai Creek

(0.17 km) XVA Gallery

(0.5 km) Shiva Temple





  • Sunday : 08:30 am to 08:30 pm
  • Monday : 08:30 am to 08:30 pm
  • Tuesday : 08:30 am to 08:30 pm
  • Wednesday : 08:30 am to 08:30 pm
  • Thursday : 08:30 am to 08:30 pm
  • Saturday : 08:30 am to 08:30 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • By Metro : Dubai Museum is easily reachable from Dubai Airport, it takes about 8 minutes from the airport to reach your destination. From Airport Terminal 3 you can take a metro up to Burjuman Station. From there a connecting metro will take you up to Al Fahidi station. You can walk up to the Dubai Museum from the station in about 9 minutes.
  • By Taxi : You can also take a taxi from Dubai Airport up to Dubai Museum that will take approximately 8 minutes cost you around AED 55- AED 65.


Ticket Pricing

  • Adult : AED 3 (INR 58)
  • Child (per person under the age of 6) : AED 1 (INR 20)

Things to Do At Dubai Museum

1.Explore The Courtyard

The Fahidi Fort’s courtyard to Dubai Museum houses ancient dhows used for pearling. Additionally, you can also view the well and a Barasti House that has been recreated. The courtyard truly recreates the historical Dubai.

2. Experience The Al Kalmah And Arish Houses

Al Kalmah houses- the homes for the inhabitants of the Gulf Coast made out of the palm tree branches Situated in the courtyards. Its light building allows cool air to breeze through in the summers. Moreover, you can also witness the Al Arish summer houses to see where the Arabs escaped to during summers.

3. Window Shop In The Ancient Souks’ Dioramas

From the Carpenters at work to Spice shops from the historical era, the Dubai Museum recreates the souks with its life-size dioramas.

4. Escape To The Oasis

The Oasis area recreates the deserts giving out information of the camels and falconry- the vital friends of the desert inhabitants. But the most interesting part is the date palm trees recreated realistically.

5. See The Bedouin Craft

Get greeted by life-size decked up Beduin models when you walk in. Also, read up on the readouts giving an insight into the Bedouin lifestyle with their handicrafts on display.

6. Explore The Marine Life Of Dubai

You can get to know the marine life of Dubai’s coastal lines here. Also, check out the pearls and fishes on display to know about marine life.

7. Discover The Archaeological Artefacts

Take a walk around the archaeological finds ranging from knives to pots. You can also witness Al Qusais Tombs and Suqeim Mound here.

8. Get To Know The Islamic Era Closer

The final hall is a large collection of the finds from the historical era of UAE. From the excavation scene at Jumeirah’s finds to the Umayyad site’s finding. A lot of Islamic history can be discovered here.

9. Pick A Souvenir

You can pick out souvenirs for family and friends from the gift shop before you head out from Dubai Museum.


Dubai Museum - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Rating & Reviews

Based on 13339 reviews
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Robert K Baby
Robert K Baby
08/23/2020 11:01
Dubai Fort is situated at the south of Dubai Creek, at the Al Souk Al Kabir area which teems with vigorous trade and is close to the Ruler's Court (the monarch's divan). It was built back in 1787. Visitors will get acquainted with the different environments of urban and rural lives in Dubai, whether they are marine, coastal, desert, mountain or agricultural life. Rare authentic monuments, original samples, drawings and diagrams, audio and video media are scattered all over the wings of the museum. The museum consists of the monuments wing, which displays antique monuments such as pottery, weapons, tombs, buildings and urban communities.
roshan porob
roshan porob
08/18/2020 16:10
This is definitely a must visit for everyone coming to Dubai. Don't be fooled by the external appearance of an old building. Once inside its a totally different environment that is fully air-conditioned and with mordern technology depicting the old Dubai and the new Dubai. The museum will give you a glimpse of the old days of pearl diving to the current metropolitan city that it is. There is also a souvenir shop at the exit to do some quick shopping.
Mets Balbin
Mets Balbin
08/21/2020 14:48
I thought the place was really small (ok so that's it?) And then we saw an entrance to the lower ground (oh this is big!) We are really shocked by how spacious in the lower ground of the museum... It will show you the history and culture they had before (with a detailed life-size mannequin with sounds!!! 🤩). Make sure to have a camera with night mode on to capture good pictures with you and the displays... A MUST visited place if you'll drop to Dubai or to add in your bucket list.
Umm Adam
Umm Adam
08/05/2020 00:36
Dubai museum is one of the best place to learn about ancient Dubai and Arab life styles. They have wonderful presentation about the old Dubai and their lifestyles. One of the best place for history lovers. They seem to be small but have lots of room inside to explore. Best place to visit with family and friends. Kids can learn more things about ancient culture and all which they can't see from anywhere. Highly recommended place to visit for tourists. Best ever museum in the world.
Aman Bhandari
Aman Bhandari
03/03/2020 00:45
This is a nice museum, looks like is small but it has a lot of rooms and information. A fort converted into a museum. Getting to explore Dubai history at such a nominal price is absolutely worth mentioning. Very nice and detailed display of the history and heritage of Dubai as it grew from a small village to be one of the best cities of the world. Even children would find it quite interesting. Also, there are parking facilities available nearby. It shows how the people used to live and that most of them were fisherman. Also walk around Dubai museum to get a feel of the old Dubai and its spice markets!! We loved it. If you visit Dubai, Is a good option to know more about of the history of the country. At the end it has a Souvenirs store where you can buy any kind of stuff from Dubai. Is a good recommendation to visit. Below is a picture that is in the entrance of a boat they used.

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Dubai Museum entrance fee is AED 3 or INR 58 per person (for adults) and AED 1 or INR 20 for children (below 6 years). Visitors can purchase tickets for Dubai Fort as the museum ticket is inclusive of the fort ticket.
Despite being the oldest building in Dubai, the museum is completely air-conditioned, making it a perfect way to spend an hour or so during the hottest part of the afternoon.
The exhibits in the Dubai Museum elaborate on how the city progressed over the years based on a deeply rooted civilisation. The museum houses original antiques such as pottery, weapons and tombs. You also get to explore the atmosphere of the markets and traditional homes from the past.
The best time to visit the Dubai Museum is between November and April when the climate is comparatively cooler than the rest of the year when it is scorching. Also, during this time of the year, tourists can witness the major festivals held in Dubai.
Maintaining proper dress code is highly recommended while touring around the prominent places in Dubai. Your dress code should not reflect any form of disregard towards the prevailing culture of Dubai.
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