Dubai Museum is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Dubai.
It gives a glimpse of cultural heritage and knowledge of the history of Dubai which goes back to about 200 years ago.
The Dubai Fort aka. Fahidi Fort was build in 1787 as the premises of the monarch and a fort of defence, since it sat on the border of the urban Dubai at the time. Later on, this fort turned into an arsenal for artillery and weapons. It was also used as a prison for the outlaws. This fort was renovated during the reign of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. It was opened in 1971 (the year the federation was formed), to be an official museum that displays the history of Dubai and its original heritage. In 1995, another underground museum was established and added to the old fort.
What will you see?
Visitors get to know the roots of different people and civilizations across history. Beautiful instances of different environments of urban and rural lives in Dubai, whether they are marine, coastal, desert, mountain or agricultural are on display at the museum. 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.
The journey of the development of city of Dubai and city’s step towards modernisation in such a short span is evident here. Let’s take a tour of the wonderful history of Dubai with few pictures here.
Other Relevant Information
Geographical location – Al Fahidi area – Bur Dubai
Area – 4,000 square metres
Working hours – From Saturday to Thursday, from 8:30 until 20:30, and Fridays, from 14:30 to 20:30
Ramadan timings – From Saturday to Thursday, from 9:00 until 16:30, and Fridays are closed
Admission fees – AED 3 for adults and AED 1 for children (under the age of 6)
Tourism Guidance – Available for free
Public transport buses – You can reach the location through the Ghubaiba or Fahidi bus stations nearby
Metro Stations – You can reach the location through the Ghubaiba or Fahidi Metro Stations nearby
Parking areas – The Museum parking area and nearby public parking areas are available (relatively few)
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