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  • Address: Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi Street
  • Hours: Open Sat - Thurs 8:30am - 7:30pm and Fri 2pm - 7:30pm
  • Admission: Adults: 3 AED

Dubai Museum is housed in Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787. It’s a terrific example of a desert fort, complete with cannons and battlements. Dubai’s entertaining museum brings the city’s past and present together in a series of life-size dioramas and archaeological exhibits from desert excavations.

Meet the pearl fishers who first settled the banks of the Creek, the desert Bedouins who roamed the heartland, and the date farmers who irrigated the land. You’ll also see representations of a busy souq, a mosque and inside a traditional home, revealing life in the Emirate before the coming of oil.

Practical Info

To reach the Dubai Museum, either walk along Al Fahidi Street through the evocative backstreets of Bastakia or make your way there from Bur Dubai souq.

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