Dubai Museum

Address: Bastakiya, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: 04 353 1682

- Budget


Discover Dubai before all the big shiny towers showed up.

If you're at all curious about what Dubai looked like when it was just a small coastal village, the Dubai Museum is a great place to find out. Built in the 1700s as a fort primarily for sea defence, the museum houses a replica 1950s souk, plus an impressive dhow boat hanging from the ceiling. 

Value for money

Price advice

Adults 3 dirhams, children 1 dirham. 

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  • Culture vultures
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