An insight into Desert life at Dubai Museum

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The Dubai Museum is housed in the famous Al Fahidi Fort which is one of the oldest buildings of Dubai. The Museum showcases the history and archaeology of Dubai. The museum tells the story of the Historic Dubai through its vibrant life size dioramas that represents the normal life of the natives of Dubai before the discovery of oil. Galleries of Dubai Museum include various artefacts of African & Asian countries that used to trade with Dubai and numerous excavations recovered from graves in the Emirate. The artefacts showcased in the museum range from recently discovered to as old as 3000 B.C.

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Dubai Museum’s galleries recreate the scenes from the Dubai Creek as they also feature the mosques, traditional Arab houses, the souk, date farms and desert life. The main highlight of the galleries is the exhibits depicting the traditional pearl diving that also includes sets of pearl, merchants’ weights, scales sieves and many more exhibits.
The entry is free to the museum.

Opening Hours: Normal – Saturday to Thursday from 8:30am to 8:30pm & Friday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm.
Ramadan Season: Saturday to Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm & Friday 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Location: Opp. Grand Mosque, Al Fahidi St, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

How to reach: The nearest metro station is Al Fahidi Metro Station 2 on the green line and it is just a 10 minute walk away from the museum.

Contact: +971-4-3531862 "

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