a historical site where you can see plentiful amounts of historical items all in
one set location. Located at Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum provides a
historical glimpse into the past of Dubai and an entertaining time for all who
come to visit. The Fort was built around 1787 and served the main purpose of
guarding the town from enemies approaching by land. Still maintaining its
original structural components yet tweaked with renovations here and there, the
Al Fahidi Fort was officially turned into the Dubai Museum in 1971.
What you will find within the walls of the Dubai Museum is a rare collection of
historical items of a wide and varied nature. Items such as descriptive dioramas
showing Dubai of the past and gallery collections displaying Arab houses, land
scenes, markets, deserts and waterway visions are all included within the
Museumís collection. Basically, anything and everything which will provide
visitors with a glimpse as to what Dubai looked like when it was in its
inception stages and onward.
A favored display within the Dubai Museum features items used in the pearling
trade of days past. This display offers visitors a look at how pearling was done
and the tools used to participate in this popular trade. Viewing such items, one
can get a true feel for how pearling was undertaken and why it was such an
important trade for Dubai residents. Even items from time periods centuries
before Dubai was discovered are on display, such as those items picked up at
archeological digs in the region.
When in town, a stop at the Dubai Museum is an absolute must. The following
information will detail when to go and how much the tour costs.
Hours of operation:
8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday-Thursday;
2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday-Thursday;
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays
Adults: Dhs 3; Children: Dhs 1
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