Explore the vibrant and educational displays at the Dubai Museum, located in the Al Fahidi Fort – the city's oldest standing building. This historical gem, built in 1787, has served multiple purposes over the years, including being a ruler's fort, a residential area, an arsenal, and a prison. It was renovated under Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and opened as the Dubai Museum in 1971, coinciding with the formation of the United Arab Emirates.
This museum is a treasure trove of Dubai's history and traditional culture. Here, you can immerse yourself in the emirate's past, experiencing reconstructed scenes of ancient Arab homes, mosques, markets, farms, desert, and marine environments. One of the key highlights is the exhibition on pearl diving, a critical aspect of the region's history, featuring original diving gear like weights and scales.
Discover how Dubai transformed from its humble beginnings to the bustling metropolis it is today. The museum, situated at the southern extremity of Dubai Creek, is a testament to the city's rapid evolution.
For those interested in visiting, tickets are available at the museum entrance – 3 AED for adults and 1 AED for children under six years old