Dubai Museum

Inside the walls of Al Fahidi Fort is a brilliant tribute to the city’s past
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Time Out Says

If you feel your time in Dubai is lacking a little in history, then plan a day trip to the Old Town, especially the Al Fahidi District. A vivid picture of the past is formed during a visit to Dubai Museum.

The historic building is home to a wide variety of life-size dioramas that depict Emirati life from a bygone era.

Soak in the heritage as you take a tour through traditional scenes of Arab households, souks and mosques, with more offering unique insights into life in the desert by the sea.

The nation’s all-important pearl diving industry is also paid homage to.

Most of the exhibits and galleries at the popular culture spot are housed underground in Al Fahidi Fort.

The fort and its courtyard provide a striking contrast to the glittering riches of modern Dubai. But here in the old part of the city, you can learn how the foundations were laid out for the bustling, cosmopolitan that Dubai is to this very day. Head on down and embrace all the history and culture.
Dhs3 (adults), Dhs1 (kids under six).

26 May 2019

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