Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai

3.6
#1 of 44 in Museums in Dubai
See another side of Dubai at Al Fahidi Fort, detailing the history of the city and its people. Located within the grounds of a former fort--built in 1787, it is the oldest existing building in Dubai--the museum tells the story of trade and development in the city before the discovery of oil. Explore the main galleries for interesting exhibits and artifacts showing the local way of life, with particular focus on the 1800s and the independent traders and seafarers that lived in the port city at the time. Enjoy walking around the life-size replicas of family homes, a model mosque, and a recreated street market. Use our Dubai tour itinerary planning tool to arrange your visit to Al Fahidi Fort and other attractions in Dubai.
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  • Great little museum - reasonably priced. Gives you a view of the history and culture. Bought a few items from the art shop here to take away as souvenirs. The wealth gap however is apparent here as....  more »
  • Getting to explore Dubai history at such a nominal price is absolutely worth mentioning. This is a nice museum, looks like is small but it has a lot of rooms and information. A fort converted into a.....  more »
  • I didn’t think much of this museum. There is a little bit of history told but it is extremely crowded and and just not very interesting.  more »

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