Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai

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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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  • If you like history and enjoy learning about people and culture, this is a fun experience. Very kid friendly but also amazing for adults. It has dioramas that help illustrate the history of Dubai in.....  more »
  • Great photo opportunity in Old Dubai. A beautifully restored fort from the outside, we only stopped by for a couple of pictures. The museum was still closed (possibly due to Covid) which was...  more »
  • The great modern city of Dubai often let others forget there was a past. This small museum gives a good pictorial history of Dubai, from a small fishing village. Once completed, just go outside...  more »

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