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Dubai Museum Tours

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Dubai Museum
Set inside Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum recounts the Emirates’ history up until the oil boom, which forever altered its skyline. Dioramas and artifacts convey what daily life was like for Dubai’s earliest communities, while life-sized re-creations of the city’s early souks and wharfs bring the past to life. 

The Basics
Housed in Dubai’s oldest structure—built in 1787—the Dubai Museum gives visitors insight into a side of the city hard to imagine amid all the ultramodern skyscrapers. The museum is a highlight on many city tours, along with other popular Dubai attractions such as the Jumeirah Mosque, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek, and the Gold and Spice souks. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Dubai Museum is a must-see for history buffs.
  • See the museum as part of a city sightseeing tour, with stops at several other popular attractions.
  • The Dubai Museum is accessible to wheelchair users, but there are some steep walkways that may require assistance for manual wheelchairs.

How to Get There
To reach the Dubai Museum, either walk along Al Fahidi Street through the backstreets of Bastakia or make your way there from Bur Dubai Souq. The Dubai Museum is a short walk from both the Bhubaiba and Fahidi bus and metro stations. Limited free public parking is also available.

When to Get There
The museum is open daily (limited hours on Fridays) except for during Ramadan, when the museum remains closed on Fridays. Despite being in the oldest building in Dubai, the museum is completely air-conditioned, making it a perfect way to spend an hour or so during the hottest part of the afternoon.

History of Al Fahidi Fort
Located on the southern shores of Dubai Creek, the 200-year-old Al Fahidi Fort was built at what was then the edge of urban Dubai to lend protection to the city. Throughout its history, the building served as an arsenal for weapons and artillery, and as a prison before it became a museum in 1971.
Address: Al Fahidi Fort, Al Fahidi Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Admission: 3 AED
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Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore Dubai at your own pace on a double-decker, open-top Big Bus Dubai tour. Admire top Dubai attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab, and Old Dubai, and hop on and off at any of the stops around the city to visit souks, malls, and museums as you please. Choose from a 1-day Classic, 2-day Premium, or a Deluxe 5-day unlimited attraction pass. Tickets include an array of extras like a Dubai Creek cruise, admission to Dubai Museum, shopping discounts and more.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
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Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Dubai City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the best of Dubai on a half-day Dubai sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Traveling by comfortable coach or minivan, take in Dubai’s top landmarks as you absorb the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Snap photos of the Burj Al-Arab, the sail-shaped hotel on its own artificial island; learn about local history at the Dubai Museum, ride an ‘abra’ water taxi across Dubai Creek, and much more. Sign off with a visit to the Deira Spice Souk and free time to explore the brilliant Gold Souk.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$31.30
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Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour

Dubai City Tour with Guide - Old and New Dubai sightseeing tour

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Discover the landmarks of Dubai old and new on a half-day guided city tour. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, get to know modern Dubai, seeing Dubai Marina, the Burj Al Arab, and meg-tall Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest tower. Plus, delve into historical Dubai with visits to Al Bastakiya, Dubai Museum, and the Gold and Spice Souks, plus an ‘abra’ water taxi ride on Dubai Creek. Hotel, port, and central pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 6 hours
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$39.00
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Private Tour: Full Day Dubai City Excursion Including Dubai Museum

Private Tour: Full Day Dubai City Excursion Including Dubai Museum

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Enjoy a private tour of Dubai with your friends or family members and a knowledgeable guide. On this full day excursion, you will hit the most important landmarks and neighborhoods of the city, including Zabeel Palace, Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest structure), Dubai Mall, Ski Dubai, Palm Jumeira Island, Dubai Marina, and much more. Visit the Dubai Museum and the souk markets to test your haggling skills. Along the way, learn about the city's journey from quaint fishing village to international metropolis and take advantage of the many great photo opportunities. 
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  • 8 hours
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$174.29
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Private Tour: Dubai City Sightseeing Tour

Private Tour: Dubai City Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Dubai’s old and newest sights on a half-day sightseeing tour. With a private guide, travel by air-conditioned minivan between the city’s must-see sights. Admire top Dubai attractions such as Jumeirah Mosque and the iconic Burj Al-Arab and head inside Dubai Museum to trace the city’s history. Lastly, cross Dubai Creek on a traditional ‘abra’ water taxi, and explore the Spice and Gold souks as your guide provides commentary.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Dubai City Pass: Free admission to Dubai’s top attractions incl. Desert Safari

Dubai City Pass: Free admission to Dubai’s top attractions incl. Desert Safari

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Maximize your time in Dubai and enjoy big savings with this great-value Dubai City Pass. Choose between a 1-, 2-, 3-, or 7-day pass including admission to top attractions like Burj Khalifa and Dubai Museum, a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city, a traditional Dhow cruise along Dubai Creek, and a 4WD Desert Safari including a BBQ dinner.
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  • 1 to 7 days
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The Origin of Dubai Private Walking Tour

The Origin of Dubai Private Walking Tour

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Discover the less glitzy side of Dubai on this guided private walking tour of the city. First, wander around the Al Fahidi historical neighborhood, then head to the Coffee Museum to sample traditional Ethiopian or Turkish coffee. Following that, visit the Dubai Museum and explore the Al Shindagha neighborhood. You’ll end the tour with a ride in an abra across the Dubai Creek and a stop at the souks to shop.
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  • 3 hours
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$92.00
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Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

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Dubai full day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

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Discover the traditional side of Dubai and ascend the spectacular Burj Khalifa on an 8-hour sightseeing tour. With an informative guide, explore the old Al Bastakiya quarter and Dubai Museum, and ride an ‘abra’ boat cross Dubai Creek. Visit Jumeirah Mosque, capture photos of the Burj Al Arab. Finish at the ‘At the Top’ viewpoint on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa, marveling at the breathtaking views down over the city. Numbers are limited to 15 people for a small-group experience.
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  • 9 hours
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SNAPSHOT tour of Dubai

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SNAPSHOT tour of Dubai

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An ideal choice for first-time visitors to Dubai or travelers who are short on time, this 2.5-hour tour hits several major attractions with time for a few photo stops. Highlights include Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab (the world’s most luxurious hotel), Jumeirah Mosque, and Old Dubai.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Dubai Traditional city tour from Dubai

Dubai Traditional city tour from Dubai

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Discover the modern metropolis of Dubai and uncover its history and traditions on this half-day tour. Explore the historic neighborhood of Bastakyia and learn more about the city’s humble beginnings at the Dubai Museum, ride across Dubai Creek in an ‘abra’ water taxi, and marvel at architectural wonders including Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Jumeirah Mosque. Your tour ends at Dubai Mall, where you can spend the rest of the day shopping, purchase lunch, or watch the famous Dubai Fountain show.
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  • 4 hours
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Dubai Creek, Bastakiya Quarter, Dubai Gold Souk and Dubai Museums Tour

Dubai Creek, Bastakiya Quarter, Dubai Gold Souk and Dubai Museums Tour

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Start your exciting adventure in Dubai with a visit to Al Seef Neighborhood that still retains its old-world charm and heritage. Relive those childhood memories once again, passing through the old town, with the local Aladdin by your side. Its like you are in a movie. Experience the wonders of the Old Town with a boat ride along the Dubai Creek on a traditional Abra boat. Feel the lifeline and pulse of this beautiful city, walking through the old souks and its ancient history of gold and spices. Let me show you this unique side of Dubai, like no other can.
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  • 3 hours
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Dubai Museum Gold Souk and Water Taxi

Dubai Museum Gold Souk and Water Taxi

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Explore Dubai’s old neighborhoods, including its traditional bazaars and souks, on this unique 4-hour tour. Visit the small Bastakiya quarter, full of merchant houses, art galleries, cafés and boutique hotels. Discover the Dubai Museum, located in the oldest existing building in Dubai. Then take a water taxi across Dubai Creek to the Spice Market and Gold Souk. Visit the Women’s Museum, watch a private fashion show, take pictures outside Jumeirah Mosque and drive by the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel. Entrance fees plus a hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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Classic Dubai City Tour

Classic Dubai City Tour

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Whether it’s your first time in Dubai or you have limited time in the city, this half-day tour provides the ideal introduction, with photo opportunities at some of Dubai’s most memorable landmarks. Stop at Burj Al Arab, Palm Atlantis, and Sheikh Mohamed Palace; cruise across Dubai Creek in a traditional Abra water taxi; visit Dubai Museum; and browse the gold and spice souks.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Dubai City Tour with Land cruiser and Guide/ Chauffeur

Private Dubai City Tour with Land cruiser and Guide/ Chauffeur

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The tour includes a visit to Dubai Museum that is housed within the 18th century Al Fahidi Fort. It has on display arts and artifacts reflecting the ancient history and lifestyle of traditional Arabs. An ideal illustration of a blend of outstanding Islamic and contemporary architecture, Jumeirah Mosque. our itinerary further comprises a tour to such phenomenal attractions of the city as Burj Al Arab Hotel – the world’s only seven-star hotel that is especially noted for its distinctive silhouette resembling a billowing sail, the Palm Island – the crescent shaped man-made island, Atlantis Hotel and Burj Khalifa – the towering building that is one of its kind in the whole world. Dubai’s scenic attractions, and a photo stop to well-maintained Jumeirah Beach The journey ends with a drive through Sheikh Zayed Road that has imposing skyscrapers lined on its either side and a shopping at one of the city’s prominent shopping malls.
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  • 5 hours
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Dubai City Tour with Private Hotel Pickup and Drop off

Dubai City Tour with Private Hotel Pickup and Drop off

Explore the historic and modern sights of Dubai on this guided sightseeing tour. See highlights such as the Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Fort, Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach, man-made Palm Island, the Atlantis Hotel, and more. Plus enjoy a flexible start time and receive personalized attention with this private half-day tour.
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  • 5 hours
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Dubai full day tour without lunch from Dubai

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Dubai full day tour without lunch from Dubai

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Ideal for first-time visitors to Dubai or travelers on a budget, this shared bus tour takes in all the highlights in one day. Enjoy spectacular views of Palm Jumeirah island, Sheikh Zayed road, and Burj Khalifa; visit the Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, and Dubai Museum (entrance included); ride a traditional abra across Dubai Creek; and enjoy free time for lunch and shopping at Dubai Mall.
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  • 9 hours
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Dubai City Tour

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Experience the highlights of Dubai, from its history to its 21st-century architecture, on a 5-hour tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide. Soak up the bustling souks near Dubai Creek, see admire Jumeirah Mosque and the 7-star, sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, see man-made Palm Jumeirah and visit Dubai Museum, where ancient artifacts, photographs and exhibits chart Dubai’s development. Learn all about the city’s culture and architectural triumphs from your guide and finish your sightseeing gazing up at the soaring Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.
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  • 5 hours
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$100.00
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Dubai City Tour

Dubai City Tour

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See Dubai’s highlights in a short amount of time with this stress-free tour. Traveling in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, visit the beachside Burj Al Arab hotel, the Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, the vibrant Al Bastikiya neighborhood, the Dubai Museum, and more. End your tour by exploring the textile markets, and the Spice and Gold Souk.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Dubai Half-Day City Tour with Burj Khalifa Ticket

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Discover the highlights of Dubai on a half-day tour with an informative local guide. Glimpse the history of Dubai at the Dubai Museum, which is located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort. Then take a water taxi to Deira to see traditional gold and spice shops. Stop for photos of the iconic Burj Al-Arab, the super-luxe hotel on the Arabian Gulf, then see the artificial islands of the Palm Jumeirah. Finally, head up to the observation deck at Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world.
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  • 4 hours
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Afternoon Dubai City Tour

Afternoon Dubai City Tour

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The ideal introduction for travelers short on time, this attraction-packed half-day tour covers the most legendary locations in Dubai, from sky-high Burj Khalifa to the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, home of the Dubai Museum. Tours include comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle transfers, a private group guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$75.00
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Dubai half day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

Dubai half day tour with Entry ticket to Burj Khalifa at the Top

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Hop aboard a tour bus for this half-day guided tour of Dubai. The itinerary highlights include stops at the Dubai Creek, Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, and Burj Al Arab. You’ll also be able to cross the creek by boat in an authentic motorized "abra.” The tour wraps up with a stop at the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, where you can travel up to the 124th floor.
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  • 5 hours
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Dubai Express 4 Days, 3 Nights Dubai Tour Package

Dubai Express 4 Days, 3 Nights Dubai Tour Package

Explore the Futuristic City of Dubai with our Dubai Tourism Package, Dubai is known for its futuristic buildings and developments which are quite ahead of their time. This city of dreams which seems straight out of a magic lamp is the most popular tourist destination in the middle east. Right from the modern lifestyle to thrilling Desert Safari or the tallest building Burj Khalifa or the stunning Burj Al Arab hotel, this Arabian land will not fail to surprise its visitors and Our Dubai Tourism Package offers a complete holiday experience in Dubai with comfortable accommodation of all budget, guided city tours, and airport transfers. With our Dubai Tourism Package, you can explore the most popular attractions of Dubai along with the must-do activities like Dubai Desert Safari and Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai.
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  • 4 days
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Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Dubai Private Food Tour

Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Dubai Private Food Tour

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Take your taste buds on a journey around Dubai’s multicultural cuisine on this private food tour. Learn about the city’s historical culinary influences while exploring souks and traditional eateries, and enjoy up to eight food stops to try local specialties and goodies. Sample fresh prawns cooked in spices, dig into a camel burger and savor saffron ice cream, lemon mint juice, stuffed vine leaves, traditional coffee, and more.
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  • 3 hours
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$136.20
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$136.20
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Morning Dubai City Tour

Morning Dubai City Tour

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This half-day tour gives you the perfect opportunity to see some of Dubai’s top attractions. Make sure your camera is charged for stops at the modern architectural marvels of the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Palm Islands, plus the traditional Gold and Spice souks, Dubai Museum, and Jumeirah Mosque, the only mosque in Dubai open to the public.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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