Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai

3.6
#1 of 41 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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  • The museum is quite small so very easy to see everything in less than an hour. It is very well laid out and very interesting. It is extremely reasonably priced and worth a visit.  more »
  • This is a nice small museum After visiting the castle you go underground to see dioramas on the history of Dubai The only negative point is that it’s a Very crowded place  more »
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