Al Fahidi Fort, 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 outside of the museum is very picturesque. The lower part (air-conditioned) is very interesting to trace the history of Dubai chronologically. The models are a bit dated but represent the way of life at the time. To do for the story side!
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  • The price is really cheap so it's nice to do it to find out a bit more about Dubai but it's far from the museum of the century. In addition there is no air conditioning so in the middle of summer is not the top
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