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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  • I liked. Yes, a small museum. Yes, nothing special there. Yes, the issue of tours ticket saleswoman looked at me in surprise, not understanding the word ikskjorshn (excursion), or wondering what someone asks about a tour. All so. So what? Museum of cute, cozy, and the size of the leads to the fact that after his passing did not fall, Haggard and cheerful and easygoing continue Dabaja inspection. Vnuri recreated the traditional East market-so it was a lot of long before oil appeared. Interesting description, but only in English and Arabic, and some are so low that we must embark on a squat to read them. But was soundly, with love. Never regretted that went to this museum. Takes a bit of time, is cheap (3 dirhams per person), and horizons expanding. Yes, even. Suvernirnom outlet store bought a book of his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai U.A.E.: "reflections on happiness and positive attitude" in Russian (it was still in English and Chinese book-apparently for external use) is also an interesting experience of its reading.
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  • I visited was very good. I found good old Dubai. Your dolls, but that life has changed dramatically, clearly explained. I'd like a basement exhibit.
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  • Great to get to know the history of Dubai and how it ended up being how it is today. Fantastic price , I’m sure it wasn’t more than a pound. A lot of exhibits but it’s not that big. You won’t need lon...  more »
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