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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  • Dubai Museum is worth a visit. It provides - for little money - a good insight into Dubai's history and the one of the Emirates. We liked especially the way the information is presented, taking the vi...  more »
  • The Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort displays the history of Dubai and its heritage. There is a reconstruction of some of the old streets, activities and shops, which makes it rather interesting as ...  more »
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