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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  • All areas of this museum are wheelchair friendly. From the ramped entrance guarded by two ancient cannons, the museum has many interesting and informative exhibits which can be accessed with a...  more »
  • It was AED 12 to get in for 4 of us ( family). I only had 100 or 3x 5 notes but there was a slight tear in one of the notes so he wouldn’t accept it and wouldn’t accept the 100z. Very rude. Didn’t...  more »
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