Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai

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History Museum · Museum
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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  • Nice to learn the history of Dubai to appreciate the great foresight of its leaders. From the old city to the fabulous metropolis it is today.  more »
  • I can't rate it past the exterior view .. because it was CLOSED. It showed as Open on Google and there was a recent review and Viator has tours that include the museum available. We were fooled...  more »

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