The Dubai Museum is housed in Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest existing building in the city, which dates back to 1787. Opened in 1971, the museum provides a great historical insight into Dubai’s history from beginning to present civilizations. With a small entrance fee, less than 5 AED; exhibits are conveniently organized and multimedia presentations appealing to all age groups.
Location: Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai
The Etihad museum is an ideal spot that provides not only an interactive experience but also an educational experience for its visitors. This museum is beautiful both outside and inside, however, the exhibits inside are truly exceptional. The architecture dates back to 1971 representing the vision of the present and former president. It depicts harmony among more than 150 countries and the dedication in accomplishing your goals.
Location: 1 Jumeirah Street, Dubai
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House
Overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Deria and Bur Dubai strategical situated in the Al Shindagha area, built in 1896. The Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House plays an important role in Dubai’s history as it served as a residential home of the Al Maktoum ruling family. Today, the house is a museum which holds some of Dubai’s most historical artifacts such as the royal family’s jewelry collection, stamps, photographs and coins dating back to 1791. It’s open to visitors every day, offering an opportunity to learn more about the UAE’s history.
Dubai Heritage Village
Located in Shindagha near the creek’s mouth is the ultimate location with an insight into Dubai’s lifestyle and culture most importantly the history of the Emirates Maritime history. Exquisite architectures such as the tented Bedouin village, wooden chest, ancient armory and cooking utensils can be seen. This museum provides a delightful glimpse of the traditional times compared to the modern times.