Al Fahidi Fort


Dubai Museum (Arabic: مØحف دبي) is the main museum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is located in the Al Fahidi Fort (Arabic: حصن الفهيدي), built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai.

What was Al Fahidi Fort used for?

It was built not only to defend the town of Dubai, but also served as an office and residence of the Ruler, as well as a prison and a place to store ammunition.

Is Al Fahidi open?

Al Fahidi Fort & Dubai Museum

The oldest building in Dubai, the Al Fahidi Fort, is located in this area and dates back to 1787. It opened as Dubai Museum in 1971. The museum is well worth a visit, however, it is currently closed due to much-needed renovation.

Why is the Dubai Museum closed?

Please note that the museum is currently under renovation and closed to the public.

How was the Al Fahidi fort made?

Visit Dubai’s oldest building

Back when the city’s economy was built on pearl fishing and trade the locals needed protecting from neighbouring tribes. So in 1787 the Al-Fahidi Fort was built. The walls were built from coral and shells cemented together with lime, and they’re still standing today.

Which is the oldest fort in UAE?

Fujairah Fort
Fujairah Fort (Arabic: Ù‚Ù„Ø¹Ø Ø§Ù„ÙØ¬ÙŠØ±Ø) is a fort in the city of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dating back to the 16th century, it is the among the oldest as well as the largest castles in the country.

What is the oldest site discovered in UAE?

The discoveries on Ghagha island highlight that the characteristics of innovation, sustainability and resilience have been part of the DNA of the inhabitants of this region for thousands of years, said Mohamed Al Mubarak, chairman of the department.

How much is the entrance fee in Dubai Museum?

Entry Ticket for Dubai Museum in Dubai

Dubai Museum entrance fee is AED 3 or INR 58 per person (for adults) and AED 1 or INR 20 for children (below 6 years). Dubai Museum tickets can be purchased along with the tickets of Dubai Fort.

Can we visit the Museum of the Future?

All visitors, including those eligible for free admission, must book a time slot to enter the museum. Tickets provide full access to the museum experience and amenities.

Which is the biggest museum in UAE?

By 2019, the Louvre Abu Dhabi had already attracted 2 million visitors, making it the most visited museum in the Arab world.
Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Wikimedia | OpenStreetMap
Location Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Type Art Museum
Director Manuel RabatÃ
Architect Jean Nouvel
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The importation and sale of religious material is allowed; however, attempts to spread Christianity among Muslims are not permitted. Non-Muslim religious leaders reported that customs authorities rarely questioned the entry of religious materials such as Bibles and hymnals into the country.


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