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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  • This took us on a journey of the life of original inhabitants of the area before this era of modernization. Got to see their culture and relics. It was a rewarding experience and extremely cheap to vi...  more »
  • Tells us his life in the desert, before the discovery of oil in the subsoil thereof. Very interesting the exposiciob.
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