The museum is located inside the Fort Al Fahidi, the city's oldest building constructed in 1787 to protect Dubai from invaders.
What the museum offers
Upon entering the museum, you are given the impression that this is a standard exhibition center. However, as you explore the different rooms and halls you realize that it is much more than that.
The museum takes you through Dubai's history, from its beginning as a tiny fishing village through the discovery of petroleum and to its modern-day incarnation.
Besides the ancient abra vessel and the traditional house located within the grounds of the fortress, you will also discover a fantastic recreation of the daily life of the inhabitants of Dubai in bygone times.