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15 Best Museums in Dubai
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Louvre Abu Dhabi - Skip The Line Tickets

Louvre Abu Dhabi - Skip The Line Tickets

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  • Skip past the ticket purchase queue with this priority access ticket.
  • Admire the gorgeous views of the sea and Abu Dhabi's skyline as you walk towards the mesmerizing dome.
  • See over 35,000 artworks from around the world, with an emphasis on Eastern and Western styles.
  • In the museum galleries, admire the works of renowned artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, and Jackson Pollock.
  • Don’t miss out on the exhibitions that the Louvre hosts every year in partnership with French museums.
  • New works on loan include Haystacks, End of Summer by Claude Monet, Old Man in Front of Children's Tombs by Osman Hamdi Bey, and Caravans, Gypsy Camp near Arles by Vincent van Gogh. You can also see The Bellelli Family by Edgar Degas and Southern Landscape by Pierre Bonnard.
  • Shop for a souvenir from the cozy little boutique shop on your way out.
  • Download the free app on your Android or iOS device so you can fully explore the artwork and navigate the museum. Don't forget your headphones!
  • Be sure to check out ‘Emotions! The new art adventure’ at the Children's Museum, showing till May 2023. Perfect for families with younger kids between 4 -10.
  • The galleries are set at a relatively cool temperature to protect the installations. You might want to consider carrying a stole/scarf, especially for kids.
  • Photography is permitted throughout Louvre. However, flash photography is not allowed in some areas with sensitive exhibits.
  • This experience is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
Museum of Illusions Dubai

Museum of Illusions Dubai

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  • Visit the Museum of Illusions which redefines perception in a quirky manner.
  • Waste no time waiting around in long queues with exclusive skip-the-line entry
  • Experience the mind-bending phenomenon of optical illusion.
  • Witness different angles of your face as you view yourself through full-length mirrors in the Infinity Room.
  • Feel dizzy as you step into The Vortex tunnel with its whacky lighting and illusions.
  • The museum includes several other rooms like the Tilted Room and the Chair Illusion Room.
  • Use your gifted cognitive abilities through numerous perplexing puzzles and games.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Museum of The Future Dubai Tickets

Museum of The Future Dubai Tickets

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  • Point of View: It is the year 2071, and since you stepped into the museum, a whole lot has changed! Walk past exhibitions that straddle the past and future in a beautiful blend.
  • At the Museum of the future, watch futuristic technology and sustainable solutions come together under one time-traveling roof!
  • The Exteriors: Admire the gleaming 77-meter torus-shaped structure with calligraphy panels all around. The absence of columns inside makes this structure quite a feat in modern engineering.
  • The Interiors: Spread across 5 floors are 5 different chapters for you: each with distinctive problem statements, goals, and ideas. Start on floor 5 and make your way down, floor-by-floor in a cascading fashion.
  • The 5 chapters cover themes of climate change, ecology, health, wellness, spirituality, imagination, and the future of space travel and living.
  • Floor 6 is private and inaccessible. Floor 7 is the Events Hall, where you may enter. The main exhibits are only on floors 1 through 5.
  • Remember: You are an important contributor to the overall experience and not just a viewer of someone else’s work.

Zoom up on a space shuttle simulation (replete with a countdown, realistic shuttle sounds, and movements). Dock on the 5th floor where your tour officially begins!

  • Chapter 1: OSS Hope (Floor 5) - Enter the station's command center and learn about the missions, discoveries, and inventions OSS Hope has undertaken of late. PS- the 3D walls around you are made from recycled material!
  • Chapter 2: Heal Institute (Floor 4) - Walk through a marvelous digital Amazon and gasp at the remarkable DNA Library of 2000+ species as you learn more about the negative effects of climate change.
  • Chapter 3: Al Waha (Floor 3) - "The Oasis" is a place for you to disconnect from technology and revive your senses as you walk past a bunch of interactive sessions.
  • Chapter 4: Tomorrow Today (Floor 2) - Explore the various changes the world has seen with the technological leaps since the year 2022. Remember, the focus is on leading our planet to a better tomorrow.
  • Chapter 5: Future Heroes (Floor 1) - Take your children (our future heroes) to the final leg of your tour and let their imagination run wild as they engage in various interactive sessions.
  • The design theme for the Museum of the Future is inspired by the famous "Feng Shui" concept.
  • The Museum of the Future has no corners or columns. It is quite an architectural feat.
  • The Arabic calligraphy engraved all over the exteriors of the building is approximately 700 words. These words are taken from the poems of HH Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
  • This is a LEED-certified Museum that acts as the perfect example of the region's low-carbon structures.
  • The museum has a strict policy for maintaining the time slot selected. Besides a grace period of 30 mins before/after the selected time slot, early/late entrance to the Museum will be denied.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
3D World Dubai Trick-Art ‘Selfie’ Museum

3D World Dubai Trick-Art ‘Selfie’ Museum

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  • Enjoy a creative and one-of-a-kind experience at Dubai’s iconic Trick Art Museum for a fun-filled day of tricks and laughs.
  • Prepare to be overwhelmed by the many optical illusions and trick-art hand-painted, larger-than-life murals that are sure to blow your mind.
  • Discover over 185 3D paintings and be mesmerized by the illusions.
  • Immerse yourself in the paintings and become one with the painted scene.
  • Let your imagination run wild as you come up with creative ideas for photos.
  • Nine zones (such as Fantasy, Jungle, Water World, Animal Kingdom, etc.) with varying artwork promise a fun time where you create memories.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
AL Shindagha Museum - Entry Ticket

AL Shindagha Museum - Entry Ticket

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  • Grab this entry ticket and explore all the 21 houses of Al Shindagha Museum, making it the largest heritage museum in Dubai.
  • Explore on your own the unique story that each house highlights about the cultural and economical development of Dubai and its Emirati traditions.
  • Famous houses like The Al Maktoum Residence, the Community Hall, the People and Faith House, and many more will enrapture you with the history of Dubai.
  • Another very popular among the Al Shindagha Houses is the Perfume House. All your senses will be delighted and stimulated by exotic Emirati fragrances.
  • Through each house, discover their role in the development and evolution of the Emirati culture.
  • The Community Hall in the museum allows the visitors to share their interest in Dubai culture and heritage through programming. Besides, a diverse roster of exhibitions is available for everyone.
  • Witness the transformation of shrewd merchants and tradesmen into tough boatbuilders and seafarers at Dubai Creek narrated through a state-of-the-art multimedia experience.
  • Get a chance to participate in special events in honor of UAE National Day, which are only available from December 2nd to 5th.
  • Click here to know more about the activities.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • These tickets are valid until 12 April, 2023.

Dubai's rise to prominence as a global village is a story for the ages. Books can provide insight, but museums in Dubai are perfect for learning more about the city's history. There are many museums in Dubai, but here are some of the most popular ones.

15 Best Museums in Dubai

Museums in Dubai - Etihad Museum
Museums in Dubai -  Pearl Museum
Museums in Dubai - Dubai Museum
Museums in Dubai - Naif Museum
Museums in Dubai - Museum Of The Future
Museums in Dubai - History of Cinema Museum
Museums in Dubai - Saruq Al-Hadid Museum
Museums in Dubai - Bait Al Banat Women's Museum
Museums in Dubai - Coffee Museum
Museums in Dubai - Museum of Illusions
Museums in Dubai - Al Shindagha Museum
Museums in Dubai - Heritage Village

12. Heritage Village

History Museum

The Heritage Villages gives a glimpse of Middle Eastern village architecture from the 16th century. It also hosts the annual Dubai Shopping Festival.

Why Visit: Among the oldest places in Dubai, the Heritage Village has a distinct architecture fit for your Instagram.

Timings: 7:30 AM 8:30 PM (Saturday to Thursday), 12.30 to 8:30 (Friday)

Address: Dubai - United Arab Emirates. Read on map

Museums in Dubai - House of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum

13. House of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum

History Museum

The Al Maktoum family, the ruling family in Dubai, lived inside the House of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum until 1958.

Why Visit: The museum has invaluable artefacts, like jewellery and stamps, that portray the life of the Royal Family of Dubai.

Timings: 08 AM to 08:30 PM (Saturday to Thursday), 3 PM to 08:30 PM (Friday)

Address: 779R+72F - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. Find on map

Museums in Dubai - Al Bastakiya

14. Al Bastakiya

History Museum

Visit Al Bastakiya to see Dubai before the skyscrapers and oil. The buildings here are centuries old and made from coral, gypsum and palm wood.

Why Visit: The art gallery in the Al Bastakiya is a haven if you love contemporary Arabic paintings and artwork.

Timings: 7 AM to 8 PM (Everyday)

Address: Bur Dubai - Al Hamriya - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. Find on map

Museums in Dubai - Camel Museum

15. Camel Museum

Culture Museum

Of course, there's a museum dedicated to camels in Dubai. The site allows visitors to learn about the camels of the Arabian Peninsula.

Why Visit: Camels and Dubai are intertwined. The Camel Museum tells the sweet tale of the connection between a camel and a man.

Timings: 8 AM to 2 PM (Sunday to Thursday)

Address: 779Q+9V7 Al Shandagha Historical District - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. Find on map

Art Museums in Dubai

Check out the best Art Museums in Dubai.

Museums in Dubai - History of Cinema Museum

History of Cinema Museum

Museums in Dubai - Pearl Museum

Pearl Museum

Museums in Dubai - Bait Al Banat Women's Museum

Bait Al Banat Women's Museum

History Museums in Dubai

Relive the past at these history museums in Dubai.

Museums in Dubai - Etihad Museum

Etihad Museum

Museums in Dubai - Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

Museums in Dubai - Saruq Al-Hadid Museum

Saruq Al-Hadid Museum

Museums in Dubai - Al Shindagha Museum

Al Shindagha Museum

Science Museums in Dubai

Step into the future at these science museums in Dubai.

Museums in Dubai - Museum Of The Future

Museum Of The Future

Museums in Dubai - Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions

Frequently Asked Questions About Top Museums in Dubai

What are the best museums in Dubai?

The Pearl Museum, the History of Cinema Museum, and the Dubai Museum are considered among the best museums in Dubai.

What are 3 famous museums in Dubai?

Every museum in Dubai has a unique offering. However, the Etihad Museum, the Museum Of The Future, and the Museum of Illusions are a few famous museums in Dubai.

What are the best museums in Dubai for art?

The History of Cinema Museum is a place for art lovers. It shows the journey of motion pictures, allowing you to watch movies on a 17th-century camera.

What are the best museums in Dubai for science?

The Museum Of The Future and the Museum of Illusions are two fantastic science museums in Dubai you cannot miss! Each offers a scientific experience of a lifetime.

What are the best museums in Dubai for history?

Dubai is flooded with history museums. The Etihad Museum, the Dubai Museum, and the Saruq Al-Hadid Museum are some popular history museums in Dubai.

What is the name of the famous museum in Dubai?

The Museum Of The Future is possibly the most famous museum in Dubai.

What's the most interesting museum in Dubai?

Every Dubai Museum has something unique, although the Coffee Museum and the Camel Museum are interesting places.

What's the biggest museum in Dubai?

The Dubai Museum is the biggest museum in Dubai.

How many museums are there in Dubai?

Dubai is home to 15-20 fascinating museums.

What is Dubai's biggest museum?

The Dubai Museum and the Museum Of The Future are among the biggest museums in Dubai.

Are most museums in Dubai free?

Yes, most museums in Dubai are free.