As the UAE government works with gusto to enhance and rejuvenate the historically important Dubai Creek area, The Shindagha Museum has been created to promote the emirate as a cultural destination – and perhaps challenge some existing perceptions of Dubai.

People across the world love the emirate for being a fun, glamorous, and thrilling tourism spot with sunshine all year round, but there is much more to this amazing place. Dubai has a fascinating traditional culture running parallel to its luxurious modern lifestyle, and the history of the local Emirati people is rich with tales of ingenuity, creativity and awesome adaptability.

Behind the travel brochure superlatives lies an emirate with a wonderful heritage and a rich set of traditions that have shaped its identity. The museum was created to celebrate those traditions and guide people through a world they may have never known existed.

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    • Vivek Raju
      April 7, 2023 at 6:01 am

      One of the most educational places in Dubai apart from the museum of the future. You learn everything about how Dubai came into existence and where the future is going. You also get to see a lot of culture about the UAE.

    • Alex Drukpa.
      July 2, 2023 at 1:34 am

      Al Shindagha Museum is a fantastic destination for anyone interested in the rich history and culture of the UAE. The museum is located in Dubai’s historic Al Shindagha district and offers a fascinating glimpse into the country’s past.
      What makes history beautiful is the way we celebrate it. And that’s exactly how this place does it. The guide was amazingly courteous and informed. The displays are gorgeous and the location mesmerizing. There are 14 houses around which you can explore and almost in every one there is guidance. Everyone were extremely nice and helpful, also really interesting to listen to. There are all kinds of free workshops. Whole museum is extremely interactional so even the kids will enjoy it. Amidst all the billboards and the glitz and glam, it can be easy to forget that there was life in Dubai before Starbucks. If you are at all interested in the culture and history of Dubai or the UAE, you should visit this museum. One of the most educational places in Dubai apart from the museum of the future. You learn everything about how Dubai came into existence and where the future is going. A worth a visit experience where your 2 to 3 hours are spent without knowing when it went away, had a wonderful experience going through different houses with each having its own theme and still left some due to time constraints.

    • Anoushka Sequeira Fernandes
      July 2, 2023 at 7:36 am

      The museum is worth a visit and definitely a workout. A lovely insight into to the making of Dubai and how it came to be. The different houses are mesmerising and definitely worth a visit especially for history buffs.

    • Colin Beaton
      July 18, 2023 at 2:01 am

      Sympathetic renovation to historic buildings, authentic and genuine, very good museum displays and information, great value as one ticket gets you into all the museums, limited F&B, plenty of parking, exterior access to all buildings so very hot in the summer, a little tricky to find given the location in old Dubai, a great experience for anyone wanting to learn about the history of Dubai. Photos are of the perfume musem

    • Yock Song Law
      July 26, 2023 at 11:58 am

      A good museum to gain insights on dubai Development. To me house 3 on dubai creek, house 10 on al maktoum residence and house 15 life on land are better. Do need a fair bit of patience, time and energy to navigate through all the housem. At least 4hrs needed if you are very indepth museum goer

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