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Find The Best Museums IN Dubai

OliOli

The must visit world class children museum. Did you know OliOli is the Hawaiian word for joy. It entails 8 galleries with over 45 interactive exhibits. Lovingly designed and inspired by ideas of educators, artists and development psychologists from 12 different countries. It offers children the ability to engage in an open minded, and non judgemental play environment, learning to take risks in low stake environments, use their hands and problem solve. But also gain fascination with steam in a joyful manner. Most importantly, they can play and bond with their family. Why not visit to explore, be curious, discover and most importantly find JOY. 

Museum of Illusions

This is the world of fascination. Thrilled yet bewildered, you will enter into a world that will blow your mind, but also enable you to learn lots of new things. It is sure to be amazing and an unimaginable experience because whatever you see, it is not what it appears to be. If you are ready for an adventure, here is the place.

Etihad Museum

This museum is perfect for those who love artifacts. It collects, preserves and displays the heritage of the United Arab Emirates in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and finally military history. It holds everything you can imagine from old passports of those who are important in the city to personal artefacts of the rulers of UAE. 



Maritime Museum

A modern space dedicated to exhibiting maritime trade and marine life. Such as maps of oceans, ancient boats and artifacts. Perfect for those wanting to learn and discover Dubai’s sea life history.

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

This museum opened in 2008 and covers every area of the islamic culture, with more than 5000 artifacts from the islamic world. A place to get the full spiritual experience. Why not browse all aspects of the Islamic faith, science, discoveries and culture and finally cherish the beauty of Islamic Art. 

Sharjah Art Museum

Here you can enjoy the world of artistic wonders and creativity spread around the large gallery. This unique museum offers every art lover and all visitors to admire the splendor of a variety of collections and temporary exhibitions hosted by the museum. You will be able to explore the history of the region through masterpieces from local artists, and arab artists who have left an important mark in the local and arab art world.

Sharjah Classic Car Museum

Whilst driving around Dubai, it is clear that cars are a highlight in life. Therefore, if you love classic or modern cars, the Sharjah is perfect for you. Showcasing more than 100 cars, motorcycles and bikes, with the earliest dating back to 1917. 

Dubai Museum and Al Fahidi Fort

The Al Fahidi Fort is the oldest existing building in the city, built in 1787. Once was a monarch base, as a force of defence, weapon arsenal and prison. It was then renovated and now houses the museum. Showcasing Dubai’s history and original heritage, you can get a look into everyday life before the discovery of oil. Multiple galleries recreate historic local houses, mosques, souks, date farms, deserts and marine life. You can also explore into the history of pearl diving, including real life weights and scales used in the time which has been preserved to this day. 

Al Mahatta Museum

This was the first airport in the region which was then turned into a medium to highlight the history of flight in the UAE and this region. It is an important landmark due to its high volume of unique collectibles that narrate the history of aviation from man’s first attempt to fly and landing on the moon. The building includes the original propeller plans which are fully restored and you can also stand guard in the hanger alongside the original refueling tanker.

Al Jaber Gallery

This is the biggest gift and souvenir chain in the UAE, perfect for those looking to buy a little something to remember their trip. Built in 1960 by a Dubai based veteran in handicrafts and antiques. It now offers traditional arabian handicrafts like chow, khanjar and dalla to the antique world and lovers. 

Indochine

This is one of the latest additions to Dubai, with the launch being highly anticipated due to his sister location in New York which has been delivering to customers since 1984. This is the first of the restaurants to branch out of its original location and gives Dubai the chance to experience and try exotic French-Vietnamese offerings. Much loved dishes such as ravioli and steamed sea bream on banana leaf.