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Trick your eyes and boggle your mind at the Museum of Illusions Dubai

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Dubai in all its resplendence is nothing short of an illusion; more often than not, you’ll gaze at the sights and never really believe your eye. Adding on to its exhaustive list of wonders, the city welcomes the Dubai Museum of Illusions. An extension of the international museum chain that first debuted in Zagreb, Croatia in 2015, the Dubai edition is the biggest one to date with 80-plus interactive exhibits. The enchanting world of illusions is designed to trick your minds, challenge your senses, fuel your imagination, educate you and thoroughly confuse you as nothing is what it seems.

Dubai Museum of Illusions - In a Nutshell

Handy information

⏰ Suggested Duration:1-2 hours
☀️ Best Time to Visit: Morning
? Must See:Anti-gravity Room
?️ Museum of Illusions Ticket: AED 67
? Closest Metro:Al Fahidi


The Mirage
Head on the platter
The Chair Illusion
Ames Room
Anti-gravity Room

Things to know

Established in Dubai: September 2018
Museum of Illusion outlets around the world: 35

Opening Hours And Address

Monday to Thursday: 10am – 10pm
Friday to Sunday: 10am – 11pm

Address : Museum of Illusions, Al Raqi Recreation Halls LLC, Al Seef, Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Why Visit Dubai Museum of Illusions?

Musuem of Illusions Dubai

We would repeat ourselves, ‘nothing is what it seems’ and why should it be, when a team of highly skilled architects and designers from Croatia have used their skill sets along with science, mathematics, biology, and psychology to precisely fool your eye and brain.

The exhibit developed falls under three categories, Master Illusions, Grand Illusions, and Optical Illusions. Designed to be enjoyed by all age groups, the museum allows the visitors to become part of the exhibits and click tons of pictures. The interactive exhibits are entertaining and educational as they push you to discover the science behind them.

The 450 square meter venue includes attraction such as the Vortex Tunnel, the Chair Illusion, gravity-defying slanted room, the Infinity Room, and the Ames room. Unlike anything that currently exhibits in Dubai or elsewhere the Dubai Museum of Illusions is a must-watch albeit perplexing treat for the locals and the visitors.

Dubai Museum of Illusions Tickets

Enter a realm of deception with your friends and family and experience the mind-boggling phenomenon of optical illusion with these Dubai Museum of illusions Tickets. With skip-the-line access, bypass long queues and enjoy an intriguing visual, sensory and educational adventure.

Top Museum of Illusion Exhibits

Here's all that you ought to watch out for at the Museum of Illusions Dubai.


Musuem of Illusions Dubai - Photo Illusions
Photo Illusions

At least once in our lifetime, we all are guilty of clicking illusionistic pictures such as pinching the top of the Eiffel tower. Dubai Museum of illusions offers an innumerable guilt free and envy-worthy pictures of you levitating, shrinking or over-sizing in Alice in Wonderland style.

Musuem of Illusions Dubai - Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions

The walls of the Museum carries a collection of bewildering images using color, light, and patterns that will trick your eyes into playing tricks with your brain. Just stare at them for 30 seconds or less and you will see things moving, shrinking, disappearing and what not.

Musuem of Illusions Dubai - Hologram

Holograms are images that create 3D illusions. The Dubai edition proudly boasts the largest collection of holograms images, which vary from holographic portraits to horror-grams to images that can appear and disappear before your eyes to images that transform from one kind to another.


Musuem of Illusions Dubai - The Mirage
The Mirage

You can’t visit the desert and miss one of its most famous phenomena the Mirage. Though this is within the confines of the museum, the principle is the same. The projected object will look and feel like a real 3D object, even after you try and grab it and catch nothing..

Musuem of Illusions Dubai - Stereogram

A stereogram is a picture within a picture. The three-dimensional image puzzle has a hidden 3D object inside each of the unusual looking 2D picture. You can only discover the 3D image if viewed correctly. It might take an attempt or two to figure out what is hidden in those pictures.

Musuem of Illusions Dubai - Head on the platter
Head on the platter

An illusion so brilliantly created that even when you know where is the rest of the body is hidden, it still comes as a surprise seeing just ahead on the platter. Imagine yourself as the magicians muse and surrender your head for a very cool headshot.


Musuem of Illusions Dubai - the chair illusion
The Chair Illusion

Inspired by the psychologist Jean Beuchet chair illusion, it lets you explore the laws of perception by playing with your sense of proportion and perspective. In simpler words, click from the right angle and take home a brilliantly puzzling photo illusion that features a tiny you sitting on a chair.

Musuem of Illusions Dubai - Ames Room
Ames Room

This picturesque yet ordinary looking room is masterly distorted to create an astounding visual illusion. Depending on which corner of the room you choose to stand on, you’ll either be a giant or a dwarf. Your respective size will either grow or shrink as you move back or forth.

Musuem of Illusions Dubai - Anti gravity room
Anti-gravity Room

This room masterfully defies all laws of physics as the balls roll upwards and water flows uphill. In fact, you will be not able to comprehend whether you are standing on a flat or on a slanted surface. Even if you guess the trick behind it, you’ll be tricked by this room.

Dubai Museum of Illusions Review

This is great fun. You will experience some interesting and surprising 3 D effects based on graphic, mirrors, and perspectives. It is very interactive and you may take pictures everywhere. So fun for ~ 60 minutes.

- Reisebein, Tripadvisor September 2018

Went to the museum with family and friends. We had a teenager and two toddlers and we all, adults and kids alike, had a lot of fun. Museum is located in a new area that is portraying the old Dubai. It was lovely to walk around even if most places there are yet to open. The museum was great fun and many tricks were quite interesting. The downsides were that it is expensive (80 Aed per adult and 60 per child) and it is quite compact so one hour or so is plenty of time to see it all. Also it turns out that entrance is per session. We got there at 4 p.m and the next session was at 5:30! No details about this on the website. We fortunately had time on our hands but such info needs to be readily available on website. Would definitely come again and I hope they would have change few installations then just to keep us guessing and intrigued

- HounaidaAH, Tripadvisor September 2018

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Know Before Visiting Dubai Museum of Illusions

Dubai Museum of Illusions Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 10am – 10pm
Thursday to Sunday: 10am – 11pm

Dubai Museum of Illusions Location

Address: Museum of Illusions, Al Raqi Recreation Halls LLC, Al Seef, Dubai Creek, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Getting to the Dubai Museum of Illusions

A cab can easily take you to Dubai Museum of Illusion. Al Seef is easily reachable, with Al Fahidi or BurJuman metro stations and can take a taxi to the Museum. In addition, abra and water taxi services could also be availed.

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FAQs: Dubai Museum of Illusions?

How do I get to the Dubai Museum of illusion?

By Metro: You can easily take a metro to the Al Fahidi Metro Station which is the closest station to the Museum of Illusions. From here, you can take a rental service or can book a taxi to reach your destination in no time

How long does it take to go around Museum of Illusions?

Book ahead due to social distancing. You get blocked an hour, but we took two hours. If you try the puzzles and get a few good photos you can easily pass this time

How long can I stay in Museum of Illusions?

While we do not offer refunds on tickets, we can help you rebook your ticket for another date or time. Please email at with your ticket number and preferred date and time to reschedule. You are welcome to stay in the museum as long as you like, but an average visit lasts around an hour.

What are the opening hours of Museum of Illusions Dubai?

Timings :
Monday to Thursday: 10am - 10pm
Thursday to Sunday: 10am- 11pm