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Dubai is home to numerous museums, covering themes ranging from technology and illusions to history, culture, and even camels. A museum visit in Dubai are an underrated activity, considering the sheer variety of entertainment and sightseeing options available. However, it's a great way to get a unique perspective on the city's growth and eveolution from a desert to one of the world's most visited destinations. Visitors are encouraged to visit Dubai's museums for a wholesome insight into the past and the future.
The most popular museums in Dubai are:
  • Museum of the Future: The Museum of the Future is a newly-opened museum that dares visitors to look 50 years into a sustainable, technology-driven future. It boasts over 3,000 exhibits that use augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and cutting-edge technology from all over the world.
  • Infinity des Lumières: Infinity des Lumières is a digital art center at the Dubai Mall that promises a unique take on art through immersive experiences presented by 130 HD projectors, over 3000 moving images, and about 58 speakers. .
  • Trick-Art Museum: Prepare for a museum full of hoodwinks, quirks, and deceiving artwork! The 3D World Dubai Trick-Art Museum has on display over 180 pieces of art such as murals and paintings, each featuring unique optical illusions.
  • Dubai Museum: The museum is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, which was built in 1787 and is the oldest standing fort in Dubai. A visit here offers a rich understanding into daily life of native Arab tribes. The exhibits feature recreated souqs, houses, farms, mosques, and more.
The best museums in Dubai for kids are:
  • Museum of the Future: A futuristic museum representing the technology, society, and environment of tomorrow's world, located in the heart of the central business district.
  • Madame Tussauds Dubai: Madame Tussauds Dubai is a fun and entertaining museum full of wax figures of celebrities, actors, singers, sports icons, and more.
  • Trick-Art Museum: A museum dedicated to illusions of all sorts, housing the most sophisticated 3D art and illusions.
  • Infinity des Lumières: A state-of-art digital museum dedicated to masterpieces of futuristic digital art, and future-oriented craft.
Skip-the-line tickets are not available for most museums in Dubai. Nevertheless, they all have flexible hours of entry that allows you to visit the museum at any time of the day. You can standard entry with Trick-Art Museum tickets, Infinity Des Lumieres, Museum of the Future tickets, Madame Tussauds Dubai Tickets, and Museum of Illusions Dubai tickets.
Museums in Dubai do not have guided tours. However, many of them provide audio guides with which you can tour the museum at your own pace and discover the highlights of each museum.
The cancelation policy varies depending on the type of ticket you purchase. While some museum tickets in Dubai allow you to cancel up to 24/48/72 hours before your scheduled visit, some of them cannot be canceled or rescheduled.
Discounts vary from ticket to ticket. However, children, senior citizens, and students with a valid ID proof are offered discounted entry fees for most tickets. Additionally, Headout offers discounts up to 16% and cashback up to 10% on selected museum tickets in Dubai.
The Museum of the Future is currently the biggest museum in Dubai, covering a space of over 30,000 square meters. The museum is one-of-a-kind, in that it portrays what the future 50 years from now would like if sustainable, innovative science and technology are used. The architecture of the structure is as fascinating as its displays. Parts of the building have been created by robots, already offering us a glimpse into what is to come. The Museum of the Future, within just a few months of opening, has quickly established itself as one of Dubai's most-visited attractions.
Dubai Museum is the oldest in the city, built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai. Through recreated models, it pays homage to Emirati lifestyle before the discover of oil in the UAE. One can see models of bedouin houses, souqs, mosques, date farms, and more/ The museum also features traditional Emirati music, dance, and educational programs designed to teach visitors about the history and culture of Dubai.
The museums you can enter for free in Dubai are:
  • Al Shindagha District
  • Camel Museum
  • Coffee Museum
  • Pearl Museum Emirates NBD - prior appointment is required
  • Coin Museum
  • Dubai Police Museum
  • Museum Of The Poet Al Oqaili
Photos and videos for personal use are permitted inside museums in Dubai, without the use of tripods or flash. At certain special exhibits, photography of any kind will not be allowed. Please read the photography guidelines issued at every museum.
The best time to visit any museum in Dubai is during the early opening hours or a few hours before the closing time. Avoid visiting on weekends and public holidays since larger crowds are expected during these days.
Since Christmas and New Year’s in Dubai are very popular in Dubai, all museums are open throughout the day.

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