Museums & Monuments

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
A protected natural habitat for more than 60 species of birds and 300 species of flora and fauna. Entry is free, permits required. Open Saturday to Thursday 09:00-16:00. Located between Oud Metha/Ras Al Khor Road (E 44) and Dubai-Al Ain Road (E 66).
Dubai Museum
Historical museum depicting local customs and ways of living in Dubai through various eras. Located inside Al Fahidi Fort in Bur Dubai. Open Saturday to Thursday 08:30-20:30 and Friday 14:30 -20:30.
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoums House
A collection of historic photographs, documents, and artefacts on display in the house of the former ruler of Dubai. Open Saturday to Thursday 08:30-20:30 and Friday 15:00-20:30. Located in Heritage Village, Al Shindagha.
Burj Nahar
Restored 19th century watchtower surrounded by a small park area. Located in Deira near Dubai Electricity Water Authority (DEWA) in Al Muteena. Free entry.
Heritage & Diving Village
Demonstrations of traditional craft and pottery making and exhibits showing aspects of Dubais maritime history. Free entry. Open Saturday to Thursday 08:30-22:00 and Friday 15:30-22:00. Hours during Ramadan may vary. Located in the Al Shindagha area.
Dubai Municipality Museum
Exhibits and historical documents tracing the history of Dubai Municipality over the past 50 years. Open Saturday to Thursday from 07:30-15:00. Located on Baniyas Road in the former Dubai Municipality office, next to Spice Souk.
Bastakiya
Old residential area of Dubai featuring traditional wind towers (barjeels) and courtyard houses, historic architecture, and thin winding roads originally built in the early 20th century. In Bur Dubai along the creek. Open daily from 10:00-22:00.
Burj Khalifa
Worlds tallest building located in Downtown Dubai. Access "At the Top" observation deck on the 124th floor. Open daily from 10:00-00:00.
Jumeirah Archaeological Site
One of 4 main excavation sites in Dubai. Artefacts from the 7th to 15th century have been discovered here. Visiting hours are 08:30-14:00. Located behind Emirates Hospital in Jumeirah 2.
Al Ahmadiya School & Heritage House
The first regular school in Dubai, built in 1912, was converted to a museum in 1995. Parts of the building date back to 1890s and showcases traditional architecture. Open Saturday to Thursday 08:30-20:30, Friday 14:00-20:30. Located in Al Ras (Deira).
Neif Museum
The original headquarters of Dubai Police also included a prison and the civil courts. Visiting hours: Saturday to Thursday 08:00-19:30, Friday 14:30-19:30.
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
Scheduled tours, language classes, traditional food tastings and educational programmes developed to promote Arab culture and religion. Located in Bastakiya (Bur Dubai).
Jumeirah Mosque
Weekly tours organised by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Tour includes an open forum discussion about Arab and Emirati life, history, culture and religion. Located opposite Palm Strip Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road in Jumeirah 1.
Hatta Heritage Village
Restored 16th Century village located in the Hajjar mountains. Visitors can see watchtowers, a mosque, traditional houses made from stone and mud, and Hatta Fort. Open Saturday to Thursday 08:00-20:00 and Friday 14:00-20:00. Ramadan hours may vary.

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