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Al Fahidi Fort

Al Fahidi Fort is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Dubai, housing the famous DubaiMuseum. Built in 1799 AD, Al-Fahidi Fort is believed to be oldest building in Dubai. The fort was originally built for sea defense, but it has since been used for various purposes such as a jail, an ammunition store, x emir residence and the seat of government.

Dubai Al Fahidi Fort

The Dubai GeographyAl Fahidi Fort has been housing the Dubai Museum since 1970. The museum displays a fine collection of artifacts covering every aspect of emirate's colorful history and culture. Exhibitions offer visitors a good insight into desert life, depicting traditional Arab homes, mosques, fishing, pearl diving and trade.


One of the main highlights at Dubai Museum is an exhibit featuring artifacts from excavated graves, which are as old as 5,000 years old. A trip to Dubai is not complete without visiting the Al Fahidi Fort. For more information on Al Fahidi Fort in Dubai, please click on relevantlinks on this page.

There are various sections in the museum with one section displaying collection of knives, swords and other weaponry, while other a collection of musical instruments.



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