Explore Dubai’s heritage, culture and architecture at Al Fahidi

Summary

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

  • Art & Culture

  • Outdoor and nature

City

  • Dubai

Amenities

  • Arabic

  • Disabled access

  • English

  • Outdoors

  • Parking available

Description

Discover what life in Old Dubai was like, during the mid-19th century at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. Located along the Dubai Creek, this district is a key heritage site with much of the original infrastructure preserved and intact.

The traditional wind towers – constructed from stone, teak, gypsum, palm wood and sandalwood – represent only a small part of Al Fahidi’s history. Each alley, twisting pathway and breezy tower tells a story of a life before the seven emirates.

There are over 50 'houses' to explore. Start at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, where you can take a culturally immersive tour of the district. There is also the fascinating Coins Museum with over 470 rare coins displayed, which shines a spotlight on the monetary system of the British Empire, India and countries in the region before independence.

Other highlights include the Symposium House and Events House, which often stages cultural events and heritage-related activities, such as demonstrations by local craftsmen.

Make sure you don’t miss the Calligraphy House (Dar Al Khatt), that specialises in Arabic calligraphy and everything related to the creative art form. Also visit the Municipality House that stands as a remarkable example of traditional Dubai architecture.

Available Weekly

  • Everyday

Available during the:

  • Afternoon (12:00 - 17:00)

  • Evening (17:00 - 23:00)

  • Morning (06:00 - 12:00)

Duration

  • 1 to 4 hours

Suitable for

  • Couples

  • Families

  • Friends

  • Solo

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Open now
07:00 - 20:00
  • Monday 07:00 - 20:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday 07:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 07:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday 07:00 - 20:00
  • Sunday 07:00 - 20:00

All the time ranges are in local time

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