The best museums in United Arab Emirates in December 2023

These are the top 50 best museums in United Arab Emirates, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in United Arab Emirates, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in United Arab Emirates.

Looking for the best museums in United Arab Emirates? These are the best ones:

  1. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo1

    Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

    Visit the largest aquarium in the world and witness feedings of various marine animals - from rays and crocodiles to sharks. Then take a walk through a walkthrough tunnel, or explore unique exhibitions. This aquarium offers endless possibilities of encountering marine life and makes for a fantastic
  2. Heritage Village2

    Heritage Village

    Discover what Dubai looked like before the commerce took over and the city's rapid expansion began. The traditional lifestyle is still alive here and it invites you to explore old customs of Emirates as well as the Dubai's characteristics. You can see the traditional simple dwellings and also the
  3. Dubai Museum3

    Dubai Museum

    Visit Al Fahidi Fort, the oldest building in Dubai and see how Dubai transformed from a tiny city to the wonder it is today. The fort was formerly used for protection of the city as well as the dwelling for the emperor. The premises were turned into a museum in 1969. The museum offers both educati
  4. Dubai Frame4

    Dubai Frame

  5. The Lost Chambers Aquarium5

    The Lost Chambers Aquarium

    Palm Jumeirah
    A breath-taking aquarium adorned with sea ruins. Walking under the water-filled arches is a wonderful experience for the whole family.
  6. Heritage Village6

    Heritage Village

    Abu Dhabi
    A place where you can discover Islamic traditions, see what life in Abu Dhabi was like in the old days and explore its souq and mosque.
  7. Louvre Abu Dhabi7

    Louvre Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi
  8. Dubai Dolphinarium8

    Dubai Dolphinarium

  9. The Green Planet Dubai9

    The Green Planet Dubai

  10. Saeed Al Maktoum House10

    Saeed Al Maktoum House

  11. Etihad Museum11

    Etihad Museum

  12. Dubai Safari Park12

    Dubai Safari Park

    Al Warqa
  13. Children's City13

    Children's City

    Perfect for families - this centre lets everyone explore the wonders of science through fun hands-on activities.
  14. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization14

    Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

  15. Women's Museum English15

    Women's Museum English

  16. Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif16

    Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif

  17. Sharjah Art Museum17

    Sharjah Art Museum

  18. Carbon 1218

    Carbon 12

    Al Quoz Community
    Devoted to contemporary art from all around the world. Mainly rotating exhibits. A great stop for art connoisseurs.
  19. Al Ain Zoo19

    Al Ain Zoo

    Falaj Hazza'
  20. Al Ain Museum20

    Al Ain Museum

    Central District
  21. Al Mahatta Museum21

    Al Mahatta Museum

  22. Coffee Museum22

    Coffee Museum

  23. Al Ain Palace Museum23

    Al Ain Palace Museum

    Central District
  24. Sheikh Obaid bin Thani House24

    Sheikh Obaid bin Thani House

  25. Bait Al Naboodah25

    Bait Al Naboodah

    A showcase of local architecture, this house is a decorative wonder with style from days long gone by.
  26. Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre26

    Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre

  27. Emirates National Auto Museum27

    Emirates National Auto Museum

    Al Bihouth
    Take your children to this unique museum where you can admire a private collection of more than 200 cars.
  28. Fujairah Museum28

    Fujairah Museum

  29. Barjeel Art Foundation29

    Barjeel Art Foundation

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    Emirates Park and Zoo Resort

    Al Bahya
  31. Fujairah Heritage Village31

    Fujairah Heritage Village

  32. Mleiha Archaeological Centre32

    Mleiha Archaeological Centre

  33. Museum of Illusions33

    Museum of Illusions

  34. Manarat al Saadiyat34

    Manarat al Saadiyat

    Abu Dhabi
    Visit this unique cultural centre located on Saadiyat Island and admire exhibitions with international collections.
  35. Kalba Bird of Prey Centre35

    Kalba Bird of Prey Centre

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    African Village

    Al Warqa
  37. 37

    Sharjah Classic Car Museum

  38. The Majlis Gallery38

    The Majlis Gallery

    Showcases contemporary works related to the region. Both the house and the exhibits have a traditional flare to them.
  39. 39

    Meem Gallery

    Umm Suqeim
    Devoted to modern Middle Eastern art and exhibiting works by both famous and unknown artists.
  40. Sharjah Aquarium40

    Sharjah Aquarium

  41. Sharjah Heritage Museum41

    Sharjah Heritage Museum

  42. Cultural Foundation42

    Cultural Foundation

    Abu Dhabi
  43. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque43

    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Abu Dhabi
  44. National Museum of Ras al Khaimah44

    National Museum of Ras al Khaimah

    Ras Al Khaimah
  45. Sharjah Calligraphy Museum45

    Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

  46. Ceramics House46

    Ceramics House

  47. Qasr Al Hosn Fort47

    Qasr Al Hosn Fort

    Abu Dhabi
  48. Queen Elizabeth 248

    Queen Elizabeth 2

  49. Hatta Heritage Village49

    Hatta Heritage Village

  50. Umm Al Quwain Museum50

    Umm Al Quwain Museum

    Umm Al Quwain

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