Dubai Police Museum Overview

Designed like a police officer's cap, the Dubai Police Museum honors the city's regarded police force's past achievements. This museum, which has been open to the public since 1987, provides a glimpse into the smooth operation of the police force through a variety of carefully done exhibits, firearms, pictures, and more. Some of the items in the collection are from the year 1956, when the police department was established.

Located inside the Dubai Police Headquarters, this museum is a must-see for history and crime buffs. At the museum, visitors can learn about the evolution of the Dubai Police from its earliest days to its present-day status as a globally recognized force. The museum opened to the public on November 19, 1987 and documents the history of the Dubai Police, since its inception in 1956.

Museum's seven exhibits include technical and military equipment, investigative techniques, criminal evidence, as well as social participation. Among the many items on display are awareness pamphlets, historical documents, unit and departmental summaries, antique military attires, photos, and logos dating back to the early days of the force. In addition, it also has portraits of Dubai's most senior officials and top police officers, as well as the rulers of Dubai, since 1968, on display. The Dubai Police celebrated its golden jubilee in 2006, and a section of the museum displays memorabilia from those celebrations.

The museum's mission is twofold: it aims to preserve the history of the police force and to inform the public about the methods used to keep the peace. It draws thousands of people from across the world each year, including students, researchers, international delegations, and visitors.

Location: Al Nahda Rd, Al Twar 1, Dubai

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• The Dubai Police Museum showcases the force's achievements since 1956 (year of force's foundation).
• It has helped in improving police and people relationships through its programs and seven exhibits.
• While it displays a historical record of the police force's accomplishments, it also educates the public about how law and order are kept.
• Among the exhibits in the museum's three rooms are police weapons from various eras, early telecommunication devices, and an early police logo.
• Images of anti-riot devices, tools, and police equipment used in the fight against riots, and prisoner-made handicrafts are on display at the museum.
• There's also a cumbersome computer there that was imported by Dubai Police when it was the latest technology.
• The history of the female police force is one of the museum's highlights.
• There is also a section showcasing memorabilia from Dubai's police golden jubilee celebrations in 2006 and a section displaying the strangest methods used by drug traffickers.
• The museum displays the flyers, brochures, and posters that the Dubai Police Department distributed to motorists as part of its second traffic awareness campaign.

How To Reach

  1. By Metro: The metro line M2 stops at the nearest Al Fahidi Metro Station station, which is a few minutes’ walk away from the museum. 
  2. By Bus: Take a bus and get down at the Fahidi Roundabout - 01 stop, which is only a 7-minute walk away from the Dubai Police Museum. 
  3. By Taxi/Cab: Hire a cab to reach the museum conveniently.

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Best Time To Visit

The museum is open every day from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The best time to visit the museum is from 8:00 to 10:00 am as it gets crowded after that.

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Other Essential Information

Tips to Visit:

  1. To visit the museum, you must first submit an application for approval on the Dubai Police's official website.
  2. Following approval, report to the reception area at the Police Headquarters and show identification to the officers on duty (mandatory).
  3. Bring your mobile phone, but please keep it in silent mode.
  4. Pictures are permitted as long as they do not interfere with decorum.
  5. Food items are not permitted on the premises.
  6. Arrive at the venue as early as possible to avoid being surrounded by other people.
  7. Maintain the dignity and etiquette of the place, and dress appropriately.

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Exhibits at Dubai Police Museum

Exhibits at Dubai Police Museum

There are seven different types of exhibits in the Dubai Police Museum, including old to the latest equipment, investigative methods and evidence, and community involvement. Among the materials on display are documents, brochures, briefs, uniforms, photographs, and logos from back when the force was first formed.

Dedicated to the history of the Dubai Police, the exhibits include the first telecommunication devices, weapons, portraits as well as memorabilia. There is a section exhibiting handicraft items made by prisoners themselves and a section dedicated to female force. Everything from early telephones used during drug arrests to Dubai's first police computer is on display in different exhibits.

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