Naif Fort was built in 1939 in a strategic location of Deira's district, in the heart of the commercial city. It is the first police station in Dubai, and the headquarters of Public Prosecution and the Civil Court at the time, where it included the office of the Commander-in-Chief of Dubai police, the offices of the Dubai Police, Investigations, Court and Detention Rooms. In the early 1990s, the Fort has been renovated while preserving its archaeological features and in 1997, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered to convert one of the wings of the fort into an official museum, open to visitors to know about the history of the police and security services in the emirate of Dubai.
The visitors to Naif Museum, which consists of two showrooms, will have an opportunity to view models of police uniforms, which have evolved from a local traditional clothing to a modern one, in addition to the medals and badges of police ranks, along with the equipment and weapons of the police since its formation to up until now, and the models of arrest and detention rooms. The museum also provides information, historical documents and decrees issued by Dubai Police since its formation in 1956, it allows the visitor to view profiles of the Dubai Police leaders since its foundation and the museum participates in regular UAE National events.
A visit to Naif Museum will provide a unique opportunity to discover the early attention, which dates back to more than 60 years, to the security aspects in Dubai, which is considered as one of the most important pillars for urban and economic development, and what Dubai has achieved from this early attention in reaching a distinct security experience that made Dubai achieve advanced global positions in its security services. Also, viewing the humble beginnings of the security services in Dubai and comparing it to what has been achieved now of excellence and development and modernization, on a global basis, indicates and demonstrates the large and strenuous efforts exerted by Dubai in providing leading and sophisticated security structure and towards preserving and maintaining it.
Additional Useful Information to the Site
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Naif area - Deira|
100 square metres|
From Sunday to Thursday, from 8:00 until 14:00. On Friday and Saturday the museum is closed
From Sunday to Thursday, from 9:00 until 14:00,
Friday & Saturday closed
Free of charge|
Available for free|
|Public transport buses||
You can reach the location through the Al Sabkha bus station nearby|
You can reach the location through the Bani Yas Square Metro Station nearby|
You are advised to use public transport, due to the scarcity of parking areas, since the Museum is located in a crowded commercial area|
Naif Museum booklet