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Museum of Illusions Dubai – tickets, prices, discounts, what to expect

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At the Museum of Illusions Dubai, seeing is believing.

Spread over 450 square meters, the Museum of Illusions features more than 80 interactive exhibits based on science, math, and psychology.

The best part about this fascinating museum is that, unlike others, it encourages interaction with the exhibits. 

This world of visual and sensual illusions is part magic, part mind games, and is a mind-blowing experience for the whole family.

This article shares everything you must know before booking your Museum of Illusions tickets. 

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What to expect at the Museum of Illusions

At the Dubai Illusions Museum, adults and children enjoy the different illusions, exhibits, and brain teasers.

Visitors usually take an hour going from room to room and engaging with the exhibits. 

It is an immersive experience for people of all ages and makes it worth their time. 

All exhibits are categorized as ‘Master Illusions’, ‘Grand Illusions’, or ‘Optical Illusions’.

The most popular exhibits are – 

  • Ambiguous Cylinder
  • Turntables
  • The Chair Illusion
  • Ames Room
  • Anti-gravity Room
  • Rotated Room
  • Infinity Room
  • The Vortex Tunnel
  • Zeotrope
  • Infinity Tunnel
  • Clone Table
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Swap Noses
  • Head on the Platter
  • Tricky Stick
  • Rubin’s Vase
  • Hollow Face Illusion
  • Optical illusions
  • Magic Box
  • Holograms

The museum also has a PlayRoom where visitors of all ages can play Dilemma Games, wooden puzzles, brain-teasers, etc., which stimulate the mind. 

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Museum of Illusion tickets

This Museum of Illusions Dubai ticket gets you access to all the exhibits and the PlayRoom.

When you book these Skip The Line tickets online, they get emailed to you. 

On the day of your visit, you can walk past the ticket counter line, show the ticket on your mobile at the entrance and walk in. 

You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Kids four years and below don’t need a ticket and can enter for free.

Cost of tickets

Adult ticket (16 to 59 years): AED 80
Senior ticket (60+ years): AED 72
Child ticket (5 to 15 years): AED 60
Infant ticket (up to 4 years): Free entry

Or you can opt for the family ticket, which is one admission for two adults and two children.

Family ticket: AED 225

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Museum of Illusions + Dubai Frame

Since the Museum of Illusions in Dubai takes only an hour to explore, many tourists also book a nearby attraction to make it a full day outing. 

The Dubai Frame is 5 km (3 miles) from the museum, and usually, a taxi takes less than 10 minutes to take you there. 

Dubai Frame is UAE’s newest cultural landmark. 

Tourists visit Dubai Frame for its picture-perfect views and a unique glimpse into the glamorous city’s past, present, and future.

When you buy this combo ticket, you also save money.

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How to reach Museum of Illusions

The Museum of Illusions is located at the Al Seef area near Dubai Creek and can be accessed from Deira (Old Dubai) and Bur Dubai. 

From Bur Dubai side, you can take the metro to Al Fahidi Metro Station, which is 1 km (5 minutes) from the museum. 

If traveling from Deira side, board the metro to Baniyas Square, which is 6 km (15 minutes) from Dubai’s Museum of Illusions. 

Its address is Al Seef – Dubai Creek, Dubai. Get Directions

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Museum of Illusion’s timings

The Museum of Illusion Dubai opens at 10 am all through the week.

From Sunday to Thursday, it closes at 10 pm, and on Friday and Saturday, it is open till 11 pm to cater to the weekend crowd.

The last entry is one hour before closure. 

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