Dubai Police Museum opened to the public on November 19, 1987, highlighting the achievements of the force since it was established 31 years ago in 1956.

Although a fire ripped through the previous building in 2006, a majority of the historical artifacts were rescued.

Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Chief of Dubai Police, inaugurated the rebuilt Dubai Police Museum in March this year, in Dubai Police's General headquarters in Al Twar 1, near Al Mulla Plaza.

According to the museum supervisor, the museum has helped the police develop better relations with the public.

The objectives of the museum are to document the achievements of the police force since its inception, as well as educate the public on how law and order is maintained.

The museum attracts thousands of visitors each year, including international delegations, school pupils and researchers.


The museum boasts three halls, displaying items such as weapons used by the police over the years, early communication devices and the first police logo.

It also houses a large and ungainly computer first imported by Dubai Police, which at the time was the latest technology.

Displays at the museum include photography, a collection of anti-riot devices; tools and police equipment used to fight riots and drug trafficking, and handicrafts.

Opening hours: 8am to 2pm on weekdays
Admission: Visitors must complete an online form from the Dubai Police website or call 04 2692222 ext. 3293