Dubai Museum of Illusions Review: Tickets, Hours and More!


Among the city’s countless architectural wonders, skyscrapers, museums and heritage houses, one mysterious attraction stands out: the Museum of Illusions. The Dubai branch is just one of 70 other branches around the world, on more than 4 continents. As the name suggests, this museum offers a completely mind-blowing experience for all visitors. You can find countless exhibits in the museum, all designed to challenge your perception and trick your senses. From optical illusions to gravity-defying rooms, the museum is definitely a playground for your mind.

It is not only a fun experience, but also educational! Visitors can learn all about the science behind these illusions and experience firsthand how our brains interpret sensory information. Whether you’re into psychology or just looking for a fun new experience, the Museum of Illusions is a must-see for all ages!

Your preview of the exhibits!

Guests are spoiled for choice when exploring the Museum of Illusions, which has over 60 different exhibits to choose from and visit. Here, we’ve compiled a quick list of the best exhibits to see while you’re at the museum. And of course, don’t forget to take some photos for your Insta to confuse all your followers!

vortex tunnel

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The Vortex Tunnel is a completely amazing experience. Some may even consider it a challenge rather than an experience. This illusion challenges you to go through the tunnel surrounded by a rotating cylinder. On paper, this may seem easy, but trust that once you’re in a position to take the first step, you’ll quickly realize how dizzying and disorienting that effect on your balance can be. The tunnel is designed to play tricks on your mind. As you try to navigate through the tunnel, the rotating patterns and movements make it feel like the ground beneath you is always shifting, making it impossible to maintain your balance.

Ames Room

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This optical illusion, named after its inventor, Adelbert Ames Jr., has been around for decades. An Ames Room is essentially a distorted space that makes some objects appear to change size or shape as they move around the room. This type of optical illusion offers great insight into how our brain can be easily fooled by visual cues and perspective, often studied in psychology. The room is usually built with a sloping wall; one side shorter than the other end. That way, as you walk from one end to the other you can see yourself shrinking or increasing in size.

The upside down room

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Take a ride on the upside down train. Turn your world upside down, literally, in this room! Experience the thrill of defying gravity that is sure to leave you questioning your perception. The room is designed to alter your senses, making you feel as if you are entering an alternate reality where everything is upside down. Upon entering the room, you are likely to become disoriented as the floor becomes the ceiling and the ceiling becomes the floor. The carefully designed illusion will completely change your senses and leave you wondering what is really good and what is bad!

Antigravity room

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Everyone knows Michael Jackson’s iconic move, and although thousands have tried, they’ve never been able to fully recreate it… until now. In the Anti-Gravity room, you can completely break the laws of physics and channel your inner MJ!

Swap noses

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Take face swapping to a new level! With this illusion, you can merge parts of your face with the person in front of you. You can discover what you look like with a new beard, a new hairstyle, or even a new nose. How the illusion works is quite simple. All you have to do is stand on opposite sides of a mirror and align yourself with the person in front of you, and ta-da! The result becomes a perfect combination of both faces, giving you a fun new look.

Cloning table

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Who needs friends when you have yourself? Elevate your independence while enjoying a pleasant session and chatting with the person who knows you best: you! The Clone Table is a stimulating exhibition that alters your perception. While it may seem like there are five versions of yourself sitting next to you, of course it’s just an illusion. The exhibit cleverly uses mirrors and angles to create the illusion of multiple yous. Whether you want to have deep conversations with yourself or just play cards, Clone Table makes it possible!


Ticket prices to visit the Museum of Illusions vary depending on age. These are the prices for individual tickets:

  • AED 90 per adult (over 16 years)
  • 65 AED for children (3-15 years), and must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Free for children under 3 years old
  • 40 AED for people of determination
  • 75 AED for seniors (65+)

If you plan to go with a large group, you can take advantage of their packages:

  • AED 250 for a family pack: 2 adults and 2 children.
  • AED 370 for a family and friends package: 5 tickets for adults or children.
  • AED 60 for one birthday child and free for two parents, AED 75 for additional parents.
  • AED 60 per student for school trips and free teachers.

Of course, if you’re too excited to visit and want to avoid the queues at the ticket offices, you can easily book your tickets online for a smoother, hassle-free outing! Online booking is especially convenient during weekends and holidays.

The museum also offers free parking and valet parking for AED 50 per hour.


The Museum of Illusions is open all day, all year! The weekly schedules are:

  • From 10:00 to 22:00 from Monday to Thursday
  • From 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. from Friday to Sunday and holidays


This unique museum is located in the heart of Al Seef. Some of the attractions that are nearby include:

  • Dubai Creek: Right in front of the museum, you can find a beautiful view of the iconic Dubai Creek, the canal and the bustling promenade.
  • Dubai Museum: Just a 10-minute walk from the museum is the iconic Dubai Museum. This is one of the oldest buildings in the city, converted into a showcase of life in old Dubai.
  • Al Fahidi Historic Quarter: The Fahidi neighborhood is a historical gem and a landmark in the city. It gives you a glimpse of what life was like in mid-19th century Dubai, where most of its ancient architecture is preserved.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your brain’s gears turning and challenge your perception; The Museum of Illusions awaits your visit!

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