Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House, Dubai

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Steep yourself in the city's past at Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House, home of Dubai's former ruler. Built in 1896, the house displays a simple, traditional form of architecture, with wind towers and whitewashed walls. Set on the side of the creek, the residence represents the focal point of the restored historical district, both architecturally and as the residence of the man who led Dubai from 1912 until his death in 1958. Head inside to the museum, where you'll find a host of interesting artifacts, photographs, and documents related to the old city during the pre-oil years, including an exhibit detailing the history of pearl-diving here. The interior remains charmingly austere compared with modern design in the country. Put Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dubai trip itinerary maker site .
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  • We took a short taxi ride from the Dubai Museum to here as it was not on our bus route. We last visited in 2013 and were no less fascinated on this occasion. The house dates to 1896 and was the offici...  more »
  • One of the most historic attraction at the Al Shindhaga Heritage Sites is the Shiekh Saeed Al Makhtoum House. With a grand and exquisite architecture of long alleyways, magnificent wooden doors, airy ...  more »
  • First of all, we were surprised by the taxi driver no idea where we want to go. Finally, he brought us to the right place. "House" is actually a set of large number of buildings between which is going through a lot of small alleys. The cells of the campuses were reconstructed. It is located on the banks of the river. It's interesting to take a walk, but otherwise nothing special.
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  • House of Shaikh is next to Dubai Creek. You can see altogether different Dubai here. Good walk. You can't enter in any of the building but can walk around this village. Should not miss Dubai Creek ferry which will cost you 1 dhiram.
  • It is a great place to visit to see UAE culture up close and personal also the sea view is also very beautiful. you can also take a boat ride to cross the canal it will cost 1 AED per person also be careful with children when taking the boat ride because their is no safety bars around the boat.
  • Sightseeing in Dubai is incomplete without a visit to the house of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, which houses the Dubai Museum of Historical Photographs and Documents giving a glimpse of Dubai’s history. The house is the epitome of Arabic architecture, which has a splendid design, coupled with luxurious interiors.
  • It's a museum. There are some very old photographs and Maps of Dubai. Looking at the photos of Dubai taken in the 1920's and 1930's --- one is wonderstuck at the amazing progress Dubai has made in just 4 decades. For those interested there is an entire section devoted to describing the making of "Arabian Perfume" - Also, there are old historically important documents and agreements signed by the early Kings. Worth the effort IF you are a student of literature and archeology and Law
  • Beautiful heritage site, lots if interesting things to see
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