Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House, Dubai
(3/5 based on 160 reviews on the web)
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Dubai attractions like Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Apparently the oldest house in Dubai. Free to enter and browse around. Lots of colourful rooms to wander through and admire the art and various memorabilia. No guide leaflets that I could find which i...  more »
  • After you pop into the small office to find someone to purchase a ticket off you realise this isn't a "Normal" museum. It does however display a lot of interesting pictures of old Dubai, interesting c...  more »
  • Situated at the side of the creek the house contains old photos, coins, & documents that explain some of the history of Dubai. We visited in the evening when we could watch the illuminated dhows sail ...  more »