Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House, Dubai

(3.8/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Google maps two houses on the shore are designated as Das Haus von Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum. It turns out both House of the founder of the Emirates. Quite modestly for the ruler. Yet two of them! Go take a look. Although mandatory for my visit, this place is not
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  • Not only in the place so it was interesting in the context of the local service guidance in building the circumvention of
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  • A lot of work went into restoring this spread out house. It is built in the traditional way around a courtyard & with the old cooling towers system. The large courtyard was bare, no a plant pot in sig...  more »
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  • A historical place the house of the Former ruler of Dubai Its a historical building which has been renovated to its glory. The building is huge and only a part of it is open for our viewing. The galleries are good but could have been done better. The specialty of this place is in the wind towers which have been restored and do check that out. The view from the first floor is great and do not miss that.
  • Quite a nice place to spend about one hour plus. Some of the exhibits are yet to open. All of the rooms are air conditioned with plenty of benches around the area to sit down and rest. Should put in more information to compliment the pictures showcased here.
  • one of the nicest touristic attractions in Dubai. Worth a visit to understand and appreciate local culture.
  • good place to visit for anyone. u can imagine how it was during the earlier days when Dubai was just formed.
  • Good slice of Dubai history. Worth a visit and in a great location