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. 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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  • The best for kids was walking on the top of the towers inside the museum. Very cheap attraction (1 AED for kids and 3 AED for adults). You can find there a lot of very old Dubai and you can go on the ...  more »
  • It is an old house, located in historical part of Dubai. Just 10 minuets walk from Al Ghubaiba Metro Station (Green Line).  more »
  • 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 special...  more »