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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  • September 10, 2017
    Lokasi tempat ini berada di tepian Dubai Creek, merupakan rumah tradisional dubai dengan ciri khas menara anginnya, cocok bagi kalian yang ingin mempelajari tentang rumah tradisional dubai  more »
  • September 3, 2017
    Since August is out of season, worked the apparently with improvements of the place. We were greeted with large fences and posters that show that it is working with the fixes and changes. We actually found no holes in the fence to get in, and since the heat was intense that day, approached 50 degrees in the shade, so was it to seek refuge where we came from, Al Ghubaiba Metro station. What we did see was something outside, we had previously seen some from a boat, so next time we hope to come in. The old house stands in great contrast to his sister's House a little bit further up along the Dubai Creek.
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  • August 9, 2017
    A beautiful Palace was converted to a museum tells the story of the evolution of Dubai. There is a shop selling beautiful souvenirs. A nominal entry fee but pretty Heritage Village approximately 30% of the market is closed.
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  • July 12, 2017
    sleepy old museum along the water in old dubai. good to visit. simple entry. snack shops available close by.
  • January 20, 2017
    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.
  • April 9, 2017
    One of the most attractive place to be visited and enjoy seeing how it was the living conditions of the old Dubai and showing how it is the relationship between the ruler and the citizen. Amazing things to discover.
  • December 26, 2016
    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.
  • April 13, 2017
    This is historical nd famous palace in Bur Dubai.You can see the history and traditional life style of khalifa Open for public really lovely palace...

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