Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House, Dubai

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3/5 based on 150+ 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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  • We understood that this complex was an important part of United Arab Emirates history, but didn't find it really that terribly interesting. Perhaps if we had had nothing else to do it would've made mo...  read more »
  • This is the home of the man who started the change of Dubai from its humble origins to where it is today. It's an amazing insight into the recent history of this incredible town, and also shares some ...  read more »
  • This House was built in 1896 in the shindagha area, had taken his place in the top Dubai Creek refractor made him an average between Deira and Bur Dubai sections and overlooking the Arabian Gulf, and was the seat of the ruling Maktoum family until 1958, where it was caught and the seat of the late ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House Party was the birth of his children and grandchildren. As a tourist icon is receiving tourists and visitors all year round. In addition to allowing the visitor to immerse yourself and look at the House and headquarters of the ruler of Dubai in the first half of the twentieth century, its simplicity and wide, and the diversity of its wings and its spaces (closed, open, semi open) and multiple bragilh (towers), the currently used House Museum to display the history of Dubai, where it is a rare amount and variety of historical images for Senate and for life in Dubai that has changed radically in the present, as it presents a large collection of historical documents and rare on Dubai, models Original ornaments, coins, stamps and other than for that time period, where the exhibits are distributed on nine wings of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House history, the Maktoum family and old Dubai, marine life, and scenes from Dubai, and social life in Dubai, coins and stamps, historical documents, maps. Your visit to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House represents a unique opportunity to learn about the many aspects and details of life and traditional community in Dubai, and will introduce you to the nature of the relationship established between the nexus family Al Maktoum dynasty, the people of Dubai, where the similarity and consistency and convergence between home and the neighbouring houses, easy direct communication without barriers between the people and their rulers, he explains this relationship continued even today among the people of Dubai and its rulers, and can explore in this model house many values and ideas Local heritage architecture, where it begins by observing that all slots top foreign and small house, the entrance to the House where refracted object inside a wall fitted skirt and enter obliquely to the widening House where span across various elements of public and private house, all processors indicate attention to privacy values, as that route home – like all shindaga houses – the South West where direction Kiss praying to Mecca indicates the persistence of religious values in society Local. The note refers to the right of the guests Board inside home value Al tayamon (no preference right side and as a blessing) and optimism, as you can notice that the kitchens site – which is supposed to result in a lot of fumes and smells of cooking food for celebrating guests who don't break the reception House — have been todiah on the South side of the House, so take advantage of the sea breeze from the Gulf to the depth of the land during the day to get rid of these fumes and odors and purify the atmosphere of the House. To visit home will never free discover lots of other architectural ideas and values which will increase your appreciation and interest in the local heritage which hides under its austerity and simplicity philosophy and unique look to life is indispensable. 
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