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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  • Want to see traditional dwelling Arab Sheik-go here. Housing is quite modest, but interesting.
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  • Lived nearby, but could not be reached. Afterwards, will be happy to learn that the Museum is open until 8 pm, and the evening doguljala here. The House is situated on the banks of the Dubai Creek and differs little from the neighbouring ancient home. So the grandfather of the current Sheikh lived modestly in a small house with stunning views over Dubai Creek. Inside is a museum now. The reality has not survived. The only thing that surprised me was the top stayed an old, no longer working, of course, a toilet, and carpet. I do not know whether it was the times. But it seems that Yes. Exhibited in the House of Sheikh photo, very interesting. You can see where to start Dubai and admire as a small village on the banks of the Cry for 40 years it has evolved into a large, modern city with a huge number of skyscrapers. There are also pictures of Sheikh. There is a hall dedicated to seafaring residents of Dubai. Ticket costs just 3 dirhams if you live not on a scream, I highly recommend a visit to the Sheikh after sunset. Firstly, within the very nicely all highlighted as and the entire old city around. Plus, you can climb to the second floor and shoot the lights out on the water and floating on the water pumps. Will be a very beautiful photo.
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  • interesting Sheikh of Dubai beginning 20 century. Here you can enter inside rooms, walk to the upper floors, view collections of coins, stamps, old documents, photos, etc. the subjects of those times. Login-3 dirhams
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