Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House

Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House

Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House
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This home-turned-museum's courtyard, wind tower and other characteristics exemplify regional architecture.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Al Fahidi
How to get there
  • Al Ghubaiba • 5 min walk
  • Al Ras • 5 min walk
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,767 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
The house is very attractive and it has been beatifully restored.
The architecture is very beautiful and there were particularly beautiful wooden doors and windows.
Written 10 November 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,395 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We took a short taxi ride from the Dubai Museum to here as it was not on our bus route. We last visited in 2013 and were no less fascinated on this occasion. The house dates to 1896 and was the official residence of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum – the ruler of Dubai from 1912 to 1958, and grandfather of the present Sheikh. It is now incorporated into the Shindagha museum, a window into Dubai's past with its lovely architecture and large wind towers. It covers a large area and comprises many wings where the visitor can marvel at the collections of various artefacts including, coins, stamps, jewelry, lithographs, old documents and maps, plus many other items dating to previous centuries.
I think we paid AED3 entrance fee but its free if you have the Dubai Pass
Written 6 June 2019
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Luc Victor
.772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
One of the most historic attraction at the Al Shindhaga Heritage Sites is the Shiekh Saeed Al Makhtoum House. With a grand and exquisite architecture of long alleyways, magnificent wooden doors, airy balconies and a large courtyard, the house was built just before the turn of the 20th century and carefully restored for the future. With four windtowers and four wings, the house is a museum of sorts with coins and stamps, ancient jewelry, artifacts, antiques, photos, dioramas and wooden ship models. This is definitely one of the attractions you should see when in Dubai.
Written 2 March 2019
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janmcvee
Dubai, United Arab Emirates63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
This place takes you back the age where Dubai isnt kkow for its lavish buildings. The feeling is really different. The view of the creek, the dhows, birds, and people relaxes you. I love this place especially during the sunset. Great place to people watch and contemplate.
Written 10 January 2019
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Victor M
New York City, NY44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
In my eyes, this museum is a must stop. My first visit was in 2007 and that propelled this subsequent visit. Students & connoisseur's of architecture will be pleasantly delighted. Charge your iphones, because you will be snapping away. The history of this Emirate is relived here. Full renovations are expected to be completed soon.
Written 7 December 2018
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MateEeMa
Helsinki, Finland756 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Interesting historical sight with a lot of great information and opportunities to learn about the culture and history.
Written 16 September 2018
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Yousaf 7
Dubai, United Arab Emirates445 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Family
This is right on the creek of Dubai better visit at evening it is very near to Bur Dubai bus stand metro station and abra docks. A beautiful historic house some times cultural exhibitions also held here. Must visit if you are visiting first time Dubai i really enjoy with my family.
Written 3 August 2017
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Sheila S
London, UK357 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Interesting place to visit with some fascinating photographs of Dubai as it used to be. It is located on the Bur Dubai side of the creek but when we visited it in April 2017 it took some finding as some major building work was going on in the vicinity.
Written 22 July 2017
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almaziad
Diryah, Saudi Arabia828 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
We visited this place and found a charming little house. It is a reconstructed old Emirati house "Palace" which will take you no more than 20 minutes to tour. There a traditional restaurant just outside the house and the area around it is very pleasant to walk. Here is my review:

Pros:
1. Free entry
2. Representative of Emirati old palaces
3. Nice area around it for walking

Cons:
1. Not good for visit during the hot/humid season of Dubai
Written 20 April 2017
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chris c
London, UK629 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
As we wandered around the old town for the day we visited the sheikh's house that was really pretty humble and much less palatial than the places we visited in al ain.
For me the most interesting thing was the photographic exhitbitions showing Dubai pre 1965 as a pearl fishing trading post.
Well worth a visit
Written 17 April 2017
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