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Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House

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This home-turned-museum's courtyard, wind tower and other characteristics exemplify regional architecture.
Al Khaleej Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 393 7139
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting historical sight with a lot of great information and opportunities to learn about the culture and history.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

There is a sign on the door since fall 2017 that says “Closed for Maintenance”. There is no expectation of it opening up soon, since the new Heritage Village Development is being constructed around it.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

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...More

4  Thank yousaf s
Reviewed 22 July 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

4  Thank almaziad
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank chris c
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A lot of work went into restoring this spread out house. It is built in the traditional way around a courtyard & with the old cooling towers system. The large courtyard was bare, no a plant pot in sight. Unfortunately it was also bare inside,...More

2  Thank noorcaughley
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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 roof to...More

Thank Marcin R
Reviewed 5 February 2017

It is an old house, located in historical part of Dubai. Just 10 minuets walk from Al Ghubaiba Metro Station (Green Line).

2  Thank Parastoooo
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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...More

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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