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Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House

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Address: Al Khaleej Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 (0)4 393-7139
Description: This home-turned-museum's courtyard, wind tower and other characteristics...
This home-turned-museum's courtyard, wind tower and other characteristics exemplify regional architecture.
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Visiting the Heritage Village with overseas guests.

We had two couples staying with us and took them to the Heritage Village and surrounds to introduce them to local culture. As first time visitors to Dubai, they were not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Here you get a quick view on how Dubai has grown from a poor fishermans village into a booming city full of interesting buildings and the most expensive shopping malls with everythink a girl wants. Louis Vuitton here we come. The sheiks residence itself is a beautiful building.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Old Sheikh Saeed house its the remaining building of one of the original rulers of the Emirate. Even though its very well maintain and you can appreciate how they used to live in those old times, the display its quite poor with just a bunch of coins and pictures. Still, its part of the Old Dubai Heritage walk so I... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I would recommend it to see the building itself, but the collection is nothing much. Only costs you half an hour and a few euros though.

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Suresnes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very little to see, yet a good effort to try and preserve what Dubai was in ancient times... basically not much... coins collections "used" in UAE, not from UAE... "ancient" stamps from the 60's. The pictures displayed really illustrate the amazing shift in the region from rags to riches...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had two couples staying with us and took them to the Heritage Village and surrounds to introduce them to local culture. As first time visitors to Dubai, they were not disappointed. Apart from a tour of Sheikh Saeed's House, which has some excellent exhibits of Dubai's Ruling Family, we visited the Art Gallery with its treasure trove of paintings,... More 

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Lilongwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I planned to visit Heritage village on Saturday morning but it was closed until 4:30pm, and I found Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's house open. I was amazed by its exhibits about the ruler's family and their lives with Dubai's development. They are other exhibits such as coins and stamps, ordinary people's living, etc. Don't miss it. It is along the Dubai... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was the most interesting so called 'heritage' site of Dubai we visited. This isn't saying much, as most 'heritage' sites in Dubai are rather fake and lifeless places. If we'd skipped it we wouldn't have missed it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a little gem of a museum. As long as you don't expect to be entertained you will find this a highly informative museum about certain aspects of the history of Dubai. Yes there are lots of photos but if you are patient to take in what you are seeing, you will understand the roots of the dynasty that... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The building is small, mostly decorated with historical pictures. Not much to see here. The view from the building is nice, but there are more spectacular tourist attractions in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The entry fee is only 5 AED pp which is a bargain as far as museum entry fees go. When we walked into the sparse courtyard, our first thought was - Is this it? Then we noticed that the exhibits are indoors behind the various closed doors with plaques next to them. One room contains old coins, another has stamps... More 

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Address: Al Khaleej Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 (0)4 393-7139
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek

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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 air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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