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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
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This home-turned-museum's courtyard, wind tower and other...

This home-turned-museum's courtyard, wind tower and other characteristics exemplify regional architecture.

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The heritage

The entry fee only 3 AED and you can see the history since Dubai was nothing but fisherman village grown into megapolitan city. You can find the photos of the Sheikh's ancestor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The entry fee only 3 AED and you can see the history since Dubai was nothing but fisherman village grown into megapolitan city. You can find the photos of the Sheikh's ancestor, letters of agreement, and ancient tools.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

we were able to explore this place since we had a lot of time on hand. however one can skip if one a tight schedule.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

out of the very few heritage places remaining in Dubai, this one got quite good attention bcoz of the royal name attached to it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a city tour done with some friends and passed by at this house. It was not much to see and we therefore did not spend to long there.

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

this is the house you must visit, if you would like to see how life was in dubai in the past, and to compare it with the style of life now. you will spend 3 AED and half hour of your time, it is very informative. we went there by the hop on hop off bus. if you like heritage,... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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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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