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Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House

Al Khaleej Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 393 7139
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This home-turned-museum's courtyard, wind tower and other characteristics exemplify regional architecture.
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Al Khaleej Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
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"wind towers"
in 9 reviews
"interesting photographs"
in 3 reviews
"historical place"
in 2 reviews
"dubai creek"
in 7 reviews
"marine life"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"bur dubai"
in 2 reviews
"metro station"
in 3 reviews
"ruled"
in 17 reviews
"development"
in 10 reviews
"museum"
in 19 reviews
"restored"
in 9 reviews
"heritage"
in 5 reviews
"culture"
in 8 reviews
"palace"
in 4 reviews
"glory"
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"fishing"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed April 12, 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.

Thank HJRN
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Reviewed August 2, 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

3  Thank yousaf s
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Reviewed July 22, 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 April 20, 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
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Reviewed April 17, 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
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Reviewed March 20, 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
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Reviewed February 25, 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 M
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Reviewed February 5, 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
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Reviewed January 20, 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

2  Thank sajju82
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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

A must visit place, on the bank of Dubai creek, peaceful place where you can see pics of old Dubai, old documents, marine life and old life in Dubai before oil. Entry is only 3AED/person. You can spend as much time as you want there.

Thank pritx
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Nearby
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
...More
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