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“Interesting collection of photographs in a restored house” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House

Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House
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Ranked #86 of 386 things to do in Dubai
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Owner description: This home-turned-museum's courtyard, wind tower and other characteristics exemplify regional architecture.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Interesting collection of photographs in a restored house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Enjoyed it. Not for everyone but if you are interested in history and photography worth a visit. Nice collection of very old maps dating from when GB had a king emperor!

Visited October 2013
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“Interesting Historical Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoom is a historical House shows the life of past ruler of Dubai and how the city developed from Fishing to Oil.

The house was built based on the Arabic architecture design such as small doors and windows decorated and painted in a dark brown color.

It has a small Gift shop at the left of the entrance, it is located on the Dubai Creek near The Faheedi fort, right on the sea side.

We spent nearly half an hour, we walked around, went to the roof and the small photos exhibition room.

Bring your camera, recommended to visit during sunset!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“This Shows - Original & Old Dubai”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House shows how even the ruler of Dubai lived at the turn of last century and the photographic displays show how Dubai has developed from Pearl fishing through finding oil to the sprawling metropolis it is today. It is next to the heritage centre which is also worth a visit. it is good value at 4 dirhams for the house and a fee for the Heritage Centre.
There is a tunnel which goes under the Creek and comes out near the Gold Souk.
Suggest you go late afternoon when it is cooler then go to the bright lights of the Gold Souk to be dazzled by all the gold in the shop windows.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Fascinating insight into Dubai's development”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Next to the heritage centre, a fascinating insight into life in Dubai from turn of the century to now, and what changes they have been !! Run by the Government of Dubai .... costs less than $1 entry ... allow one hour...

Visited August 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We went looking for this attraction after all the tourist books recommended it but did not find it. everything was deserted.

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