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Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum's House: Tours & Tickets

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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
Al Fahidi
+971 4 393 7139
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Reviewed 6 June 2019

We took a short taxi ride from the Dubai Museum to here as it was not on our bus route. We last visited in 2013 and were no less fascinated on this occasion. The house dates to 1896 and was the official residence of Sheikh...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 2 March 2019

One of the most historic attraction at the Al Shindhaga Heritage Sites is the Shiekh Saeed Al Makhtoum House. With a grand and exquisite architecture of long alleyways, magnificent wooden doors, airy balconies and a large courtyard, the house was built just before the turn...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

This place takes you back the age where Dubai isnt kkow for its lavish buildings. The feeling is really different. The view of the creek, the dhows, birds, and people relaxes you. I love this place especially during the sunset. Great place to people watch...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

In my eyes, this museum is a must stop. My first visit was in 2007 and that propelled this subsequent visit. Students & connoisseur's of architecture will be pleasantly delighted. Charge your iphones, because you will be snapping away. The history of this Emirate is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2016
6  Thank Yousaf_shahid
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: February 2017
5  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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank C796EUchrisc
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

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank noorcaughley
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