Al Ahmadiya School & Heritage House

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Established as a school in a two-storey building near the Gold Souk, Al Ahmadiya School was the first school in Dubai. At the time, the school attracted the finest scientists and scholars from the region and upheld a high standard of education from 1912 until it closed in 1958. It was renovated and reopened in 1995 as a museum, with each room now offering visitors a glimpse into the past through dioramas and videos.

Right next door is the Heritage House, which was built in 1890 by Matar Saeed bin Mazina and stands as a prime example of a historic abode today, complete with traditional furniture, household items, clothes, jewellery, toys and more.

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Al Ahmadiya School & Heritage House

Established as a school in a two-storey building near the Gold Souk, Al Ahmadiya School was the first school in Dubai. At the time, the school attracted the finest scientists and scholars from the region and upheld a high standard of education from 1912 until it closed in 1958. It was renovated and reopened in 1995 as a museum, with each room now offering visitors a glimpse into the past through dioramas and videos.

Right next door is the Heritage House, which was built in 1890 by Matar Saeed bin Mazina and stands as a prime example of a historic abode today, complete with traditional furniture, household items, clothes, jewellery, toys and more.

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Al Ahmadiya School & Heritage House +97142260286 info@dubaitourism.ae Al Ahmadiya St, Al Ras, Deira 55.2950511 25.2682747 Sat to Thu from 08:00 to 19:30, Fri from 14:30 to 19:30 https://www.visitdubai.com/-/media/images/pois/culture-art-heritage/al-ahmadiya-school-and-heritage-house/2_2_4_al-ahmadiya-school-and-heritage-house_05_thumb.jpg
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  • Al Ahmadiya School & Heritage House

    Opening Timing : Sat to Thu from 08:00 to 19:30, Fri from 14:30 to 19:30

    Address : Al Ahmadiya St, Al Ras, Deira

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  • Rating Image
    8 Dec 2018
    by Manish K
  • A slice of historical Dubai; now closed
    I visited the Al Ahmadiya school, which is located in the heart of Deira not too far from the more famous Gold and Spice Souks. The school was converted into a heritage building, showing how traditional schools used to be. A central courtyard was surrounded by a two-storey building, with classrooms on both floors. The place was rather simple and unassuming in its layout. It is worth a visit only if one is deeply interested in the traditional education system (now not visible), else q visit to the Dubai Museum and the Bastakiya area are sufficient. This place is currently closed for renovations and hopefully, its new avatar will be worth it.
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    16 Nov 2016
    by Terry B
  • Historical Insight
    This is a nice museum in the heart of Deira in Old Dubai. Hard to find, but worth the effort. Interesting exhibits on the history of Dubai and life in the old city.
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    5 Jul 2016
    by Eitleoir
  • An unexpected cultural gem.
    I happened upon this gem of a museum while wandering around the Deira neighborhood of Dubai. I was more interested in learning about the history and culture of Dubai rather than seeing the glitz and glamour of it. This is a self-guided museum that gives one an account of the school in the early 1900s. It's not a must-see attraction, but if one wants to learn more about the history of the area, it is a nice way to pass an hour or so.

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