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Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

Visit history in this royal residence

Located in the historic Al Shindagha district near the end of Dubai Creek, the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House is one of the oldest buildings in the city and a piece of Dubai’s history.

This historic house was the official residence of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum – the ruler of Dubai from 1912 to 1958, and grandfather of the present ruler – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

This is where the vision of Dubai was first dreamt, and where the current ruler played in the yard as a young boy.

The house was constructed in 1896, before being transformed into one of the main features within the soon-to-open Shindagha museum.

While the naturally cooling wind towers offer a glimpse of traditional architecture, it’s really a window into Dubai’s past. The sweeping views of the Dubai skyline on the top floor give the entire experience a feeling of travelling through time.

Find the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s house at Shindagha museum – located along Dubai Creek where life in Dubai first began.

Note: Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House is currently closed for renovation.

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Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

Located in the historic Al Shindagha district near the end of Dubai Creek, the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House is one of the oldest buildings in the city and a piece of Dubai’s history.

This historic house was the official residence of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum – the ruler of Dubai from 1912 to 1958, and grandfather of the present ruler – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

This is where the vision of Dubai was first dreamt, and where the current ruler played in the yard as a young boy.

The house was constructed in 1896, before being transformed into one of the main features within the soon-to-open Shindagha museum.

While the naturally cooling wind towers offer a glimpse of traditional architecture, it’s really a window into Dubai’s past. The sweeping views of the Dubai skyline on the top floor give the entire experience a feeling of travelling through time.

Find the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s house at Shindagha museum – located along Dubai Creek where life in Dubai first began.

Note: Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House is currently closed for renovation.

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  • Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

    Opening Timing : Sun to Thu & Sat from 08:30 to 20:30, Fri from 15:00 to 22:00, Ramadan Times from 09:00 to 17:00

    Address : Bur Dubai - Dubai

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  • Rating Image
    12 Apr 2018
    by HJRN
  • Closed for maintenance since fall 2017
    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.
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    3 Aug 2017
    by yousaf s
  • Great Palace
    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 Dubai i really enjoy with my family.
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    22 Jul 2017
    by SMOGtraveller
  • Fascinating Old House With Typical Wind Towers
    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 on in the vicinity.

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