Saeed Al Maktoum House

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Saeed Al Maktoum House

Stationed in the locality of Al Shindagha, this historic building is the former residential house of one of the old-time rulers of the Emirates; Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum and has proven to be one of the best places to visit in Dubai due to its historic significance.

The building is now converted into a museum and has an array of artifacts from all over the Arab world. You will get to see historic photographs, documents, and furnishings from years dating back to the 1800s and you can get a chance to catch his panoramic landscape of Dubai’s skyline.

Location

Al Khaleej Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Timings

 Monday to Sunday 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM except on Friday it is 3:00 PM - 8:30PM

How to Reach

You can use public buses and the metro as well to get to this museum.

Ticket prices and booking information

Visiting the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House is part of the entry ticket for Al shindaga Museum, which includes a complex of 17 different houses. Book your visit now at the official website.

Go back in time at Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

The original building dates back to 1896 and was expanded and renovated several times to get it to its current magnificence. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was born here in 1949 and spent the first decade of his life in this Bur Dubai residence.

Featuring three courtyards surrounded by 30 rooms and flanked by four wind towers, its architecture dates back to the 19th century and is characterised by vaulted high-beam ceilings, sculpted window overhangs and arched doorways.

Visitors can take a peek behind ornamented teak doors, study coins, stamps and documents dating as far back as 1971, and appreciate views across Dubai creek from the upstairs majlis. Afterwards, stop by the Perfume House, also in the Al Shindaga Museum complex, and discover the story behind Emirati Fragrances.

Museum Exhibit

At the exhibit in the Sheikh Mohammed palace in Zabeel, you will find an impressive collection of the many artefacts from the period of the rule of Sheikh Mohammed, as well as some of his personal artefacts. Some of these artefacts include:

Coins- The monetary coins that were used during the time of the sheikh’s rule

Photographs- Some informative and memorable photographs of sheikh saeed Al Maktoum, showcasing both his professional and personal life, and includes photos with other political rulers, and with his own family as well.

Stamps- The vast stamp collection from the era of his rule

Jewellery- The jewellery remnants that used to belong to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum and his family members.

There are a total of nine exhibits at the museum, and they go as follows

The History of Saeed Al Maktoum House
Historic Documents and Maps
Al Maktoum Family
Coins
Stamps
Old Dubai
Social Life in Dubai
Views from Dubai
Marine Life

Ticket Price

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A ticket for an adult is priced at AED50, while children can enter for AED20. People of determination are able to enter free of charge. Purchase tickets on the official website.

Travel Tips for Dubai

Best Time To Visit In Dubai: The best time to visit Dubai is from November to March when the weather is pleasant and is most suitable for all kinds of outdoor activities. The Dubai Shopping Festival is also held during January and February, making it an exciting time for visitors. Dubai's high season is from November to April. This is when temperatures are at their most enjoyable, but you can expect higher costs for accommodation and more people at the city's main attractions as a result.

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About United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates located in the Middle East, known for its modern infrastructure, diverse culture, and thriving economy. With its iconic skyline, bustling cities, and vast desert landscapes, the UAE is a popular destination for tourists and expatriates alike.

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FAQ

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How much does it cost to go to the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House?
Visit Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House starting from AED50 ($13) and experience the rich heritage in architectural marvels of the royal family.

What is the name of Dubai Sheikh House?

The House of Maktoum (Arabic: آل مكتوم Āl Maktūm) is the ruling royal family of the Emirate of Dubai, and one of the six ruling families of the United Arab Emirates.

Where is Al Shindagha Museum located?

Al Shindagha Museum is located in Al Shindagha neighbourhood, one of the most prominent historical areas in Dubai.

How can I reach Al Shindagha Museum?

You can reach Al Shindagha Museum in several ways: a. Car: You can drive to the museum using directions from Google Maps, and there are private parking spaces for the museum along Al Khaleej street. City Centre Al Shindagha is the closest landmark to follow. b. Dubai Metro: Al Ghubaiba station is located opposite the museum's house: Dubai Creek: the birth of a city. c. Dubai bus: You can reach the museum by taking a bus. d. Dubai Ferry: To Al Ghubaiba Station from any marine transportation point.

What is the Little Explorers Summer camp?

The Little Explorers summer camp is a fun-filled and educational experience at Al Shindagha Museum in Dubai, by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) for children aged 8 to 12. The camp aims to enrich their imaginations, expand their perceptions, and prepare them to be the builders of the future. For one week, children enjoy a summer of adventures into the past.