The house gives the visitor a chance to enjoy and know, the residence and premises of Dubai’s Monarch during the first half of the 20th century, with its simplicity and vastness, the diversity of its wings and spaces (closed, semi-open and open) and the variety in its air towers (Barajeel). The house is currently used as a museum to exhibit Dubai’s history, as it displays a rare and varied collection of historic photographs of the sheikhs and the life in Dubai that has drastically changed in current times. It also displays a big and rare collection of historic and official documents concerning the emirate of Dubai, authentic jewellery, coins, stamps and other items that date back to its historic era. The displays are distributed onto 9 wings, as follows: The History of Saeed Al Maktoum House, Al Maktoum Family, Old Dubai, Marine Life, Views from Dubai, Social Life in Dubai, Coins and Stamps, Historic Documents and Maps.
A visit to the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House is a unique opportunity to know many façades and details of the life and traditional society in Dubai. Also, the visit will be an introduction to the nature of the close, strong relationship between the Al Maktoum ruling family and the citizens of Dubai, shown in the symmetry, harmony and proximity between one house and the surrounding houses, as well as the easiness of direct contact without the presence of barriers between the people and the rulers. This explains the continuity of this relationship to date between the people of Dubai and the rulers. The visitor can also discover in this exemplary house many values and architectural designs that stem from local heritage.
Bur Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone Number : 043937139