Sheikh Saeed’s House

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum was the leader of Dubai from 1912 to 1958 and the grandfather of the current president. His house, at the Shindagha end of Dubai Creek, has been restored to its former glory and exhibits photographs, lithographs, coins and art that vividly depict the history of the UAE. The house itself is worth the visit, typical of 19th century Islamic architecture. Particularly impressive are the four tall wind towers that flank the house, designed to catch the wind and relieve the household of the afternoon sun.

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