United Arab Emirates

Al Shindagha Historical Museum in Dubai

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Al Shindagha Historical Museum in Dubai

Today, the carefully curated houses within the district feature interactive technology installations with a regular offering of public and educational programming for families, students and private groups. The museum also features guided tours delivered by trained cultural guides to help bring the historical stories and artefacts to life. It reveals the cross-cultural aspects of the UAE providing guests with a tangible and intangible understanding of the museum. Among these Houses is Al Maktoum Residence, one of the most prominent heritage sites that explores the erstwhile royal residence of His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, the former Ruler of Dubai.


  • Its UAE’s largest heritage museum.
  • It’s a 310,000-sqm open-air museum.
  • Consists of 22 pavilions.
  • Home to 80 historic houses.
  • The museum also provides a space for heritage related investment and development projects.
What to look forward to?

With more than 20 pavilions in the museum and with each having its unique themed displays, demonstrating the rich history and culture of the UAE. These sections include

  • Dubai Creek – Birth of a City
  • People and Faith
  • Emerging City
  • Perfume House
  • Traditional Crafts
  • Beauty and Adornment
  • Traditional Jewellery
  • Traditional Healthcare
  • Children House
  • Culture of the Sea
  • Community Hall
  • Life on Land
  • Traditional Food House
  • Poetry House
  • Al Maktoum Residence


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