Sheikh Juma Al-Maktoum House

sights / Architecture

Sheikh Juma Al-Maktoum House information

admission free
Opening hours
8am-8pm Mon-Sat, 8am-2.30pm Sun
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A magnificent Shindagha courtyard house, this one has seen stints as residence, jail and police station. Today it houses a thorough exhibit on traditional Arab architecture. This is the place to learn how those wind towers really work and why there are different dwelling types along the coast, in the mountains and in the desert. Some galleries feature informative videos, which the caretaker will be only too happy to start up.