Sheikh Juma Al-Maktoum House
Traditional Architecture Museum
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Sheikh Juma Al-Maktoum House information
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.