Sheikh Juma Al-Maktoum House
- Shindagha Heritage Area
- admission free
- 8am-8pm Mon-Sat, 8am-2.30pm Sun
Lonely Planet review for Sheikh Juma Al-Maktoum House
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.