Sheik Saeed Al Maktoum House is a noteworthy building and previous private residence of Saeed Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, previous ruler of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The building is situated along the Dubai Creek in the area of Al Shindagha. It was built up around 1894 as the seat of the Al Maktoum family. The building is currently an exhibition hall that contains antiques and pictures of the old town of Dubai.
This building served as the living arrangement of Sheik Saeed, the grandfather of current Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid, from 1912 until his passing away in 1958. Today, the building houses a great accumulation of pre-oil boom photos of Dubai taken in the souqs, on the Creek and at customary festivals. Different rooms include coins, stamps and documents going back similar to 1791.
The first building goes back to 1896 and was developed and modernized a few times. Sheik Mohammed was born here in 1949 and put in the initial 10 years of his life cavorting around the three inward yards flanked by 30 rooms behind luxuriously ornamented teak entryways and reigned over by four wind towers. Move to upstairs to the reception area (majlis) to enjoy decent perspectives of Dubai Creek.