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The Heritage House is a rare example of traditional Gulf mansion architecture north of the Creek. The structure was built in 1890 and originally owned by a merchant family, it has since been restored to resemble its former mid-20th century style. The house changed hands in 1910 and the new owner, Sheikh Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Dalmouk added to the structure. The Sheikh established the adjacent Al Ahmadiya School which can be visited with the Heritage House. Once again in the 1930s it was sold this time to Ibrahim al Said Abdullah. Today the house museum has been fitted with dioramas in each room depicting scenes from typical traditional life in Dubai before its modernization. The building was constructed with the traditional materials of coral and gypsum and there are few windows to keep out the harsh sun.
There is a bride room or al hilja where the bride would prepare for her wedding. It was in this room that the bride would be dressed in beautiful wedding garments and have her skin painted with henna designs.
The beautiful house has carved wooden doors and antique furniture.
The rooms open up to a central courtyard where there is a Bedouin tent and visitors can enjoy a cup of coffee and snacks.
- Opening Hours: Sat-Thu 8am-7:30pm, Fri 2:30pm-7:30pm.
- Tourism guidance: Available for free.
- You are advised to use public transport, due to the scarcity of parking areas, since the House is located in a crowded commercial area.
- Telephone: 04-226 0286 and 04-515 5000.
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