Shindagha Heritage Village
Modern Dubai was born in the early 20th century, when the ruling family established itself in the charming neighbourhood of Al Shindagha. Located today on the shores of the Creek, Al Shindagha is prized for its coral-clad houses, traditional wind towers, and attractions such as the Heritage and Diving Museum, and the Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum House.
Built by Sheikh Saeed’s father in 1896, the house displays a fascinating collection of stamps, coins, and photographs of Dubai throughout the 20th century. Simple pleasures are also to be found at the waterfront. Sit in a café, sample traditional Emirati food and watch the dhows and abras sail by.