Historic Sites

Dubai Museum

Al Faheidi Fort, which dates back to the early 19th century, houses the Dubai Museum, which has an impressive collection of military and cultural artifacts. The fort, believed to be Dubai's oldest standing building, was originally constructed to...  Read More

Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House

One of the oldest residences in the city, Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum's House dates back to the late 19th century. The home was constructed using traditional preparation techniques, and large windtowers helped keep the home cool even on the hottest...  Read More

Heritage & Diving Villages

The Dubai Heritage & Diving Villages, located next to the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoom House, offer invaluable insight into the city's past. This center focuses on the Emirate's cultural and social development in three fields: architecture, pearl...  Read More

Burj Nahar

Burj Nahar dates back to the late 19th century, when it was constructed along with three other towers to serve as part of Dubai's eastern network of defenses. Guards would scale the tower and keep watch for invaders from the city's warlike...  Read More

Jumeirah Archaeological Site

Making up one of the Arabian Peninsula's most important archaeological sites, the ruins at Jumeirah date back to the 6th century, when the desert culture was making the transition to Islam. Past digs have uncovered the foundations of numerous...  Read More