In one of the oldest urban sites in Dubai, Heritage House was established by Mr. Matar Saeed bin Mzeinah in 1890. Heritage House contains of two floors, and it was built of stone reef, gypsum, teak, along with palm fronds and trunks.
It introduces you a comprehensive description of the nature of local traditional housing with its content, values and the approaches created by man to tackle the everyday life, in addition to dealing with the conditions of the desert environment with its hot and dusty weather, all to obtain physical and moral comfort.
Heritage House visitors will have the opportunity to experience and discover many household tools and utensils (i.e. pottery, copper, wood and glass items), furniture, clothes, jewellery, cosmetics, historical toys of both, local and imported make of those times, from India and the East coast of Africa.
Heritage House rooms have been well-maintained, renovated and do a really good job of reflecting the life and times of the people then. The audio-visual displays and dioramas in most of the rooms help to complete your experience of traditional Dubai.
Address: Al Ahmadiya St, Dubai
Telephone: +971 4 226 0286 and + 971 4 515 5000
Opening hours: From Saturday to Thursday, from 8:00 until 19:30, and Fridays, from 14:30 until 19:30.
Admission fees: Free of charge