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Souq Al Kabeer

Working Hours


Sunday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

For further information, please call the museum at:  +971 (4) 3920093 Or Fax: +971 (4) 7033517

Entry Fees

Admission is free


Museum location

The museum is located in the historical district of Al Shindagha on the banks of Dubai Creek.

General Notes

  • Please contact the museum for visiting hours during the Holy month of Ramadan and official holidays
  • Free guided tours with guides
  • Groups and schools bookings can be arranged on demand

Historical Preview

This house was built in 1927 to be the residence of Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum, in Al Shindagha area at the banks of Dubai Creek, near the house of Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum. Due to its historic, social, creative and artistic characteristics in terms of distribution, design and other factors it was selected to become a museum for Classical Architecture to elucidate the story and history of the traditional Architecture.    

Museum Mission

The house is an educational, cultural and artistic museum as well as historical landmark that tell the story of a civilization and renewed history. It encompasses a number of main halls, among them one that demonstrates the classical architecture in Emirates in general, and Dubai in particular, and another hall for the classical architecture and the material and tools used in the traditional construction and traditional ornaments. Additionally, there is a hall that explains the customary and old construction styles.