SARUQ AL HADID AL Maktoum House and Documentation Centre

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SARUQ AL HADID AL Maktoum House and Documentation Centre

SARUQ AL HADID AL Maktoum House and Documentation Centre at Shindhagha is glowing tribute to the royal dynasty of Dubai.  At its core, Dubai’s story is that of the ruling Al Maktoum family, a royal dynasty that over generations has transformed the emirate from a small town to a globalised metropolis. The family descends from the Al Bu Falasah section of the Bani Yas, a tribal federation that was once the dominant power through most of the country.

Housed in a historic building in the Shindagha Heritage District of Dubai, the museum tells the story of one of the most exciting and mysterious archaeological sites yet discovered in the Emirate. The museum uses state-of-the-art technology to explore Saruq Al-Hadid – ‘the Way of Iron’ – a remote desert site that was a centre for metalworking some three thousand years ago.This is the first time the objects from Saruq Al-Hadid have been on public display in a museum, offering a fascinating insight into the skill and accomplishments of the people who worked at this Iron Age ‘factory’.

Visitors to the Al Maktoum Family house will discover the history of this pioneering clan, as well as getting a riveting look at the reigns of 19th century leaders – their decisions, and the important events connected to them. Full of intriguing historical information, the Al Maktoum Family house is accessible, surprising, and full of human stories that bring the family’s fascinating characters to life.

Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeology Museum is located in a building that is an important part of the history of Dubai. It was built in 1928 and was once owned by Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum Al Maktoum. The house is on two floors – with the museum on the ground floor – arranged around a spacious courtyard. It is one of the finest surviving examples of traditional architecture in Dubai and is built with local materials such as coral stone, gypsum, and chandal wood.

The house is in the Shindagha Heritage District, a network of traditional buildings that was one of the oldest quarters of Dubai. This new museum combines an early Emirati building with the latest technology, and is symbolic of the regeneration of this historic district.

LOCATION: Al Shindagha, Dubai Creek area ,Dubai



Other Information: 

  • Minimum Number Of Students - 20
  • Venue Capacity 150


Contact Information

Al Shindagha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone 2
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