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Saeed Al Maktoum House

Saeed Al Maktoum House

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House is a historic building and former residential quarters of Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, former ruler of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The building is located along the Dubai Creek in the locality of Al Shindagha. It was established around 1894 as the seat of the Al Maktoum family. The building is now a museum that contains artefacts and images of the old town of Dubai.

Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum
Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum (Arabic: سعيد بن مكتوم آل مكتوم‎‎) was the Ruler of Dubai from 1912 until his death in 1958. He succeeded Sheikh Butti bin Suhail Al Maktoum (who ruled only six years, 1906-1912) and his own father, Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum (who ruled from 1894 to 1906). In 1929, he was briefly deposed and succeeded by Sheikh Mani bin Rashid, a distant relative. He was restored three days later and reigned until his death in 1958.

Although Dubai and other surrounding areas fell under an economic depression in the 1920s due to its great reliance on pearling, he managed, with the help of a progressive trade policy, to raise Dubai's economics and limit the reliance on pearling. He was succeeded by his eldest son Sheikh Rashid II bin Said Al Maktoum.

He has been reported as having Armenoid, Arabid, and Assyroid features.

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