The royal residence of the former ruler of the United Arab Emirates is an opulent building which has been designed with great foresight as it remains iconic, chic and sophisticated even from a modern day perspective. The sandy hues of the structure blend in well with the terrain and the grand edifice is picturesque when lit at night. In spite of being the home of the present ruler’s grandfather, making it over a century old but with no apparent indication of its age.
The former palace is now used as a museum; hence the interior is not ornate with paintings, documents, artefacts, old photographs and furniture. The wind tower ushers in the winds of the Persian Gulf while the upper floors offer the visitors glorious views of the skyscrapers and the Dubai Creek. For those of you who are curious to know what Dubai looked like a century or so ago, then the Saeed Al Maktoum House is the place to visit for a memorable down memory lane. It pictorially represents the cityscape, how the economy relied on pearl hunting, how it endured the economic difficulties in the 1920s and how it flourished under the Saeed Al Maktoum as an economic force to be reckoned with.
The museum has a definite Arabian character to its design and exterior. At the time of construction, the engineers worked over time, made ingenious discoveries and used every bit of knowledge they had. They mixed coral with lime to make the plaster of the walls which keeps the interior cooler than the rest of the environment.
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