Al Shindagha Historic District is located in Bur Dubai on the bank of the Dubai Creek.
Visit this area to see traditional Arabian windmills, coral-lined houses, and ethnographic villages such as the Heritage Village and the Pearl Dive Village. There you can learn about what life was like for the locals before oil was found on the shores of the Persian Gulf in the 1960s and Dubai became a futuristic city in the middle of the desert.
In addition, the Palace of Sheikh Zayed al-Maktoum, built by his father in 1896, is located in the historical district of Al Shindagha. As with all other historical museums, admission to the palace is free. There you will see a large collection of stamps, money, and most importantly - historical photographs of Dubai, and you will not recognize the city. Fisherman's huts and merchants' houses, boats and ships, markets and shops - now it is rather difficult to find such flavor, but it is possible. For example, looking at these photos or walking through the historical district Al Shindagha.
Since the area is located on the shore of the bay, there is always a fresh breeze so you can relax in one of the pretty cafes and admire the boats and ships passing by.
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