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Shindagha Village

Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Al Shindagha is a village or neighbourhood near the mouth of Dubai's creek, where the city meets the sea. This is one of the oldest parts of town, and was the location of the city's first settlement, and now a section of it has been set up as a kind of outdoor museum, presenting working potters, weavers and other craftsmen involved in traditional production methods and selling their wares. There's a lot of action going on here in the evenings, so strolling and people watching are some of the best ways to experience the action.

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, from the tribal dynasty who settled the area, lived in Shindagha while he was the ruler of Dubai and his home has been made into a museum, full of stamps, coins and photos of Dubai – the building itself is an important local landmark.

 

Written by  H.T. Hallum.

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