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Historical Documents Centre

Working Hours

Working Hours
Sunday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
For further information, please call the center at: +971 (4) 3598077 Or Fax: +971 (4) 7033613

Entry Fees

Admission is free

Center location:

The center is located in the historical district of Al Shindagha on the banks of Dubai Creek.

Center Opening:

For the opening of the video click here.

General Notes:

  • Please contact the center for visiting hours during the Holy month of Ramadan and official holidays
  • Free guided tours with guides
  • Groups and schools bookings can be arranged on demand

Historical Preview:

Houses were constructed in the early forties of the twentieth century, with a total area of 2650 sq.ft. the first house consists of two floors with 4 rooms in the ground floor and two verandas. The upper floor consists of 4 rooms and a Liwan. An open courtyard centers the houses and was considers the focal point as all the 6 rooms were accessed through it. The ground floor of the second house has 2 Liwans, one facing the main entrance and the other located at the south western end. In 2015, the AHAD of Dubai Municipality restored the building and rehabilitated it to be used as Dubai Documents Center. The lower floor rooms are used to display  and store the documents, while the upper floor rooms are used to accommodate the staff including both the researchers and the administrative employees.