Sightseeing Dubai: Standag’s Historical and Ethnographic Village
North-west of Bastakia, on the spell between the port zone and the mouth of Dubai Creek (the so-called Shindagha Waterfront, Station "Green" Metro branches Al Ghubaiba), located the historical and ethnographic village of Shindaga (Heritage Village, Heritage and Diving Villages, or Heritage Shindagha), which is included in the most important sights of Dubai.
The main idea of building in 1997 was the desire to submit to tourists a traditional Arab settlement with its characteristic architecture, open kitchens, household items and traditions. And in the evenings, various theatrical and musical ideas are arranged here. Village works daily from 8:00 to 22:00 pm, admission is free.
Here is small Archaeological Museum, Where the finds are presented: vessels, decorations and bronze weapons.
Here you can visit Shayan’s House Museum (Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House) – Grants of the ruling monarch. The construction of the traditional house of 1896, in which the ruler lived to his very death in 1958, he has about 30 rooms, each of which is a separate exposure dedicated to different aspects of the history of the city and dynasty. The upper galleries are also offered and excellent views of Dubai Creek, and on the contrary there is a picturesque market ("Suk"), clearly-focused on tourists and with the appropriate assortment, but still quite interesting.
In addition, within walking distance there are several mosques and government buildings (including the modern Diwan complex) and a huge number of shops and cafes.