Bait Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamad Al Qasimi in Kalba first opened its doors as a museum on December 5, 1999.
One of the most beautiful heritage houses in the UAE, located in Kalba on the east coast of the Arabian Gulf. It was built between 1898 and 1901, and was the residence of Sheikh Saeed and his family. He ruled and signed several agreements from within this house which reflects the authentic Emirati architectural style. Today, Bait Sheikh Saeed displays many valuable Islamic collectibles that have significant importance.Located on the Emirate’s East Coast, the Bait abounds with traditional Emirati heritage and Islamic collectibles
When you visit the east coast, add visiting Bait Sheikh Saeed Museum to your list. This museum, which was renovated and reopened to the public, enriches your trip and takes you on a thrilling discovery journey through exploring the ancestors’ profound culture and civilization. The tranquil coast with its charming sandy beaches, the stunning majestic mountains, the vast green plains give this house a unique view. Located along the beach, it is surrounded by lush gardens. Bait displays collectibles embodying the UAE heritage and many fascinating Islamic artifacts.
It was built between 1898 and 1901 by the most skillful and professional local builders at that time. It features a fine traditional style and consists of two sections, eastern and western. The eastern section includes the entrance, Al Majlis, Morabba'a and the defensive "curtain" with "Mazaqhel" (a piece of fabric with parted holes). The outer Majlis faces the shore, and is devoted to men and visitors. It is separated from the western section by a wall built in the middle of the two sections. The western section comprises family living units.Highlights from the collection