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Bait Al Wakeel

By Sara Branson, Posted on 06 Jul, 2021 at 12:00 am

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Bait Al Wakeel is located at Deira side near Abra landing edge at Dubai Creek; it is the first office building of Dubai where all administration work is done. AIn 1934 this building was constructed by late Sheikh Rashid, this building is architecture in the style of early 20th century. In 1995 Bait Al Wakeel was renovated completely which then turned in to a museum which display ancient marine activities and fishing tradition of the city.

At Shindagha waterfront area of Dubai creek, you will also find the museum which displays house of Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum, and pictures of their houses and photographs of Al-Maktoum family and their generations.

Bait Al Wakeel has given high importance in the export-import sector of Dubai. Bait Al Wakeel was undertaken by Gray Mackenzie to build their shipping office after the construction of this place. A Manger of the company had an advantage to occupy this area to live there with his whole family at such a large space for a long period of time. At previous time Bait Al Wakeel displays a picture of ancient maritime activities and fishing tradition done by the dwellers which results in the construction of a restaurant which serves seafood with Arabic and Emaratic fragility. You must have food in this restaurant will you are visiting Dubai Creek.

Without mentioning importance of Dubai Creek, description of Bait Al Wakeel is incomplete. Bait Al Wakeel is located at about 14 km distance from Dubai Creek which is considered as an important tourist destination point. Dubai Creek has supported Dubai in terms of foreign exchange and trade as well which gives a proof to the visitors. Around 720 thousand tonnes of Cargo is exchanged with countries like Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen and India throughout the year. There are about 31 ships at one time with a net weight of 800 tonnes can be accommodated in Dubai Creek at a time from this we can imagine that Dubai Creek is a vast and important part of Dubai.

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