Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House Situated in Bahrain’s second city Muharraq, the house was constructed by Shaikh Hassan Bin Abdulla Bin Ahmed Al-Fatih and was used by Shaikh Isa Bin Ali as his residence and centre of Government from 1869 – 1932.
The house consists of four main sections: the family wing, the Shaikh’s wing, the Guest’s wing and the attendant’s wing. The house is designed in traditional style where the rooms are directly overlooking an open courtyard, with a wind tower, a feature of the traditional architecture in the Arabian Gulf region. The house represents the 19th-century construction style in which local building materials were used. Such materials included coral stone, mortar and palm tree trunks. The windows are decorated in ventilated gypsum geometrical designs for which Bahrain was well known.