Dubai offers an extensive horizon of things to do, see, experience and learn. It is surrounded by mysterious deserts, dunes and the stunning Hajar Mountains.
It is also divided by the Creek which is essentially an inlet from the
gulf splitting the commercial centre of Dubai in two, within the city
you'll find amazing beach resorts, incredibly high tech buildings lined in
harmony with old traditional houses and mosques giving you a peek of
just what variety you can expect from your time in Dubai.
History & Heritage
A trip to the Dubai museum will give you a glimpse into Dubai's fascinating past. You can also visit Sheikh
Saeed Al Maktoum's house to view a collection of old photographs. Be fascinated at the Al Bastakia
area in Bur
Dubai that dates back to the early 1900s, and occupies the eastern section of the old town along the Creek,
extending to a length of 300 meters and a depth of 200 meters in the southern direction. This area represents
an important area in the history of architecture, and the urban development of town. The masons, who
constructed the building, have left a permanent mark on the town's heritage. An important part of Dubai's
traditions are the Souks. It is the Arabic word for market or place where any kind of goods are brought or
exchanged. Traditionally, dhows from the Far East, China, Ceylon and India would discharge their cargos and goods would be bargained over in the souks adjacent to the docks. You will find the antique market near
the souks where you can buy coffee pots, Arabian chests, daggers, Bedu jewelry and carvings at excellent
prices. If interested in buying textiles or silk, head for Cosmos Lane in Bur Dubai or the streets of Satwa,
where numerous shops sell a vast array of colorful fabrics.
A Shopper's Paradise
Dubai is labeled as the "shopping capital of the Middle East". With so many shopping malls and souks, there's no better place to find products at unbeatable prices.
It free shopper's paradise that gives you more
is truly a duty for your money. Dubai's numerous shopping malls cater to
every consumer need. Cars, haute couture clothing, jewellery, electronics, furnishing, sporting equipment, and any other
goods will likely all be under
the same roof. Some of the more popular malls
in the city are the BurJuman Centre, Festival Waterfront Centre , Ibn Battuta Mall , Mall of the Emirates. Each mall reflects its own distinct style and display.
In addition to the malls there are various souks bustling with life and activity - the Gold souk, Spice souk, textile souk and more.