Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Dubai
Dubai is one of the best vacation hot spots having high rise shopping malls and buildings that have turned it into destination du-jour where people come for sales bargains, family fun and sunshine. It is famous for sightseeing attraction as Burj Khalifa, shopping malls and others that have aquariums including ski slopes. Besides all this, the city has cultural highlights including glamorous world and add-ons. You can see old Dubai if you visit Bastakia district and can also cruise Dubai Creek.
There are many other places to visit in Dubai but here we are telling you about 10 top rated tourist destinations of Dubai.
Burj Khalifa : Burj Khalifa is the landmark building of Dubai which is known as the tallest building in the world around 829.8m. If you ever visit the Burj Khalifa, you must go observation deck on 124th floor. The view from the building is staggering. The slick observation includes a multi-media presentation on Dubai as well as on Burj Khalifa. Night time visits are also famous and popular with photographers because of Dubai’s best city light panoramas. There are also beautiful designed gardens around Burj Khalifa. There is also Dubai Fountain, which is also the tallest performing fountain.
Dubai Museum: this museum is situated in the Al-Fahidi Fort that was built in 1787. The fort’s wall is built out of coral blocks held together with lime. The upper floor is also supported by wooden poles named as handles and on the other hands ceilings are constructed with palm fronts, plaster and mud. The fort served as residence for the ruling family as well as seat of government including garrison and prison. It is city’s premier museum. The courtyard has several traditional boats and palm-leaf house. On the right there is weaponry and on the justify Emirati musical instruments.
The Bastakia Quarter: it was built around 19th century for wealthy Persian merchants who came to Dubai because of tax-free trading including access to Dubai Creek. It is covered by eastern portion of Bur Dubai along the creek. There are wind towers that provide air conditioning. It is lined with Arabian architecture and inside the district you will see the Majlis gallery having collection of traditional Arab ceramics and furniture. There is also XVA gallery with contemporary art collection.
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum: He was the ruler of Dubai and his former resident has been turned into museum that is one of the fine examples of Arabian architecture. The original house was built in 1896 by Sheikh Saeed’s father provided he could see the shipping activity from balconies. There are thirty rooms that are built around a central courtyard having wind tower details on top. Inside it, there are exhibitions of the Dubai Museum of Historical photographs including documents and old photographs of Dubai from 1948 to 1953. When you walk through the building you will see many letters, coins, maps and stamps on display that show the development of Emirate. Near Sheik Saeed Al Maktoum, is the Sheikh Obaid bin Thani house.
Dubai Creek: it separates the city into two towns with Deira to the north and Bur Dubai to the south. There are small villages alongside the creek and Dhow Wharfage is situated near Dubai Creek’s bank including north of Al-Maktoum Bridge. Dhow workers sometimes invite visitors on vessels for tour where you can see life of the traditional sailors. If you want to travel across the creek you can take a trip on any dhow.
Jumeirah Mosque: it is one of the best and beautiful mosques of Dubai. It is known as a fine example of Islamic architecture. The stone structure is built with medieval Fatimid tradition having two minarets that shows minor details in the stonework. It looks attractive in the evening when it gets floodlighted. The tours are organized for fostering better understanding of Muslim faith by The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding.
Deira Souks: it is located near the northern bank of Dubai Creek and on the shore you can see the ancient dhows load and unload with modern banks including hotels and office building. Deira is known for its traditional markets known as souks that are always filled with shoppers all the time. It is one of the largest gold bazaars in the world.
All kinds of Jewellery are available in different designs whether from traditional or modern including plenty of options to customize the designs. Its market go t established in the year 1830 having archways and wind towers.
Sheikh Ziyeed Road: it is the main highway through Dubai’s downtown business district. It is the eight lane highway that has towering glass and steel high rises till its length. The main attraction is its first intersection including its courtyard gallery named as 6A Street that has collection of contemporary arts from Arab artists. Besides this, Dubai World trade tower provide visitors a panoramic view. And if you love jewellery then Gold and Diamond Park and Museum is best and one stop shop for those who love jewellery. It has 118 manufacturers and 30 retailers. Here you can find historic Arabic jewellery including manufacturing plant.
Bastakia Mosque: it is the best photogenic mosque in Emirates that has exquisite lattice work detailing making it beautiful. You can also see the last remnants of Dubai’s city walls in nearby area that was developed in mid 19 century with coral and gypsum.
Heritage and diving village: you can see the Dubai’s architectural, maritime and cultural heritage at the Heritage & Diving village, where you can also see pearl diving and dhow building, which are called Dubai’s old historic economic mainstays. You can also see traditional village life of Bedouin and coastal village including Persian homes as well as traditional coffee house where potters and weavers’ shop are also. Traditional dance and local music are also showed here around October and April.
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