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What to see in Dubai

Dubai Attractions


Dubai is evolving at a remarkable pace and has left its modest history as a fishing port far behind. Yet in between the ultra-modern skyscrapers and endless construction sites, there are quite a few attractions of historical interest such as the Bastakiya district and the various souks.

Other attractions center on Dubai's defining geophysical features: the desert offers adventure touring, rock climbing and photography, while the coastline offers a plethora of water sports.

Dubai is not really suitable for exploring on foot. Attractions tend to be far apart and the year-round heat - reaching inferno proportions in summer - will turn your walk into an ordeal. Better options are to hire a taxi and driver for the day, join an organised tour, or rent a car and enjoy the inexpensive local gasoline while taking in the sights.


Bastakiya

The old Bastakiya district is a step back in time to the days before electricity and air-conditioning, where traditional…

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Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise

The Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise provides visitors to the Emirate with a unique and memorable way in which to view the…

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Camel Racing

No visit to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the races…the camel races. This is a traditional sport in the…

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Dubai Creek

The natural seawater inlet that cuts through the centre of the city is the historical part of Dubai where visitors can…

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Dubai Mall

Opened in November 2008, the Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping centre and is home to around twelve hundred retailers.…

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Dubai Marina

The heart of cosmopolitan Dubai is the slick and modern Dubai Marina, a development that continues to add new attractions…

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Dubai Museum

The imposing 19th-century Al Faheidi Fort houses the Dubai Museum, which has an impressive collection of military and…

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Dubai Souks

The souks, or traditional markets, are popular with bargain hunters as well as sightseers and photographers.…

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Grand Mosque

Boasting the city's tallest minaret at 230 feet (70m), the Grand Mosque is a notable landmark with its multi-domed style…

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Jumeirah Beach Park

One of the main reasons holidaymakers flock to Dubai is to take advantage of the stunning beaches. If visitors aren't…

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Jumeirah Mosque

The Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most photographed sights in Dubai. A fine example of modern Islamic architecture, this…

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Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum Museum

Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum's house dates back to the 19th century, and was built for Dubai's ruler with commanding views…

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Ski Dubai

One of the city's newest and most interesting attractions is the region's first indoor ski resort, with real snow and…

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