Top Tourist Attractions in Dubai

Top Tourist Attractions in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (B)

Dubai has many attractions – from world record sights to quaint villages and historical quarters peacefully coexisting with each other. Mosques, museums, waterparks, deserts and mountains form the backdrop of this bustling city full of things to do. The city has rich travel and tourism industries which has positioned the emirate as the “ecstasy on the earth” thereby driving thousands of tourists to its shores every year. Here are a few top tourist attractions in Dubai you must not miss!

Walk through the labyrinthine lanes of the historic neighbourhood full of restored houses with traditional wind towers in one of the last remaining pockets of Old Dubai. The towers are believed to have been built nearly a century ago by wealthy pearl traders from Persia. These traditional houses appear pretty bleak and ordinary from the outside, but when you enter the, it’s a whole new world. Wonderfully carved wooden doors, decorative grilles and stucco panels complete the picture. The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding operates a guided tour through this neighbourhood on Sundays at 10am. The atmosphere is very evocative and there are plenty of delightful art galleries and cafes to explore, not to mention calligraphy artists willing to style your name in the traditional way. There is even a lane for spices – sort of a mini souk. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top Tourist Attractions in Dubai
Guide Location: United Arab Emirates » Dubai
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anjaly Thomas
Read it on Author's Website: http://travelwithanjaly.com/tourist-attractions-dubai/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Grand Mosque
  • Aquaventure
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Dubai Museum
  • Al-Fahidi Fort
  • Shindagha District
  • Al Ahmadiya School, Deira
  • Heritage and Diving Village
  • Jumeirah Archaeological Site
  • Lost Chambers
  • Dolphin Bay
  • Ras Al Khor

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