Bur Dubai Sightseeing Walk (Self Guided), Dubai

Bur Dubai is the oldest part of the city and is situated on the southern side of Dubai Creek. Amble along its many streets to find historical buildings, museums, mosques and ancient neighborhoods. The area is less touristy than many other parts of the emirate and provides a fascinating insight into old Dubai.

Go to Al Bastakiya, the oldest residential area in the city, parts of which were built in the final years of the 17th century. On top of some of the old buildings are rectangular structures known as wind towers or wind catchers. They capture and cool desert winds and funnel them down into homes, an early form of air conditioning.

Learn more about Dubai's history when you browse the exhibits and artifacts of Dubai Museum. This intriguing attraction is housed inside Al Fahidi Fort, a defensive structure that was built in 1787. For more historical insights, make the short trip to Shindagha, one of the oldest areas in Dubai. It is home to the Heritage Village and the residence of a former ruler of Dubai.

Arguably, one of the emirate’s most beautiful buildings and a highlight of any visit to Bur Dubai is the Juma Grand Mosque. This multi-domed mosque has the tallest minaret in Dubai, rising up 230 feet (70 meters).
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Bur Dubai Sightseeing Walk Map

Guide Name: Bur Dubai Sightseeing Walk
Guide Location: United Arab Emirates » Dubai
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: nataly

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