A heartthrob destination among shopaholics and home to many celebrities across the world, Dubai has emerged from the desert dunes to a significant global city today. Over three decades, with the growth of economy and development in tourism, Dubai witnessed several infrastructural projects that dubbed the city as the city of megastructures. The Palm Islands, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina (world’s largest man-made marina), the Jumeriah Beach Hotel and the Atlantis are some of the renowned man-made wonders in Dubai that has been the major attractions in Dubai for travellers across the world. Having proximity to Abu Dhabi, tourism in Dubai have also accelerated in the expansion of many luxury hotels in Dubai, bar and restaurants, pubs and casinos pulling in corporate travellers from across the globe.
The iconic picture of Dubai today is a contrast to Dubai’s traditional image. Visit the Heritage and Diving Village, where you as a traveller can observe recreations of traditional Bedouin and coastal village life, with Persian homes, a traditional coffeehouse and a small souk where potters and weavers practice their handicrafts at the stalls. The beautiful and small Bastakia Mosque, which is one of the significant pilgrimage sites in Dubai, holds an exquisite lattice-work attracting travellers seeking to capture the cultural significance of Dubai. The Jumeriah Mosque on the other hand is a fine example of Islamic architecture, which is a replica of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque, pulling in Islamic pilgrim across the world. The Dubai Creek, which separates the towns of Deira and Bur Dubai, is a major attraction in Dubai for tourists across globe. You can also experience the traditional Dhow ride at the Dubai Creek. Other places of attractions in Dubai worth noted for mentioning in your travel diary are Bastakia Quarter, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, Dubai Museum and the Mall of Emirates.
On your Dubai tour, activities like desert safari, sand ski, and experiencing a belly dancing performance are worth enlisting on things to do in Dubai. Other activities in Dubai include a road trip to Abu Dhabi, Dhow Cruise Dinner, Sun Set photography, Henna painting, Hubbllee Bubbllee and Quad Biking. Dubai Travel Guide continues with Helicopter Flight over Dubai, visit to Oud Metha District and shopping spree in Dubai.