A Trip to the Capital wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Top attractions and explore the Famous Malls, Historic Museum of Dubai. Make sure to tick these top things to see in Dubai on you bucket list. Don’t miss out some of Dubai’s best attractions during bust times.
Offering impressive panoramic views of Old and New, the magnanimous Dubai Frame celebrates the story of Dubai and its ambitious plans for the future.
Located only 2 Km away from Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
BurJuman is a true destination mall for visitors and locals alike. Located in Bur Dubai near Dubai’s heritage districts, it is super easy to reach with the Dubai Metro from any direction. Jump off at BurJuman Station, and discover a sanctuary of shopping and entertainment for the whole family.
If you’re devoted to shopping; you’ll find retail heaven takes the form of The Dubai Mall. Located at the foot of the Burj Khalifa and stretching across 1.1 million sq/m, it is the world’s largest shopping, entertainment, and leisure destination. You can shop at more than 1,200 retail outlets, from Armani to Zara. Whether it’s books, electronics, candy or high fashion you’re after, The Dubai Mall probably has it. It also has 22 cinema screens plus 120 restaurants and cafes.
No visit to Dubai is complete without a visit to the top of the world’s tallest building. Even the journey upwards will entertain and educate you as you watch a multimedia presentation chronicling Dubai’s history and the development of the Burj Khalifa.
Dubai Museum is the city’s main museum, located in the Al Fahidi Fort, which was built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai.
The museum – opened by the ruler of Dubai in 1971 – offers the public a glimpse of the traditional way of life in the Emirate of Dubai. It includes local antiquities as well as artifacts from the African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai. It also includes several dioramas showing life in the emirate before the advent of oil, in addition to artifacts from recent discoveries that date as far back as 3000 B.C.
Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood Escape the skyscrapers of the city center and travel back in time with a trip to Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, also known as Bastakiya. This atmospheric area in Bur Dubai is one of the oldest heritage sites in the city, with a neighborhood that dates back to the early 1900s. A tour of the area offers a beguiling glimpse into the Dubai of a bygone era including traditional wind towers, bustling courtyards and maze of winding alleyways.
Before skyscrapers spread across the horizon, Dubai was made up of fishing villages and Bedouin communities populated by potters, weavers and pearl divers. When you’re ready for a break from the modern world, step into the past by visiting the Heritage and Diving Village, located in Shindagha on the Bur Dubai side of the historic Dubai Creek. This reconstructed village features distinctive palm-and-mud houses and barasti huts where you can watch potters and jewellers practise their craft and sample local cuisine.
This reconstructed village features distinctive palm-and-mud houses, and barasti huts where you can watch potters and jewellers practise their craft. Check out the souk that sells Bedouin handicrafts, visit a traditional coffeehouse, or pose with a falcon.
Even if you’re not in the market for precious metals, you should definitely walk through the Gold Souk – everything you’ll see is authentic. The world’s largest gold market sells jewellery and gemstones from Dubai, India and more, crafted in 22k and 18k gold. The government carefully regulates the quality of all the merchandise, so you can be sure that your purchases will be genuine.
Step into Dubai Opera, the city’s latest architectural masterpiece and jewel in its cultural crown. Shaped like a futuristic dhow, this new cultural institution hosts the biggest names in opera, ballet, theatre and classical music. Designed by Danish architect Janus Rostock, the 2000-seat Dubai Opera is the city’s first truly world class cultural facility.
Dubai Water Canal is a 3.2km long waterway which extends from the Creek in Old Dubai through Business Bay before finding its way to the Arabian Gulf. This canal has turned prime Dubai sites into waterfront properties.
Adding 6.4km of new waterfront property to Dubai overall, this canal will create 80,000 sqm of public space and facilities, to include new recreational areas like the 3km running track and 12km cycling path. Adorning the canal will be five pedestrian bridges, allowing visitors to take in key vantage points along the waterway. The development space along the canal will host a flurry of new activity like hotels, retail establishments, a marina and a boardwalk. A sandy peninsula will extend past the end of the canal, adding to Jumeirah Beach Park.
The first phase of this Jumeirah development is now open. Spanning a total area of 13,000 square metres, City Walk is reminiscent of European-style streets. Take a stroll down the walk lined with designer stores and restaurants – and make sure you look up to appreciate the striking vista of city skyscrapers, including the Burj Khalifa. Water features, play areas for children, and plenty of al fresco seating add to the appeal.
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