See & Visit
Bastakiya. One of the last remaining pockets of Old Dubai, home to many reconstructed buildings in the traditional style, the atmosphere is very evocative and there are a lot of delightful art galleries and cafes to explore.
Souks (markets) arabian word. One of Dubai's greatest attractions.
Deira Covered Souk, Al-Sabkha Road
Deira Old Souk or Spice Souk, 67 Street
Deira Gold Souk, Sikkat al-Khali Street
Perfume Souk, Sikkat al-Khali Street
Electronics Souk, Al-Sabkha Road and Al-Maktoum Hospital Road
Dubai Souk, Bur Dubai
Opening hours: Sat-Thurs 0700-1200 and 1700-1900, Fri 1700-1900.
Al Ahmadiya School,
Deira. Dubai's first school is built 1921, and has now been restored.
Al Ibn Abi Talib Road. Social history of the Emirate.
Tel: (04) 353 1862.
Opening hours: Sat-Thurs 0830-2030, Fri 1430-2030.
Jumeirah Road, Jumeirah 1 .
Shindagha District — Home to the open museums of the Heritage Village, and has the home of former Sheikh Rashid Al-Maktoum.
Burj al-Arab hotel - (7 star hotel).
Burj Dubai— World's tallest structure and still growing taller every day, this is one landmark you cannot possibly miss seeing. It is over 800 m tall (300 m taller than Taipei 101, the previous record-holder) and is expected to be completed in September 2009.
Palm Islands — The three largest artificial islands in the world.
Majlis Ghorfat Um-Al-Sheef
17 Street, off Al-Jumeirah Road
Tel: (04) 394 6343.
Opening hours: Daily 0730-1430 and 1630-2100.
Near Shindagha Tunnel, Al-Shindagha Road
Tel: (04) 393 7151.
Opening hours: Sat-Thurs 0800-2200, Fri 0800-1100 and 1600-2200.
Tel: (04) 334 0808.
Opening hours: Sat-Thurs 0900-2030, Fri 1500-2030.