Seeing first hand how Dubai's can-do attitude turns vision into reality and can be an inspiring experience. Make the most of your sightseeing by ensuring you combine Dubai's most modern feats with visiting the old city, where a glimpse of traditional Gulf style living can still be found.
Dubai sightseeing areas
The Creek: its waters bisect the city – it is the ideal place to start sightseeing in Dubai.
Deira: a constant hive of activity, this area really reflects how the old meets the new.
Bur Dubai: sightseeing is a must here, thanks to the plethora of historic buildings.
Oud Metha: largely residential, but with many recreational, retail and educational facilities.
Sheikh Zayed Road: the buildings stand like beauty queens competing to be the tallest, most stunning and graceful.
Jumeira and Satwa: raising the stakes in glamour, this area is all pampering parlours, café culture, malls and beach life.
The Southwest: the new face of Dubai, which includes Dubai Marina and many other developments.