Seeing first-hand how Dubai's can-do attitude turns vision into reality 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.