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Sightseeing in Dubai

Sightseeing in Dubai

Get the most out of your sightseeing in Dubai

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. 

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Iconic Dubai architecture

Iconic Dubai architecture Dubai is a worldwide rarity: iconic architecture is actively pursued. As long as it’s eye-catching, anything goes

Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque Much photographed, and the only mosque in Dubai to open its doors to non-Muslims

Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary The leading Dubai wildlife sanctuary and about to be designated a wetland of international importance

Shindagha, Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum’s House

Shindagha, Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum’s House One of the oldest areas of Dubai, and home to Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum’s House, now the Al Shindagha museum

The Big Bus Company

The Big Bus Company The only open-topped bus tour in Dubai, brilliantly organised and with an excellent running commentary

The souks

The souks Famous the world over. In particular, don’t miss the Dubai Gold Souk and the ancient Covered Souk


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Sightseeing in Dubai - some of the more popular sights to see in Dubai.
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