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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 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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The Souks

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


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

Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

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

Jumeirah Mosque

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

Iconic Dubai architecture

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

Heritage and Diving Villages

Heritage and Diving VillagesDiscover Dubai’s history as a pearling nation and see traditional potters and weavers at work

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