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. 

Heritage and Diving Villages

Discover Dubai’s history as a pearling nation and see traditional potters and weavers at work

Iconic Dubai architecture

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

Jumeirah Mosque

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

Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

The leading Dubai wildlife sanctuary and about to be designated a wetland of international importance


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

The Souks

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

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