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Tourist Attractions in Dubai – Enjoy the Sights

Dubai has it all from the world's tallest building to shopping malls home to ski slopes! The most cosmopolitan tourist hub within the Arab world Dubai offers you a glitzy collection of attractions.


Burj Khalifa- World's Tallest Building

This is Dubai's iconic landmark building; the Burj Khalifa stands at a height of 829.8 metres. It is the world's tallest building so far and a visit to the 124th floor observation deck, is probably one of the first on a list of must do things in Dubai. A high speed elevator will whisk you up to the 124th floor where the 360 degree views are truly breath taking. You are surrounded by the desert on one side and ocean on the other. Plan a night time visit and you will be mesmerized by the first-hand view of the 'City-Lights' panorama show from the observation deck.


The Dubai Museum

This masterpiece is located within the Al Fahidi Fort which was built in 1787 as a defence for the Dubai Creek. Beautifully constructed from coral blocks the walls are held in place with lime; the upper floors sports ceilings built out of palm fronts, plaster and mud while the walls are supported by wooden poles called handles. The museum is home to many ancient artefacts such as the vintage maps of Dubai displayed at the entrance. A true insight to the Arab world and Dubai's journey in time this is an attraction for the whole family. If you are on a scout for elegant Dubai accommodation, do consider the immense comforts offered at the luxury resorts of Dubai. You will find many scattered across the city such as PER AQUUM Hotels & Resorts; offering the ultimate experience.


Bastakia – Old Dubai

The Bastakia Quarter or Old Dubai was established in the 19th century as an abode for rich Persian merchants dealing in textiles and pearls. The main lure was the tax free transactions offered at Dubai Creek. Bastakia is located at the eastern edge of Bur Dubai and skirts the creek. The place is home to coral and lime stone buildings. Unique features of these buildings are the wind towers which acted as pre air conditioners, funnelling sea breezes into the houses.


Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House

Grandfather of Dubai's current ruler Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum ruled from 1921 to 1958. The home which is a unique example of traditional Arabic architecture has been transformed into a museum. Originally built in 1896 by the sheikh's father the house overlooks the port. Although the original house was demolished and a new building built in the same spot the stylings have stayed true to ancient architectural designs. Within you will find beautifully carved teak wood doors. Intricate wood lattice screens covering the windows and gypsum ventilators that are adorned with floral carvings and geometric designs. Within you will find the Dubai Museum of Historical Photographs offering a marvellous collection of vintage prints.


Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek acts as a border that separates Deira and Bur Dubai. Almost 4,000 years ago the area gave rise to small settlements and has always been a central focus that promoted and increased Dubai's popularity. Today the creek is a fabulous location to explore with traditional style wooden boats bobbing about the water and a general holiday ambiance permeating the air.