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5 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Dubai – As Enjoyable as it Gets

Do not be fooled into thinking that Dubai is only limited to modern architectural marvels as the area is home to numerous features that are both gripping and entertaining for young and old alike.

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Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House

Dedicated to the brilliance of Arabian architecture, the Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House, which is located down Al Khaleej Road, is in actuality the former residence of one of its rulers, Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum. Presently, visitors can head over to the House and learn of its impressive history while studying the countless number of artefacts and objects that have been carefully preserved over the years. The premises is beautified by exquisite examples of teak doors, geometric & floral design elements and wooden lattice screens that form part of its unique appeal and presence in Dubai's culture. One will also come across coins, letters and stamps that detail the development of the Emirate while pictures of boat building, fishing and pearling are never too far away from meeting your eye.

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Bastakia

Bastakia that is also known as 'Old Dubai' is a distinct neighbourhood in Dubai that offers ardent adventurers a wonderful opportunity to go back in time to the good old days of when rich Persian merchants conducted business. Occupying the eastern side of Bur Dubai, Bastakia comprises limestone and coral buildings that dominate the skyline and a feature of these creations is that there are wind towers built that once provided homes and their inhabitants with one of the oldest known forms of air conditioning.

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Deira

The winding streets of Deira, which is nestled on the northern side of the Dubai Creek, will let you access a cultural melting pot of different nationalities that live here. Of particular interest for those coming over to this part of Dubai would be the local souks which are in fact traditional marketplaces where you can get your hands on almost anything. The Spice Souk which sells a wide array of pungent spices including frankincense, saffron, cumin and sumac ought to be checked out before you move on towards the world's largest gold bazaar; the Gold Souk. Not to be outdone is the Heritage House, constructed in 1890 and which once served as the residence of an Iranian merchant, provides a convenient way of discovering as to what a traditional home in Dubai looks like. Tourists will also find many hotels in Dubai Deira such as the AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel from where one's travel plans can be scheduled.

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Burj Khalifa

Regarded as the world's tallest building reaching an astonishing 829.8 meters in the air, the Burj Khalifa is where one must be at should you want clear, unobstructed views of the entirety of Dubai. Hop on board a high-speed elevator, which will take you up to the 124th floor where time can be spent at the observation deck, capturing views of other skyscrapers in the city and the dancing blue waves of the ocean out afar. Should the dizzying heights of the Burj Khalifa not be to your liking, then opt for a quiet stroll through the walkways and well-designed gardens that are located around the building itself.

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IMG Worlds of Adventure

Capture the thrills and spills of some of the world's best rides where adventuring certainly knows no limit. The IMG Worlds of Adventure brings together 4 themed zones that are dedicated to ensuring that entrants have the time of their lives. From joining Spider-Man as he swings through the city, being one with the Avengers as they take on the evil force of Ultron to mingling with your favourite Cartoon Network characters, one is guaranteed of hours of unending excitement.