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Must Do Things in Dubai – The Best of Both Worlds

Dubai has evolved into a modern metropolis quite rapidly over the last few decades. As a result, the city is filled with a myriad of attraction to see and things to do. Here are some of the must do things when you are in Dubai.


Burj Khalifa

At a height of over 2700 feet and 160 floors, the Burj Khalifa is currently the world's tallest building. It also has the world's highest observation deck that will literally make you feel like you have your head in the clouds. Visitors can visit the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa to get a mesmerizing view of the Persian Gulf through special telescopes set up all over the observation deck. The highest observation deck is however located on the 148th floor and is open to visitors who are willing to pay more.


Bastakiya Quarter

Bastakiya Quarter, which used to be a fishing village, sits in between the massive skyscrapers that fill Dubai's Skyline. The village got its name because of a large population of Iranian traders called "Bastaks" who inhabited the area during the 19th century. Presently this delightful town is home to cafes, cultural centres and art galleries. Tourists who visit Bastakiya Quarter will immediately feel how quiet and peaceful the village is compared to the rest of the modern city that Dubai has become.


Jumeirah Mosque

The Jumeirah mosque, the mosque that is on the 500-dirham bill imitates the architectural styles that were prominent during the Fathima era of Islam. The Jumeirah mosque has exquisite décor which consists of elaborately painted panels set upon on bright yellow and blue backgrounds. Compared to most mosques in Dubai visitors are allowed to admire the majesty of the Jumeirah Mosque given that they dress in modest clothing; women have to use a scarf to cover their head. If you didn't pack any traditional clothing don't fret, the mosque has an assortment of clothing that they can lend you to enter the mosque.


The Dolphin Bay

Located overlooking some of the best Palm Jumeirah hotels such as the Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort which is a subsidiary of Anantara Hotels Resorts and Spas, this is certainly a place that must be added to your wish list of places to visit in Dubai. The bay allows its visitors to touch and play with dolphins which are certainly one of nature's most adored creatures. You can also go for a swim with these friendly creatures during your time at the bay.


Gold and Spice Souks

Dubai has always been well known for being a trading hot spot. Over the last few decades, the city has evolved to be able to handle the needs and demands of the ever-changing global market. If you want to see how it all started you should visit the Gold and Spices souks. With over 300 retailers the Gold souks are known as one of the best Gold markets across the globe that is responsible for more about 20% the gold that passes through the world. On the opposite of the river lies Dubai's spice market, a hotspot for spices from across the world like chilli, ginger and cinnamon.