Dubai is often seen as a non-traditional city, where the most spectacular developments in the world are taking place, but at the same time the city’s heart beats with the antiquity of Arabic heritage and originality, giving the place a unique personality. We’ve assembled a plan here to be able to visit the most important sites in the city in just 3 days:
Day 1: Gold Souk
In the heart of Deira’s vibrant business district, the Gold Souk is the best offering in Dubai. Where everything is presented, from elegant European designs to beautifully decorated traditional Arabic pieces, as well as the well-known Emirati gold Souk, which is prominently displayed in most storefronts. The prices are also cheap.
Near the Gold Souk you will find the Spice Market, a chain of small shops adjoining the narrowest alleys, which is the evidence of their existence is the thin bags filled with herbs and spices and stacked abroad.
Creek and Boat Quay (Dhow)
Exit the southern side of the Spice Market, and you will find yourself on the edge of the Creek, the wide sea entrance that provides the city with refreshing sea breezes and lots of unforgettable sights, as well as the appearance of its boats lining up in the harbor.
Journey of the Abra in the Creek
In spite of all the high-tech attractions in Dubai, the unforgettable journey (and inexpensive by the way) is the only 5-minute journey to Al Abra in Al Khor, a wooden boat with an old design for passenger transport. The Creek runs back and forth between Deira and Burr Dubai. This means that you can get maximum enjoyment in the city with only one dirham (about 25 US cents).
Bur Dubai Textile Market
This is easily the best traditional market in the city, attractive restored buildings with an old style and wooden roof (which keeps things cool during the daytime) and old shops with large walls built of gypsum and coral stones, sometimes with aerial towers.
Despite Arab architecture, the market has a global flavor. In the far (eastern) part of the market, a narrow alley leads to an amazing Indian passageway. After that, you will find the Grand Mosque erect, with its high minaret dominating the sky of Bur Dubai. Immediately, next to the Diwan, the original headquarters of the Government of Dubai, yet you can not approach more than the high walls of the amazing surrounding the place from all sides.
Directly in front of the Grand Mosque stands the oldest building in the city, the al-Fahidi Fort. Where it looks like a sand castle from the top rather than a military fortification facility, the fortress was built around 1800 to protect the land from the new city in that era of attacks. Then used as an ammunition depot and then as a prison for the area before being transferred to the Dubai Museum in 1971.
The charming fort courtyard has a few old boats and a traditional palm-shack hut. Most of the museum’s exhibits give an insight into almost every aspect of Emirati culture.
Al Bastakiya Al Saghir (officially known as Al Fahidi Historic District), located away from the Diwan and the Grand Mosque, is the oldest preserved area in Dubai. It was first settled in 1920 by Iranian merchants from Bastakiya in Iran; their high stone houses, windowless, lined an unorganized maze of narrow alleyways to provide shade in the hottest hours of the day. They also introduced the air towers that occupy every house in the neighborhood and were subsequently adopted as a basic element of local architecture across the entire old city.
A metro ride south along Sheikh Zayed Road
To Al Fahidi Train Station on the Green Line, take the metro train to Burj Khalifa / Dubai Shopping Center on the red line (change the line at BurJuman). The unforgettable 20-minute Dubai metro system offers spectacular views of the skyscrapers on the Sheikh Zayed Road – in an absolute surreal contrast between traditional markets and old houses with air towers and towers with windy winds.
Dubai Shopping Center
Get off at Burj Khalifa / Dubai Shopping Center and follow the air-conditioned corridor into the Dubai Shopping Center, the central piece of downtown Dubai.
The largest shopping mall on the planet, which also hosts Dubai Aquarium, is an Olympic-sized skating rink, a variety of children’s playgrounds, and Dubai Dyno, a 150-million-year-old skeleton consecutively known as the “Diplodocus longus”, discovered in 2008 in Wyoming Dinosaur discovered so far).
Get out of the back of the Dubai Shopping Mall, and it will be on the Corniche that wraps around the Burj Khalifa pool, surrounded by the most spectacular landmarks of Dubai ever
Few miss the opportunity to visit the tower at the top of the viewing platform. Take the world’s fastest elevator to floor 124, where you will see the center of Dubai and all the following areas stretch out in front of you. To get closer to the top, record in the really expensive Sky Experience of the Burj Khalifa, which will take you to the 148th floor of another viewing platform at a height of 555 meters. However, no matter that you proudly say you were on top of the world’s tallest building, It does not justify the high cost.
In the middle of the Burj Khalifa pool, the world’s most spectacular fountain is 275 meters long and is illuminated by 6,600 lamps and equipped with water pumps for more than 140 meters (46 stories) in the air. The fountain starts every evening, with pumps, whirlpools, and watercolors dancing in tandem with Arabic, Indian and Western music. Enjoy it free of charge on the corniche surrounding the pool.
Day 2: Dubai Marina
The Dubai Marina may be the most important feature of modern Dubai. Anyone who knew the untouched desert Dubai Marina area a decade ago can not believe it was the same place where the central piece of the marina development project was made at the entrance to an artificial sea. The pedestrian walkway is surrounded by marina and then connects to The Walk, an attractive seaside promenade overlooking the various architectural features.
There is plenty to do here. Fashion addicts can visit luxury fashion houses at Marina Mall while sun lovers can go to the beach with its vast white sand or practice a variety of water sports. Visitors can also take a dip on an old-fashioned glider, hang around the marina, or head to the sea on board. “Dubai Ferry”
There is a clear Hollywood touch in the huge entertainment complex of Madinat Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most exciting modern landmarks. When you look at the city from afar, it looks like a huge movie complex surrounded by palm trees topped by hundreds of wind towers just like mirage in the desert. It was designed as a self-contained mini-Arab city, complemented by two first class hotels (Mina Al Salam and Al Qasr) in addition to its own bazaar: Madinat Jumeirah.
At the far end of the market, a long chain of restaurants and drinking places extend to the waterfront. The city is the best place to see Burj Al Arab, which looks like a traditional Arabian sailboat, in keeping with the traditional Arab style of the city.
Afternoon Tea in Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab, designed in the shape of a traditional Arabian sailboat, is the most important landmark that has brought the city of Dubai to the world. The tower remains the most beautiful and beautiful building in Dubai, and the best place to see it is the city of Jumeirah or the Umm Suqeim beach to the north. If you want to see the beautiful interior of the tower you will have to buy a drink or a meal. Most visitors choose to have afternoon tea served in the courtyard or in the Sky View Bar, one of the city’s most memorable experiences.
Day 3: Atlantis the Palm
The giant Atlanta resort looks like part of a strange fantasy film, with its towering towers that are built around mysterious ancient Islamic architecture, adorned with shades of frilly pinkish frills like the tomb of Liberis as described by the British newspaper The Sun. It is one of the few places in Dubai that really stands out to the popular image of “the land that has been forgotten by taste,” yet you can still marvel and marvel at its sheer size and unpopularity.
He deserves to enter and contemplate his exquisite designs, complemented by gold-plated columns, and the ruins of his vast hidden rooms under the water. The resort also offers many attractive sights including the Aquaventure Aquapark and an opportunity to swim with dolphins in Dolphin Bay.
The lost Chambers
Archaeologists will be very pleased to learn that the legendary city of Atlanta (which was last seen according to Palto, sometime around 10,000 BC) in the western Mediterranean region was finally rediscovered in the waters below Dubai. Or at least this is what the tour guide in the lost rooms wants to believe. One of the most attractive parts of Dubai’s lost rooms is a labyrinth of underwater corridors and lost rooms under the resort with its glass walls showing tunnels leading through a series of submerged ruins. What attracts you most is the enormous rows of about 65,000 species of marine creatures living quietly amidst the spooky Atlanta.
Note: however, you can save entrance fees, views and views of marine life free of charge in the lobby area.
Safari in the afternoon and evening
Most visitors to Dubai are looking for trips in the desert sometime during their stay. All kinds of entertainment packages are available, but the most popular ones are trips that combine afternoon and evening. But be careful: the desert areas of Dubai are far from primitive. Tour groups and fleets of the four-wheel drives ignite the desert and fill it with noise and movement. These are all good fun and harmless, and most tours include the same types of activities. The journey begins with 45 minutes of speeding through sand dunes, and the hills that rise and fall are exciting for sand and dust, and there may be additions such as sand skiing. After that you are taken to a desert camp where you and a group of hundreds of tourists can enjoy some activities, including hookah smoking, henna drawing, traditional Arab clothing, and camel riding. Then the dinner period comes through the open buffet. Followed by the nights and music and the possibility of an Oriental dancer.
After all, we have uncovered a little of what you can see and do in Dubai.