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Culture of Dubai. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Dubai Dubai is a beautiful and ancient city, in which tourists will find a large number of interesting architectural and historical monuments. Fans of exciting excursions are recommended to make a walk to Bastakia quarter, in which they will find a lot of old buildings, museums and monuments. While walking through the narrow streets of the city, you will see beautiful buildings of the late 19th century as well as beautiful old mansions and tiny squares. Many of them house craft shops and museums and this fact makes you rest even more interesting.
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Some old mansions are decorated with wind towers. These are interesting constructions that were used to determine the direction and strength of wind several centuries ago. Dubai Museum on Al-Fahidi Street is a great way to learn about the history of the city. The museum is located in al-Fahidi Fort. Its walls are the location of most varied collections, starting from antique boats and weapons, to musical instruments, national costumes and jewelry.
Grand Mosque is without a doubt among the most interesting religious sites of the city. The spacious hall of the mosque can accommodate up to 1200 visitors at one time. This is a massive and beautiful structure, which is distinguished by its unique architectural shape and interesting internal structure. Shindaga Tower is one more important architectural object. The tower was built in 1910 and is located not far away from waterfront. Originally the tower was constructed for defensive purposes, but now everyone is welcome to visit it. The top of the tower is equipped with an observation deck. Copyright
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Shaikh Saeed al Makhtoum house is one more sight tourists simply cannot fail to visit. This is a typical building in the national style made of clay. The building of the house was completed in 1896. The beautiful building with thirty rooms has been completely renovated and now this is one of the most visited museums in Dubai. The decor of halls of the house is very close to the original one that was established by owners of the house.
Dubai You will find Heritage village not far from the beautiful house museum. An excursion to this beautiful open-air museum will certainly help you to become imbued with national culture and to appreciate its versatility. Among other attractions of Dubai, which certainly deserve attention of travelers are Diving village and Heritage House. The modern area of Jumeirah is considered an autonomous region and has its own unique attractions.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion tickets or city discovery tours over Dubai and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Dubai and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Dubai

Dubai Museum
Where: Nr Bastakiya, Bur Dubai, Dubai; Telephone: +971 (0)4 353 1862;
Desert Safari
Telephone: +971 (0)4 268 2880;
Desert Safari
Telephone: +971 (0)4 628 9667;
Majlis Gallery
Where: Al Musalla Roundabout, Bastakiya, Bur Dubai, Dubai; Telephone: +971 (0)4 353 6233;
Grand Mosque
Where: Nr Ruler’s Court, Bur Dubai, Dubai;
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House
Where: Nr Al Shindagha Tunnel, Al Shindagha, Dubai; Telephone: +971 (0)4 393 7139;
Reference information
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Art galleries in Dubai and around
♥   Art museum 'Tashkeel Art Hub' Dubai, 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Salsali Private Museum' Dubai, 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Sharjah Art Museum' Sharjah, 16.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Dubai and near

Wild Wadi Waterpark

From the series “The greatest and fanciest water parks”
Dubai waterpark has another amazing feature; it is thematic. Its design is largely devoted to stories about the famous Sinbad the Sailor. You will notice numerous unique sculptures and installations there. In total, there are more than 20 incredible rides, including the world-famous Master Blaster slides, Lazy River and Juha Journey, Burj Surj and Tantrum Alley rides, as well as extreme Tunnel of Doom that requires the special courage to try. … Read further

Starbucks Coffee Shop

From the series “The most unusual restaurants of fast food chains”
The tables were installed in a spacious hall with a high ceiling, which is illuminated by huge Persian-style chandeliers. Carved arches, coloured mosaics of the wall, an abundance of chic decorations made of wood and stylish designer furniture made it possible to make the Starbucks cafeteria one of the most visited gastronomic establishments in Dubai. Many travellers visit the cafeteria not only to enjoy their favourite fragrant drink and desserts. Part of the cafe is a small shop where you can buy different sorts of coffee - an excellent gift for your loved ones. … Read further

Infinity Tower

From the series “Twisted spiral buildings and towers that are real”
Experienced travellers are well aware that the best view of the skyscraper opens from the promenade of Dubai Marina. It is from here that you can make the most spectacular memorable photos. Luxurious skyscraper Infiniti Tower is the location of offices and studios, it has several fitness centers and swimming pools, as well as luxury apartments with panoramic views of Jumeirah Island. The erection of a luxurious skyscraper began in 2006 and was completely finished in 2012. According to some reports, more than 275 million dollars was spent on its construction. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Dubai

Culture guide to Dubai. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Dubai: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Dubai. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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