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Sightseeing in Dubai - Cultural Sights 'Must Visit' & 'Must See'

Architecture, Museums, Cathedrals & Monuments


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.
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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.
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.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Dubai: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Dubai.