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

View from hotel room at night 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.
Discovering the architecture of Dubai from bird's eye view! Burj Khalifa, Al Fahidi Fort, Mall of the Emirates, The Dubai Fountain, all those monuments are defining the image of Dubai … Open
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 www.orangesmile.com
The emirate is located along the coastline of the Persian Gulf. This is a large business and commercial center of the Middle East, and a famous resort with international popularity. Here you … Open
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.
Souk Madinat and Burj Al Arab at night 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
Map of all art galleries
Art galleries in Dubai
♥   Gallery 'Tashkeel Art Hub' Dubai, 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Salsali Private Museum' Dubai, 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Sharjah Art Museum' Sharjah, 16.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Dubai and near

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

From the series “The world's tallest hotels”
The skyscraper was built in the shortest possible time and already in 2007 amazed city visitors with its perfect appearance. Rose Rayhaan by Rotana officially opened in December, 2009. It remained the world’s tallest hotel untill 2012. The hotel offers guests a choice of 482 rooms and penthouses. Regular guests traditionally book rooms on the top and the highest storeys of the tower. All the rooms of Rose Rayhaan by Rotana hotel are of impressive size, the smallest of them is 33sqm. … Read further

Top of Burj Khalifa

From the series “Breathtaking high-altitude observation points with panoramic views on cities”
Needless to say that the panoramic view of the city is simply mesmerizing. Compared with Burj Khalifa, all the surrounding skyscrapers and large-scale buildings seem quite tiny, and cars on the highways are barely distinguishable. One of the main features of the site is that it allows you to enjoy a circular panorama of the city. A part of the observation deck is open, so magnificent views of Dubai can be enjoyed outdoors. … Read further

SeaScape Villa

From the series “Fancy houses and hotels located on water or under water”
Floating houses have many different modifications, some of them are designed considering individual preferences of a future owner. The area of villas is from 70 to 170 square meters. In addition to usual rooms, a solarium or indoor pool can be equipped inside. It is also important to note that the SeaScape houses are absolutely environmentally friendly, they are completely constructed of natural materials and use the most modern systems of energy supply and water treatment. … 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!
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