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5 Tourist Attractions in Dubai

5 Tourist Attractions in Dubai
The flourishing emirate of Dubai is one of the most visited places in the world. Considering the myriad attractions this Arabian paradise has to offer, this is no surprise. Dubai has managed to maintain a healthy mix between progress and tradition that every tourist find fascinating. Culture fans never miss a visit to the heart of Dubai in “Old Dubai,” an unspoiled neighborhood located in the Bur Dubai district. Popularly known as the Bastakia Quarter, this area is reminiscent of Dubai’s early fishing village days. Tours to museums, art galleries, and mosques in structures built in typical Arabian architecture are fond favorites. The Dubai Creek, which winds between Bur Dubai and Deira, is another popular attraction. Petitioned to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the creek served as a minor port for dhows from India or East Africa in the early 20th century. Dubai’s pearl diving and fishing industries started along the creek with its warm waters teeming with rich marine life. Arabian dhows and abras take people on a ride along the creek or across it to Deira where souks offer tourists good bargains. Up along Sheik Zayed Road is “New Dubai,” where the city’s most ambitious man-made projects rise along the horizon. Most prominent is the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Tourists marvel at its towering height from afar or climb up its observation deck to gaze at the world below. At the foot of this building are the spectacular Dubai Fountains and the massive Dubai Mall. A day in this area in Downtown Dubai is definitely a day well spent. Tourists also never fail to visit Dubai’s most iconic landmark, the Burj Al Arab. Its design depicting the billowing sails of a boat is a constant presence in every tourist’s photograph in Dubai. It looks spectacular either from the beach or from the waters when cruising out to the gulf. In addition, tourists also enjoy an exciting yacht charter Dubai to see remarkable man-made islands the Palm Jumeirah and The World Islands. Lastly, a desert safari on the undulating dunes of Dubai is always on the list. Dune bashing is simply exhilarating, and camp activities like sand surfing, henna tattoo painting, belly dancing and camel rides make the trip truly unforgettable. Bedouin-style dinners are also a softer alternative when basking in the mesmerizing beauty of the desert.