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       Dubai Museumuae-dubai-dubai-museum-exterior

             Bastakia (Old Dubai)uae-dubai-bastakia-restored-street

Dubai’s landmark building is the Burj Khalifa, which at 829.8 m is the tallest building in the world. For most visitors a trip to the observation deck on the 124th floor here is a must-do while in the city. The views across the city skyline from this bird’s-eye perspective are simply staggering Dubai’s excellent museum is housed in the Al-Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 to defend Dubai Creek. The fort’s walls are built out of traditional coral-blocks and held together with lime. The Bastakia Quarter was built in the late 19th century to be the home of wealthy Persian merchants who dealt mainly in pearls and textiles, and were lured to Dubai because of the tax-free trading and access to Dubai Creek

Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum Houseuae-dubai-sheikh-saeed-al-maktoum-house

Dubai Creekuae-dubai-dubai-creek-boats-at-the-creek-wharf

Jumeirah Mosqueuae-dubai-jumeirah-mosque

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum was the Ruler of Dubai from 1921 to 1958 and grandfather to the current ruler. His former residence has been rebuilt and restored as a museumthat is a fine example of Arabian architecture

Dubai Creek separates the city into two towns with Deira to the north and Bur Dubaito the south. The creek has been an influential element in the city’s growth, first attracting settlers here to fish and pearl dive Jumeirah Mosque is considered by many to be the most beautiful of Dubai’s mosques. An exact copy of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque that is eight times its size, the Jumeirah Mosque is a fine example of Islamic architecture

Deira Souksuae-dubai-deira-souks-carpet-shop-in-souk

Sheikh Zayed Roaduae-dubai-sheikh-ziyeed-road

Burj al-Arabuae-dubai-burj-al-arab

Deira is located on the northern bank of Dubai Creek and the winding streets here unveil the melting pot of different nationalities that have come to call Dubai home.

Sheikh Zayed Road is the main thoroughfare running through Dubai’s modern downtown business district. This wide, eight-lane highway is rimmed with towering glass, chrome and steel highrises along its length. The Burj Al-Arab is the world’s tallest hotel, standing 321 m high, located on its own artificial island on the Dubai coastline. Designed to resemble a billowing dhow sail, the exterior of the Burj Al-Arab is lit up by a choreographed coloured lighting show at night.
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