Dubai Creek is a saltwater stream which divides the city into two parts, Deira and Bur Dubai. While Deira is the place to experience the rich lifestyle, Bur Dubai attracts tourists for its cultural significance and traditional essence. Bur Dubai which translates to ‘Mainland Dubai’ is a home to various mosques includes the beautiful blue tiled Iranian mosque, Grand Mosque with city’s tallest minaret, and the country’s only Hindu Temple. Dubai Creek, therefore, is that one city which will make your vacation stand out from the rest of your friends’. From local markets to museums, there are several places to explore in Bur Dubai. The sightseeing in the city includes- Bastakia Quarter, one of the oldest buildings which were constructed in 19th century by Persians showcase the cultural heritage. Tourists can walk through the narrow lanes while witnessing the picturesque monuments and several restored buildings. The place houses Majlis Gallery which showcases breathtaking art pieces by local and foreigner artists, Dubai Museum and Arabian Tea House. For all those interested in history and culture of Dubai must visit Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. The place offers the variety of lectures on Islam and UAE. Known as a shopper’s paradise Dubai never disappoints its visitors. Visit Old Souk, a traditional market in Bur Dubai which has a number of shops that offer footwear to clothes and souvenirs to beautiful handicrafts. It gives its visitors the variety of options to choose from and while you shop here don’t forget to showcase your art to bargain. Apart from Old Souk, Meena Bazaar is yet another place where you can shop like royals in their era did. Head on to this perfect family getaway spot known as Dolphin Bay. Stand at the shallow water or scuba dive with the intelligent and friendly creatures at the largest dolphin habitat in the world. The list does not end here, end your day on a stunning note by dining at the Dhow Cruise. This traditional style decorated Dhow is definitely an experience that one should cherish. Simply take a trip to Bur Dubai and soak into Bur Dubai’s colonial and traditional origins to feel its charm.
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