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GRAND MOSQUE

AL FAHIDI FORT

AUTODROME - DUBAI

BURJ AL ARAB

BURJ NAHAR DEIRA

DHOW SHIP BUILDING YARD

DRAGON MART

DUBAILAND

GOLD SOUK

GRAND MOSQUE

HERITAGE & DIVING VILLAGE

INTERNET CITY - DUBAI

JEBAL ALI

KNOWLEDGE VILLAGE - Dubai

MARINA 1 TOWERS

NAD AL SHEBA RACECOURSE

PALM ISLANDS

SHEIK SAEED AL-MATOUM HOUSE

SPICE SOUKS

SPORTS CITY - DUBAI

WATERFRONT - DUBAI

WORLD ISLANDS

WILD WADI WATERPARK

ZOO

MALLS

THE Dubai MALL

THE MALL OF THE EMIRATES

MUSEUMS

Dubai MUSEUM

BAIT AL WAKEEL

MOSQUES

THE JUMEIRAH MOSQUE

PARKS, BEACHES AND GARDENS

The Grand Mosque

 

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Grand Mosque, Dubai

Al Mussalla Rd
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

The Grand Mosque located in the city's Bur Dubai section, is a recreation of the original Grand Mosque, constructed in 1900. With traditional Persian domes, a stunning blue mosaic, sand coloured facades, handmade stained glass, and wooden shutters, the Grand Mosque is also home to Dubai's tallest minaret. Non-Muslims are not permitted inside the mosque.

 

MARINA 1 TOWERS

Overlooking spectacular views of the waterfront, Marina Diamond One showcases the high standards that will be a feature of each building in the Marina Diamond family. Marina Diamond One is the first in a series of six exceptional towers to be built in the prime locations of the Dubai Marina. The exterior of the towers boast a façade of aluminium and glass cladding, which helps to set the tone for the interior.

Marina Diamond, Dubai - Places to See in Dubai

Dubai Marina is strategically located near Interchange 5 on Sheikh Zayed Road close to Dubai's well-known landmarks like the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Internet City, The American University of Dubai and the Emirates Golf Club. Dubai Marina is a district in the heart of what has recently become known as 'the new Dubai'.

THE BURJ AL ARAB

The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, "Tower of the Arabs") is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates managed by the Jumeirah Group and built by Said Khalil. At 321 metres (1,053 ft), it is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel. However, the Rose Tower, also in Dubai, which has already topped Burj Al Arab's height, will take away this title upon its opening in April 2008. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat.

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Burj Al Arab

The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge.

 

 

AL FAHIDI FORT

Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1800, is the oldest existing fort in Dubai.

The fort was originally built for sea defense, but it has since been used for various purposes such as a jail, an ammunition store, emir residence and the seat of government.

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Al Fahida Fort
 

JEBAL ALI

Jebel Ali, also sometime written "Mina Jabal Ali") is a port town, located thirty-five kilometres southwest of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The port was used, initially, for the construction workers of the port. The village is still a thriving expat community with over 300 residents. With 67 berths and a size of 134.68 square kilometer (52 square miles) Jebel Ali is the world's largest man-made harbour and the biggest port in the Middle East.

The port of Jebel Ali has become the port most frequently visited by ships of the United States Navy outside the United States. Virtually all sailors who have completed shipboard tours have visited the port at least once. Due to the depth of the harbor and size of the port facilities, a Nimitz Class aircraft carrier and several ships of the accompanying battle group can be accommodated pierside.

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Jebal Ali

Located thirty-five kilometres southwest of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates

Dubai INTERNET CITY

Dubai Internet City (DIC) is an information technology park created by the Government of Dubai as a free economic zone and a strategic base for companies targeting emerging markets. Here companies can operate without restrictions, such as a 100% foreign ownership, similar to those prevailing in other provincial economic zones in the United Arab Emirates.

This freedom has led many global information technology firms to move their regional base and resources to premises in the DIC. DIC is located right next to other industry clusters such as Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village. It is located and is located between Dubai Marina and Jumeirah, two of the most exclusive (and expensive) areas of Dubai, which is rapidly becoming the new downtown of Dubai

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Dubai Internet City

Dubai Internet City is about 25 kilometers south of the center of Dubai city on the Shaikh Zayed Road towards Abu Dhabi city, and is located between Dubai Marina and Jumeirah. It is less than 1 km from the sea coast and is near several five star hotels.

Dubai Knowledge Village

Dubai Knowledge Village offers facilities for training and learning support activities.

As a Free Zone, it offers 100% foreign ownership, 100% exemption from taxes, 100% repatriation of assets and profits and effortless visa issuance procedures.

Its 400 plus clients include training centres, professional centres and HR companies. In 2007, the parent company of Dubai Knowledge Village, TECOM Investments launched a separate facility - the Dubai International Academic City as an exclusive cluster for institutions of higher education.

Dubai Knowledge Village is located in the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone, which also includes Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City.

HERITAGE VILLAGE AND DIVING VILLAGE

Heritage Village offers an enjoyable, interactive look at Dubai's past. Both are found on the Creek. The diving village features displays on pearl diving, as well as scale models of dhows and pearling boats. The heritage village recreates a Bedouin settlement, complete with homes made from barasti (dried palm leaves tied together) and mud. You can also enjoy pottery and weaving workshops as well as visiting a traditional coffee house. A small souk sells a mixture of traditional Bedouin handcrafts and imported items.

Both are found on the Creek.

Admission is free.

THE PALM ISLANDS

Dubai Islandsare the biggest artificial islands in the world, constructed of sand dredged from the bottom of the Persian Gulf. They are constructed by Nakheel Properties in the United Arab Emirates. The three islands of Dubai include The Palm Jumeirah , The Palm Jebel Ali and the Palm Deira. Dubai man made islands are presently the greatest tourist attractions in Dubai
Each settlement will be constructed in the shape of a palm tree, topped with a crescent. They will have a wide variety of residential and leisure interest centers. The man-made Palm islands are basically artificial peninsulas built of sand.
The Palm Islands has also been named 8th'The Eighth Wonder of the World'.

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - The Palm Islands

The Palm Islands of Dubai are situated off the coast of the the Persian Gulf's United Arab Emirates and will add 520 km of beaches.

THE WORLD

The World is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed in the shape of a world map. The World is built primarily using sand dredged from the sea. It was developed by Nakheel Properties and was originally conceived by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. The distance between each island will be an average of 100 metres

The overall development cost of The World was estimated as 14 billion USD. As for the individual islands, prices range between 15 and 50 million USD.

Located 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

DubaiLAND

Dubailand -Much of the explosive growth of Dubai has been focused on a "city" called Dubailand - a Disney World on steroids in the desert !Dubailand is a $20 billion development spanning 107 miles, destined to become a world-class vacation destination.

It is a master-planned, full-featured city for tourism, entertainment and leisure. Spanning 107 square miles, the massive development will cost $20 billion. It will include 45 mega projects and 200 sub projects.

It will be more than twice the size of all of the Disneyland/Disney World resorts put together, currently the largest collection of theme parks and attractions in the world.

U.S.-based Universal Studios has announced it would develop its own $2.2 billion theme park within Dubailand. By 2008, the first of four phases comprising the developmentof Dubailand will be complete. The final phases will extend to 2020.

The various projects being built in Dubailand have been categorized into six immense themed zones, each of which focuses on a different aspect of the Dubailand experience. The zones, referred to as "worlds", include:

  • Attractions and Entertainment World
  • Leisure and Vacation World
  • Retail and Entertainment World
  • Downtown
  • Eco-tourism World
  • Sports and Outdoor World

Dubai WATERFRONT

The Dubai Waterfront is expected to become the largest waterfront and largest man-made development in the world.The project is a conglomeration of canals and artificial islands.

It will occupy the last remaining Persian Gulf coastline of Dubai, the most populous emirate of the United Arab Emirates. It will consist of a series of zones with mixed use including commercial, residential, resort, and amenity areas.

The vision of the project is "to create a world-class destination for residents, visitors and businesses in the world's fastest growing city".

 

It will occupy the last remaining Persian Gulf coastline of Dubai, the most populous emirate of the United Arab Emirates.

MALLS

THE Dubai MALL

The Dubai Mall is an enormous mall being built in Dubai, UAE, by Emaar properties, as part of the 'New Dubai' project.

Developers claim it will be the largest mall in the world when completed.

 

THE MALL OF THE EMIRATES

The Mall of the Emirates is currently owned by Majid Al Futtaim (MAF Holding). It is currently the largest shopping mall in the Middle East. Mall of the Emirates contains approximately 2,400,000 square feet (223,000 m²) of shops and the entire mall forms a total of approximately 6.5 million square feet.

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - MAll of the Emirates

 

Dubai SPORTS CITY

The Dubai Sports City is an entire sports city currently being constructed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The city will consist of apartment buildings as well as several sports facilities. The first structures are due to open in late 2007. Many people believed it was going to be used in Dubai's possible bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, but Dubai never submitted a bid. The main sports structure will be the 60,000 seat, multi-purpose outdoor stadium. This stadium will be used for athletics, football, and rugby union.
Other venues include a 25,000 seat cricket ground, a 10,000 seat indoor arena, a 5,000 seat field hockey stadium, and an 18-hole golf course designed by Ernie Els.

Model of Dubai Sports City


 

MUSEUMS

Dubai MUSEUM

Housed in Dubai's oldest standing building , Al Fahidi Fort. Displays include a souk peopled by waxworks, a collection of skeletons and some examples of desert wildlife. It shows the history and life of the United Arab Emirates back to the very beginning, and there's nothing boring about it!

The wide ranges of exhibits include old weapons and pearl-diving outfits, scenes from every-day trading, schooling, farming, dhow building, fishing, pearl diving and social life, to an impressive array of military artifacts.

At the entrance, you can browse through a collection of old maps of the Gulf and the Emirates, together with aerial photographs showing Dubai's considerable urban expansion between 1960 and 1980.

SHIP AT Dubai MUSEUM


Located in the Al-Fahidi Fort, built 1787 and believed to be the oldest building in ubai. By the Textile Souk, down by the Creek
Opening Hours:
7 days a week
Sat-Thur: 08:30 - 20:30
Friday: 14:30 - 20:30pm Closed on Public Holidays
Tel : 00971-4-353 1862
Very small charge for admission.

BAIT AL WAKEEL

Bait Al Wakeel is a "must visit" attraction in Dubai. Built in 1934 by the late Sheikh Rashid, Bait Al Wakeel is a fine example of early 20th century architecture. First of its kind in Dubai, it was first office building in the emirate dedicated exclusively to administration. Bait Al Wakeel was completely renovated and restored in 1995, and now houses a museum devoted to Dubai's fishing and maritime traditions. The museum provides its visitors an insight into the fishing and sailing traditions of the emirate.

 

Located at the edge of the Dubai Creek, near the abra landing on Deira side

GOLD SOUK

"City of Gold" - the famous Gold Souk
Souk is the Arabic word for market. Even today, "Dhows" (wooden cargo ships) from the Far East, China & India discharge their goods at the docks adjacent to the Souks.
A trip to the Gold Souk shows why Dubai has earned itself the title " City Of Gold". It's worth a visit just to browse and soak in the atmosphere.
The variety of gold on offer is impressive - earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets & pendants.
Gold prices here are among the lowest in the world. TIP: Don't forget to bargain; don't accept the first price and be sure to compare prices in the numerous shops. Side streets shops offer Arabic souvenirs, jewel-studded belly-dancing belts, traditional Local & Indian clothes & fabrics.

Sat to Wed
10:00am - 01:00pm & 05:00pm - 10:00pm Fridays: 05:00pm - 10:00pm
Address: Deira (near Baniyas Square) Sikkat al-Khali Street
Take an "Abra" (water taxi) at the Creek in Bur Dubai . Costs AED 0.50

SPICE SOUK

 
 

Sheikh Saeed al-Maktoum House

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House was built in 1896 and it is now a museum after restoration.

If you are curious about Dubai in its earlier development (around 1950), you can find photographs from Dubai from the past decade. You will be amazed to see how fast Dubai has developed!

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

Situated in Sindagha, Bur Dubai - the Creek
entrance : 2 Dirham pp Sat-Thu 8.30am-9pm
Fri 3pm-10pm
Tel: +971-4-393 7139.

THE JUMEIRAH MOSQUE

The gorgeous Jumeirah Mosque is an impressive example of modern Islamic architecture situated in the most expensive part of town - Jumeirah.

The mosque and its 2 minarets (towers) are unmistakable and is most probably the most photagraphed building in Dubai.


Conservative dress is a must,for both men and women: no shorts, sleeveless shirts etc.  For the ladies, a headscarf is required.

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Jumeirah Mosque

Address: Jumeirah, near Diyafah Street
Phone: 00971-4-353 6666
Directions: Jumeirah Mosque is located in the heart of Dubai, right at the beginning of Jumeirah Beach Road
Visits : Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
No prior booking required. Tours at 10am sharpDon’t be late, as after 10am you will not be allowed in!

WILD WADI Waterpark

A "Wadi" is a dry river-bed that fills rapidly once rain falls over the surrounding mountains. Wild Wadi prizes itself on being the largest water theme park in the Middle East

WILD WADI WATERPARK

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Wild Wadi Waterpark

Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
Phone: 00971-4-348 4444
Directions: Attached to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel (by the Burj Al Arab)
September & October / March, April, May: 11:00am - 07:00pm
November, December, January & February: 11:00am - 06:00pm
June & July & August:
11:00am - 09:00pm
Rates: (as of April 2006)
General Admission (13+ years): AED 150
Child (under 1.1 metres in height): AED 125 Includes unlimited use of all the rides, the use of rubber rings, lifejackets & body boards.

Dubai AUTODROME

Dubai Autodrome is the first fully integrated automotive and motor sports facility in the Middle East region, incorporating a world class FIA sanctioned 5.39 km motor racing track, international standard pit lane complex with a "state-of-the-art" grandstand accommodating over 7,000 spectators as well as providing modern hospitality suites for corporate customers.

An international and local racing calendar will be established on the Autodrome to include Single Seater Racing, Touring Cars, Motor Bikes, Sports Cars and Karting.

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Dubai Autodrome

Located 25 minutes from central Dubai with direct access via a network of modern highways

DRAGON MART

Dragon Mart, the largest trading hub for products from China being developed outside the Chinese mainland, isa 1.2 km long dragon shaped structure. This is a permanent exhibition space comprising showrooms and business facilities including: post offices, meeting and negotiation rooms, full commercial and general services and will assemble the most exhaustive collection of Chinese products under one roof.

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Dragon Mart

At the International City development of Nakheel, in the Al Warsan area in Dubai.

NAD AL SHEBA RACECOURSE

Nad Al Sheba Racecourse is a Thoroughbred horse racing facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, opened in 1986. It has a 2,200 meter left handed dirt race track and a left handed turf course of the same distance. It operates from November through March and features the Dubai International Racing Carnival and its Dubai World Cup Night.

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Nad Al Sheba Racecourse

Operates from November through March

PARKS, BEACHES AND GARDENS

There are several attractive parks in Dubai, which has come a long way from a simple desert country to a cosmopolitan “greener” country filled with green patches. worth a visit

Al Hamriya Park

 

Phone. : +971 4 2692954

Al Mamzar Beach

A relatively large park, Al Mamzar park offers a mix of barbecue sites and private chalets for rent, a swimming pool and snack bars. A shuttle train is also part of the attraction along with a sheltered beach area and safe lagoon with many children's play areas. Piped oriental music is played all day giving a nice finicky atmosphere which can be enjoyed on the green patchy picnic areas. Wednesdays are limited to women and children only.

 

About 5 km after the turn off point to the Hamriya Port.
Entrance : 5 DHS pp or 30 DHS per car
Swimming pool entrance Fee :
10 for adults, 5 dh for children.
Hours - 8 am to 10 pm
Phone. : +971 4 2966201

Al Rashidiya Park

 

Phone. : +971 4 2851208

Al Taawur 1 Park

 

Phone. : +971 4 2612067

Al Taawur 3 Park

 

Phone. : +971 4 2543077

Al Wasl Park

Al Wasl park is a small family park with a childrens play area and many conveniently shaded areas. Entry is for free and the opening hours are between 8 am and 9:30 pm on the weekends. From Saturday to Wednesday the park is restricted to women and children.

Located off Al Wasl road right behind the Iranian Hospital
Phone. : +971 4 3440680

Creekside Park

A very large family oriented park with many children's play areas, train, walking and jogging paths, barbecue sites, amphitheatre (which seats around 1,200 people), an information booth, an 18 hole mini golf course, 3 jetties for fishing and a few exit points for abras. Wednesdays the park is restricted to woman and children only.

Entry : 5 DHS pp
Hours - 8 am and 10 pm daily.

Dubai Creek

 

Phone. : +971 4 3367633

Hor Al Anz Park

 

Phone. : +971 4 2651907

Jumeira Beach

 

Phone. : +971 4 3492555

Mushrif Park

Mushrif Park offers a variety of leisure facilities to its visitors. Spread over an area of 124 hectares, the Park houses swimming pools, fountain and lakes, children's playing grounds with facilities of train, camel and pony rides. The special feature in the Park is its International Garden Area, which exhibits miniature houses from various countries.

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Mushrif Park

Located on Al Awir Road at a distance of 12 Km from Dubai International Airport
Phone. : +971 4 2883624

Qanat El Qasba

 

Phone. : +971 6 5560777
P.O.Box. : 62932

Safa Park

Safa Park Dubai is one of the most popular parks in Dubai. Spread across an area of 64 hectares, Safa Park Dubai is usually packed with visitors, especially on the weekends. Safa Park Dubai also has toy trains to take kids around the park. There are car horses, giant rotating wheels and different types of electrical games as well.Safa Park Dubai has an amazing maze, which attracts a huge number of visitors.

Dubai  Places to see and Tourist Attractions - Safa Park

One-km stretch from Al-Wasl Road to Sheikh Zayed Road

Phone. : +971 4 3492111
Visiting time is between 8 am and 11 pm daily and admission charge is three Dirhams per person.

Satwa Park

 

Phone. : +971 4 3290989
P.O.Box. : 67

Umm Sugeim Park

 

Phone. : +971 4 3484554
P.O.Box. :

Zabeel Park

 

Phone. : +971 4 3986888
P.O.Box. :

Dubai ZOO

Dubai Zoo
Several indigenous Arabian species are available in Dubai Zoo. It houses approximately 230 animal species. Easily accessible location also makes Dubai Zoo immensely popular among tourists. Endangered species, such as Barbary sheep, Bengal, Siberian Tigers, Arabian wolves, Socotra Cormorants and gorillas are also available at Dubai Zoo.

Opening hours :
Summer : 10 am -6pm
Winter : 10 am to 5:30 pm

Phone. : +971 4 3496444

 

Burj Nahar Deira

Burj Nahar dates back to the late 19th century, when it was constructed along with three other towers to serve as part of Dubai's eastern network of defenses. Guards would scale the tower and keep watch for invaders from the city's warlike neighbors. Today, the tower has been painstakingly restored to resemble its original state and keeps close watch over the exquisite Gardens of Deira.

DHOW SHIP BUILDING YARD

Dhow Ship Building Yard

 

Jaddaf District, Dubai

Located close to the Al-Gharhoud Bridge and along the Dubai creek, this is a unique place to see how traditional dhows are made. There is an extensive marina where you can see the boat makers use basic tools and Sheesham wood to create some really beautiful boats that ply on the creek. This is also a good way to discover an aspect of Dubai's culture.

 

 

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