In the historic zone of Bur Dubai, you can still see traditional houses, historic windcatcher towers and even parts of the ancient city walls.
Principle places of interest in Bur Dubai
- Bur Dubai Zoco: Haggling, a huge variety of colors, and an ambiance that evokes the past are some of the ingredients which make this a very special marketplace.
- Al Bastakiya: Al Bastakiya is one of the oldest parts of the city and still today conserves some of its traditional housing. This zone transports its visitors back to a bygone era, offering an alternative perspective of the city.
- Dubai Museum: Located in the oldest building in Dubai, built-in 1787, is the ideal place to learn all about the history, culture, and ancient traditions of the city.
- Saeed Al Maktoum House: Attractive example of the 19th Century, the house has an excellent collection of photographs that show the city before the discovery of oil.
- Creek Side Park: Besides being one of the largest parks in the city, this is also home to many recreational facilities, such as a swimming pool, cable car, and restaurants.
The cultural center (Sheik Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding) offers you the chance to discover the different traditions and cultures of the Emirates.
A reminder of Dubai's past
Bur Dubai still conserves the charms of days gone by and offers you the chance to see a different side of Dubai, far from the large skyscrapers and where the beauty lies in the small details.