Dubai combines two cities, Dubai and Deira. They are divided by the Creek and they are a paradise for sightseeing with their unique characters. You will be amazed at the diversity of architecture and cultures that this city emcompasses, ranging from traditional Arab houses to magnificent modern towers of steel and glass.
The Creek is lined by dhows and offers a picturesque glimpse of Dubai's trading heritage. It can crossed by 'abra' (water taxi) and tour operators offer day or night cruises.
Al Fahidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum, is another imposing building. It once guarded the city's landlord approaches. Built around 1799, it has served variously as palace, garrison and prison.
Dubai boasts one of the largest retail gold markets in the world, selling everything from ingots to intricately worked jewellery at bargain prices. The street-front stores hide alleys of smaller shops with glittering show windows.
Desert Safari & Bedouin Village
Dubai is one of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the Arabian Peninsula. While in Dubai a desert safari is a must. Begin your exciting day or an overnight safari on the sand dunes in a 4 wheel drive; hitch a ride on a camel, relish sumptuous Arabic cuisine and groove with belly dancers in the middle of the desert.
Local tour operators also offer the opportunity to visit Bedouin village, outside Dubai. This is perfect place to experience the traditional desert way of life, the camel-riding lessons are an added attraction. For a desert safari with a difference, you may choose to stay in one of the many desert resorts.