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Bur Dubai

Located on the western side of the Dubai Creek, Bur Dubai is distinguished by its history that completes the Heritage part of Dubai Vacations. The town might not be as sophisticated as the newer townships, but its streets reflect a sense of community spirit that is rarely found elsewhere. Visit Bur city and discover the history of Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Fort, and Shindagha historic districts. Wander the lanes around the souq and get close to the locals, eateries and stock up souvenirs in traditional shops. 


Bur Dubai literally means Mainland Dubai, referring to the traditional separation of the Bur Dubai area from Deira by the Dubai Creek. Know more about the most famous attractions in Bur Dubai!



Things to do in Bur Dubai 


The luxurious region of Bur Dubai offers lots of attractions for you to visit and get introduced to the country’s cosmopolitan vibes as well as the colonial traditional origins. 


Here is a list of things you can do while being in Bur Dubai:


1. Bastakia Quarter

Visit one of the oldest buildings in Dubai, constructed during the 19th century by the Persians. The monuments have been declared a conversation site, tourists can wander the alleys and admire several restored buildings, enjoying wind towers,  an ingenious creation that functioned as a ventilation system. 


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2. Dubai Museum

Built in 1799 as a tactic of defense against invasion, the Dubai Museum endeavors to immerse tourists into the culture and heritage of the city. The exhibition offers visitors to witness the drastic change of a desert to a thriving metropolis. The fort has a few examples of the traditional reed houses and other artifacts. Besides, the more interesting parts are the modern galleries that showcase the history of Dubai.


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3. Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood: 

Al Fahidi is one of the last remaining traces of Old Dubai. It is home to many reconstructed buildings that reflect the traditional style. Have the chance to enjoy an evocative atmosphere and explore the art galleries and cafes in the area.



4. Sheikh Mohammed Centre

 Those who want to learn and understand the culture and traditions of UAE should head to Sheikh Mohammed Centre. Enjoy the discussion of UAE culture, customs and religion with the serving of cultural meals from 70 to 95 AED. 


5. Creek Park

The park is one of the best parks in Dubai and it has all the facilities of a modern park. It is a great place to hang out in the evening and enjoy the calm atmosphere with the company of people from different nationalities.



6. Dubai Dolphinarium

 Being the only indoor dolphinarium in the Middle East, Dubai dolphinarium presents several live showtimes from 11 AM to 7 PM. Swimming with dolphins is possible. The prices are 120–140 dirham/adult, 50–100 dirham/child. 


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7. Heritage Village

The Heritage Village is home to the Heritage and Diving Villages’ open museums, in addition to the late Sheikhs Saeed Al-Maktoum and Juma Al-Maktoum’s houses.



8. Iranian Mosque

 Iranian Mosque is featured to be a very colorful and attractive mosque unlike the traditional design of other mosques.



9. Saeed Al Maktoum House

Built in 1894, Saeed Al Maktoum House is another historic building in Dubai. After being the residence of the Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum, the former ruler of Dubai, the house is now converted into a museum that contains artefacts and images of the old town of Dubai.