Dubai

Each region of this emirate has its own characteristics. Walk along the streets of the old city or immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of “new Dubai” - here you will like everything.

Jumeirah Mosque

The Jumeirah Mosque, depicted on a bill of 500 dirhams, is one of the most famous, large and beautiful in Dubai and the only one in the city, open to tourists who are not professing Islam. It is located at the entrance of Dubai Bar to Jumeirah 1, near the Dubai Diving Center. Hourly excursions are organized on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Children are allowed to enter from 5 years old. Ladies should wear long skirts or trousers, the top should always be with long sleeves, a scarf or scarf should be thrown over the head. The mosque will tell you about the architectural traditions and features of such buildings, the main canons of Islam and the history of Arab caliphates.
Entrance - 10 drx
For information: 04 353 6666

Majlis "Gorfat Um-Al Sheif" (Majlis Ghorfat Um-Al Sheif)

"Gorfat Um al-Shayf". Built in 1955 as the summer residence of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Mejlis is located on Jumeirah by the sea, surrounded by a palm garden with a traditional tree irrigation system.
Phone: 04 8521374

Union House

This office building on Jumeriah Beach Road is the office of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the former ruler of Dubai. It was built in honor of the signing of the Union Treaty on the Association of the Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm Al-Quwain and Ajman. Ras Al Khaimah joined later.
Tel: 04 3453636

Archaeological sites of Jumeirah (Jumeirah Archaeological sites)

In Jumeirah, you can see archaeological sites and artifacts that date back to the periods of the 7th-15th centuries AD (behind the Emirates Hospital). To visit the excavation sites, you must obtain permission from the Dubai Museum. In total, there are 4 archaeological sites in the territory of Dubai, in which there are artifacts older than 2000 years. Three more are located in Al Qusais, Al Sufuh and Hatta.
Opening hours: 08:30 - 14:00
Tel: 04 3496874

Deira

One of Deira's oldest neighborhoods is called Al Dagayah. Here are the old Gold Market (Gold Souk), bus station, seafood market (Fish Market) and two tunnels of Shindag - a car and a pedestrian.

Rigga Street is a two-kilometer boulevard that starts near the Al Ghurair shopping center, runs parallel to the bay and ends with a mosque not far from the famous Clock Tower. There are many fashionable boutiques, cafes and eateries, the tables of which are exposed directly to the sidewalk in cool weather. Here, you can get acquainted with any cuisine - Arabic (Al Safadi), Filipino (Golden Fork), Russian ("Fantasy"), Lebanese, American and many others.

In addition, there are several stores in Rigga selling Persian sweets, Arabian clothes and perfumes. These establishments close quite late, around midnight.

Deira ends with a park on the Mamzar Peninsula. Overlooking the skyscrapers of the Emirate of Sharjah, it offers visitors swings, slides, a train ride, bike rental, sea bays, clean beaches, many barbecue areas, a heated pool and chalets.

School and Historical House Al Ahmadiya School & Heritage House

School and historical house of Al Ahmadiyah - Founded in 1912, Al Ahmadiya was the first city school in Dubai. It is located in the Al Ras quarter.

The two-story building was reconstructed in 1995, an educational museum appeared in its place. The oldest part of the building dates from 1890, many extensions were erected later. On the territory - a large courtyard, a house with 10 rooms and wind towers-barges.
Tel: 04 2260286

The Naif Museum


Fort Naifstrategically located in the commercial district of Dubai, was the first headquarters of the Dubai police. It was also used as a prison. The clay construction of the special breed “al madar” symbolizes an impregnable stronghold, a stronghold of state security and the rule of law. Construction began in 1939 by order of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who was then the ruler of the emirate. The territory housed officers' offices and living quarters, as well as a stable for patrol horses. There is still a historical cannon in the courtyard. There was also a prototype of the current police academy.
Opening hours: 08:00 - 19:30

Tel: 04 2260286

Nahar Tower (Burj Nahar)

Nahar Tower - One of the many watch towers that once guarded the city, it was built in 1870 and renovated in 1992.

Located on Al Rashid Street in a picturesque garden. The place is very popular among photographers.
the entrance is free

Opening hours: around the clock.

Bar Dubai

BAR DUBAI. From the Corniche Promenade, a beautiful panorama of the historic center of Dubai, consisting of a number of traditional buildings with decorative fa-gardens, wooden windows and stucco plaster panels, opens up. You can get here from Deira using arba boats, water taxis, as well as buses crossing the bay via three bridges and the Shindaga tunnel. To the left of the Al Maktoum Bridge is Creek Park, which is characterized by a wide variety of flora: 280 plant species, including giant cacti, grow on 96 hectares.

Al Fahidi (Bastakia)

This ancient quarter of BaDubai r is located between the city museum, the promenade of Dubai Bay and Musalla Street. Most of the local buildings were built in the late XIX - early XX century. Now the whole quarter is declared a historical monument. In order to imagine what the city looked like in the past, it is worth wandering along its narrow streets. In this prestigious quarter, representatives of noble families of the emirate, close to the ruler, built houses. Now Al Fahidi is actively restoring, and soon it will turn into a kind of tourist Mecca, where cafes, restaurants and galleries will be located.

Grand Mosque

The tallest minaret in Dubai (70 m) can be seen if you sail to the Old Bar-Dubai Market by abra boat. The mosque is decorated with nine large and forty-five small domes.

1200 people can pray in it at the same time. This mosque with its largest glass stained glass windows in the Gulf.

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

Located in Bar Dubai, on the Shindaga Embankment. This is a typical adobe building typical of local architecture. It was built in 1896 by the ancestors of the current ruler of Dubai. The house has 30 rooms: according to the Arab tradition, several generations of the Maktum clan lived here under one roof. A permanent exhibition of photographs from the mid-twentieth century tells the story of the transformation of Dubai into a modern city. Connoisseurs of black-and-white photographs will enjoy it when viewing portraits of Bedouins and group photos of clans.

Opening hours: 08:00 - 20:30

Dubai Museum

It is easy to find in Dubai Bar, between Al Fahidi and the Grand Mosque. Fort Al Fahidi, built in 1778 to defend against attacks from the sea, has two museums, one historical and one military. Before reconstruction in 1971, the fort was based on barracks, a palace and a prison. The museum’s exposition presents in the ground and underground halls the life of the Arab caliphate during the time of the Bedouin tribes and the slave system, household items, rare finds made of metal and clay, which are 4000 years old.

Opening hours: 8:30 - 19:30

Tel .: (04) 3531862

Diving Village

The village of fishermen and pearl hunters is located in Bar Dubai, in the Shindaga quarter, near the entrance to the tunnel. The current exhibition tells about the life of the first settlers of nomadic tribes, the history of the emergence of trade relations by sea, fishing and pearl mining. There is a scuba diving club in the Village.

Opening hours: 8:00 - 22:00

Tel .: (04) 3937151

Al-Wakeel Home Restaurant (Bait Al Wakeel Heritage Restaurant)


Built in 1934 on the embankment of Dubai Bay by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, it is the first office building in Dubai. The reconstruction was completed in 1995, historical elements of the decor were preserved.

Opening hours: daily, from 12:00 to 00:00

Tel .: (04) 3530530


Sheikh Obaid bin Thani House


The house of Sheikh Obeid bin Thani. Located in the Shindag area, next to the house of Sheikh Saeed, it was built in 1916. The total area of ​​the two-story building is 1250 square meters. meters. It is made of stone and clay in a traditional Arabic style. Used as a museum.

Opening hours: Saturday-Thursday - daily from 08: 30-20: 30, on Fridays from 14:30 to 20:30.

Tel .: (04) 3933240


Traditional markets


The gold market, the spice market and the textile market will be able to familiarize you with the traditions of the "city of merchants", as Dubai was called before.

Dubai Creek Walk with Dinner

A great option to explore Dubai from the water - day and evening cruises on traditional wooden schooners "Dow", which can be ordered from local tour operators. This is a great opportunity to see all the sights of the old city. During the walk, drinks and dinner are offered on board, as well as a small entertainment program. A dinner cruise with dinner is also offered by the modern Bateaux Dubai. From its glazed restaurant deck, where dinner is served with French elegance, you can watch a city passing by at night, illuminated by thousands of colorful lights. Cruises are organized daily; orders for private and corporate parties are accepted.
Tel: 04 337 1919

Museum of Gold and Diamonds

(in the center of Dubai Gold & Diamond Park) Here you can get acquainted with the history of traditional Arabian jewelry and go on tours of the jewelry factory (with a guide).


New Gold Souk

New gold market. It is located on Al Mina Street (leading from Bar Dubai to Jumeirah) opposite the customs of the port named after Sheikh Rashid. The assortment of goods is characterized by a complete mixture of styles, trends and cultures. So, in the Fenoomen store alone you can find jewelry from leading European companies in Austria, Belgium, Holland and Spain, including Swarovsky products.

Many stores are richly presented with jewelry in yellow, red and white gold, pearls, black and yellow diamonds.

Ethnographic Village (Heritage Village)

Ethnographic village. It is located on the Shindag embankment, near the house of Sheikh Saeed and the Divers Village. The village is a walled space, where samples of traditional houses are exposed in the open air. In particular, there is a Bedouin summer house made of trunks and branches of a date palm.

In the village you can buy souvenirs, try traditional flat cakes, visit artisan shops, put henna patterns on your arms and legs, look at the performance of a traditional dance and take pictures in Arabic clothes. There is also a small museum where archaeological finds are exhibited; outside the walls of the village there is a playground where you can ride a camel. Praia in 1971 was transferred by the owner to the municipality. Now the zoo occupies an area of ​​about 2 hectares in the very center of the city in the elite area of ​​Jumeirah. Despite its modest size, the zoo provides shelter for approximately 1,500 animals and birds, including such as Syrian bears, chimpanzees, African lions and giraffes, Bengal tigers, gazelles, flamingos and snakes. Entrance to the zoo - 2 dirhams, Tuesday in summer - day off.

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