Bask in the Rich History of Dubai

There is no doubt about the glitz and glamour of Dubai as its towering skyscrapers and glimmering architecture are all the buzz today. However, while the beautiful modern buildings, expansive mall and gold souk are the lifeblood of the city, its heart beats strongly in old Dubai.

Old Dubai

If you want to see a part of the city that still boasts traditional homes and wind catcher towers, schedule a walking tour of the Bastakia Quarter. This area was first established in the 19th century and really began to bloom when the area was announced a tax free zone for foreign traders.

Today, you can walk the streets of old Dubai and get a real sense of what it must have been like when camels were the main mode of transportation. Many of the buildings in the area have been completely restored using original materials.

What to See

Away from traffic congested areas, you will find a conservation district lined with well preserved limestone and coral buildings. Though many of these are private residences, there are some that are still open to the public such as:

  • Dubai Museum
  • Arabian Tea House
  • Ostra- contemporary art
  • Majlis Gallery- Local and international artists on display

One amazing architectural display you should experience is the wind catcher. These towers are a natural forerunner to modern air conditioning and they actually function quite well. The Majlis Gallery is housed inside one such wind tower.

Before you leave for the main city of Dubai, do not skip a trip to the Heritage Village. Established in 1997 it is an attraction much like a folk center you would find in the United States, but instead of candle dipping or fur tanning, you will see and learn about the Bedouin way of life. Different styles of traditional life are on display from coastal to mountain regions. You can experience:

  • Jewelry making
  • blacksmiths
  • Pottery making
  • Tools and equipment used by various tribes
  • Shops where you can buy pottery, jewelry, traditional foods and much more
  • Traditional Medicine- between October and March visitors can experience the various types of traditional medicine that has been practiced for generations.

Conclusion

Flying into Dubai is an experience all its own, where you are greeted with a bustling metropolis filled with fashion, magnificent buildings, exquisite cuisine and much more. However, if you want to see where and how it all started take the time to head over to Old Dubai, it is definitely worth the time.

Who’s Coming to Dubai: Justin Bieber and More!

As all of you are aware of the fact that Dubai is an eye-candy of Tourists, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise to you that you can expect to see various Hollywood stars roaming around the streets here. Even if you switch on the news channel then you will notice that they love to report about Middle East now!

Name the thing and have it!

Name the thing which Dubai doesn’t have for you, well there is no such thing! You want to go to watch movies, take your steps towards the awe-inspiring 6d Cinemas. Your heart aches to go on beach; you can rush to a lot of beaches there. You want to buy branded clothes, you will find dozens of options in Dubai, and almost every famous brand is there in Dubai.

One good thing about Dubai is that it welcomes everyone with an open heart, no racism nothing at all.

Celebrity spotted!

Guess what! You will see your famous celebrities in Dubai, be it Justin Beiber or David Beckham, you can expect to see every renowned celebrity in Dubai. If, you see David Beckham walking out of one of the famous hotels in Dubai then don’t ask somebody to pinch you to make you realize that yes you are fully conscious and you are seeing “The Mr. Beckham”!

During summers, several Victoria secret models make their way to Dubai to have fun and live up the most exciting vacation.

If you are so much into business then here you will get a chance to see some of the biggest names from the corporate world.

From the renowned celebrities, famous athletes, to the giants of multibillion empires, expect to see everyone in Dubai.

 

Treat for sports lovers!

If you are sports lover then you must have heard that the famous players Rodger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and many others have played in the tennis court of Burj Al Arab and people belonging to different countries made it to the stadium, just to see their favorite players in action.

Now celebrity spotting is one of the new trends in Dubai and hotel owners are talking advantage of it.

A positive image

For sure it is justified to say that by opening the doors for people, Dubai has given a totally different and perfect picture of Middle East. Dubai has bridged the gap between different cultures and surely it has created a big impact on the relationships between different cultures.