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Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum is located in the imposing Al-Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 to protect the then-sleepy desert village from landward approaches. Life-size figures set in an intriguing diorama reveal what life was like before the discovery of oil transformed Dubai.
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Desert Safari

A Dubai must-do is a four-wheel drive excursion out into the sand dunes. They might stop to let you discover some of the wildlife. More likely, the drivers will race each other dizzyingly up and down seemingly impossible slopes. The day’s excitement ends with a barbecue under the stars. Arabian Desert Tours:
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Majlis Gallery

An old windmill on Al-Faladi Street, in Bastakiya, displays traditional glassware, ceramics, furniture and fabrics as well as hosting 10 exhibitions of contemporary artists each year. Some 30 traditional houses have been restored in the neighbouring Shindagha quarter, while Bastakiya itself has atmospheric old alleyways to explore.
Grand Mosque

Grand Mosque

At 70 metres tall, this grandiose building has the city’s tallest minaret. The mosque was originally built in 1900, demolished and built again in 1960. Like all Dubai mosques except Jumeirah Mosque, non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the building.
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Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House

Dating from the late 19th century, this mansion in Al Shindagha is a fine example of traditional architecture, built from coral covered in plaster. It houses a collection of rare stamps and coins. Close by is the Heritage and Diving Village, telling the story of the once-thriving pearl diving industry.
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Dubai Creek

Inland, the Creek broadens into a wide marsh that is home to 27,000 birds—many of them colourful pink flamingos that are in year-round residence. Deira has a broad waterfront promenade, while the Bur Dubai side features a beautifully landscaped park.
Jumeira Mosque

Jumeira Mosque

Another fine edifice is the monumental Jumeira Mosque which is claimed to be the most photographed mosque in all of Dubai. There are organised tours available for non-Muslims. Make sure to respect dress codes when visiting.
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Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

At Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo you can enjoy more than 33,000 living animals, including 400 sharks and rays. There is also the walk through tunnel where you can get a closer look at these amazing animals. Do not miss the 10-million litre Dubai Aquarium tank, located on the ground level of The Dubai Mall.
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