Grand Hyatt, Dubai - Destination Info
If you are a golfer, Dubai has some fine courses. Try Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, voted one of the World’s Top 100. Another possibility is the Emirates Golf Club, whose two championship courses also feature in that list.
The Dubai Museum, housed within the beautifully-restored Al Fahidi Fort, is a fascinating insight into the city’s rich life, history and cultural heritage.
Take a restful cruise down the Dubai Creek in a traditionally decorated wooden craft. Live music and live entertainment can up the tempo after-dark.
You can explore Dubai’s heritage in a traditional village near the mouth of the Creek where potters and weavers display their crafts.
In the Old Bastakiya District of Dubai, you’ll get a tantalising glimpse of the Old Dubai. The narrow lanes and tall wind towers are very distinctive. The wind towers cooled the houses down in the desert heat, a forerunner of modern air-conditioning.
There are fascinating photographs of Dubai’s past and the famous Maktoum Dubai ruling family at Sheikh Saeed’s house. Dating back to the 1800s, the house was where the country’s ruler watched trading ships come and go.
On a lighter note, the Wild Wadi Park has twenty rides. Lots of water, tons of fun for everyone.