Towers Rotana Hotel, Dubai - Destination Info
The Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort located in Bur Dubai, behind Al Fahdi Street contains a fascinating picture of local history. Exhibits of weapons, traditional costumes, musical instruments, ‘Arich huts and wooden boats are just some of the things you can admire.
South of Dubai city, the Jumeirah Archaeological site is an important window into the ancient life of the area, dating back to the early Islamic period. You can see a selection of the precious finds in the Dubai Museum.
Shopping is simply huge here. You’ll find the world’s biggest mall, as well as the much more traditional souks full of dazzling jewellery, gold, spices and Arabian arts and crafts.
Dubai Mall is a must, whilst the Emirates Mall is famous for its indoor ski slope. The Dubailand Complex is worth a visit too.
Watch out for the ‘champagne brunches’ at selected city restaurants on Fridays.
The Bastakia District provides an idea of what a quiet fishing village Dubai used to be.
See the vast palm-tree shaped man-made archipelago, dubbed the 8th wonder of the world, from the sea on a pleasure cruise.
Four-wheel drive safaris or gentle hot-air balloon flights are a great way to explore the desert.