Dubai is one of those exquisite places that hold a top position in the traveler’s must-see list. Between all of the concrete, traffic, and sand, Dubai and its surroundings offer visitors with many captivating hidden treasures and adorable sites as well. Each of these slightly concealed destinations has a little in them that make it worth visiting. Let’s take a look at some of the places of interest that you probably didn’t know existed here in the heart of the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai Creek –
Dubai Creek area is really an amazing place to visit with family & friends. This 14 km long saltwater creek which divides the city into two major sections – Bur Dubai and Deira are crossed by Abra for 2 Dhs which is great fun too! The cruise, passing under by many bridges, gives some fantastic views of the skyscraping buildings that line the Creek. This place will let you see a whole different side of Dubai. Good time to visit here is early morning or early evening as it is very hot otherwise. You can carry your water and snacks with you and if not there are many stalls available too.
Bastakiya Area –
This area is one of the oldest residential areas in Dubai. Named after the Bastak region of Iran, this place is known for its unique architecture. Every house in this area has a wind tower, called “barjeel” and number of “barjeels” in the house indicates the wealth of the owner family. This is a lovely area to wander around and gives a great feeling about olden days in Dubai. This place is definitely must visiting for all residents and tourists alike.
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary –
If you are a nature’s true admirer, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary will not disappoint you. This prominent wetland reserve is known to attract a large number of migratory birds. One can get to see a variety of fishes, crustaceans, small mammals and birds.
Dubai Flea Market –
This is possibly the best place to spend an afternoon. This is an amazing place to buy stuffs like clothes, furniture, textiles, ceramics, and antiques. The Dubai Flea Market consists of many non-commercial vendors selling exclusively home-made artifacts. Roaming in this market would be a great chance to know about the rich Emirate culture and meet the locals.
Almaz By Momo (Shisha) –
This is especially for the people who want to do one culturally authentic Arabic thing. Experiencing the seduction of pulling Shisha through a delicately designed hookah is highly recommended when you are in Dubai. This is even a great experience for those who aren’t a regular smoker.
No one would certainly wish to miss the fun these places have to offer. There is so much more to explore and a lot of things to do in and around Dubai. Whether you’re visiting for a year or just a few hours of a layover to this beautiful & fascinating place, make the most of your experience by renting car at most affordable prices through UAE Driving.