Dubai: Places to Explore

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  • Around the Emirate

    Considering the sprawling forest of construction cranes marking Dubai City, it would be easy to assume that it is only an urban development. While this is true in part, the emirate also is home to...

  • Bur Dubai and the South Bank

    This area, a tightly packed residential and trading district, is known by the name of Bur Dubai, so if you hear people talking about the "Bur Dubai side" you'll know they mean the south side of...

  • Deira and the North Bank

    Extending north of Dubai Creek—to the border of neighboring Sharjah—is a patchwork of tightly packed districts known by the name of its oldest area, Deira. The district, the historic core of...

  • Dubai Marina

    The world's largest man-made marina and waterfront development, Dubai Marina's 50 million square feet changed the face of the southern end of Jumeirah Beach and started a real-estate boom that has...

  • Jumeirah Beach

    Dubai's beach strip runs 11 mi south from Bur Dubai to the new developments around Dubai Marina. For years this stretch of sand was an unappreciated treasure used only by fishermen, but it became...

  • World Trade Centre Area and Burj Dubai

    Dubai's newly developed business district stretches along a few miles of Sheikh Zayed Road, from Za'abeel Roundabout south to Interchange 1. Cutting-edge towers flank both sides of the multilane...

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