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  • 1. Al Fahidi Historical Neigborhood

    The South Bank | Museum/Gallery

    The only surviving historic district in Dubai almost fell victim to the demolition squads in the 1980s, but is now is the only place where visitors...Read More

  • 2. Burj Khalifa

    World Trade Centre | Building/Architectural Site

    The world's tallest building dominates the Dubai skyline like a scimitar pointing skyward. Designed by Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings and...Read More

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  • 3. Dubai Creek

    The North Bank | Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Without the creek, Dubai would not exist. This safe inlet, one of a few in the Gulf area, was the obvious choice for a commercial port for the...Read More

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  • 4. Global Village

    World Trade Centre | Market/Bazaar

    Winter in Dubai brings about many events, but none are more colorful than those at the Global Village. Every year, delegates from more than...Read More

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  • 5. Gold Souk

    The North Bank | Commercial District

    Take sunglasses when you visit the Gold Souk—no matter what time of day. The window displays shine with precious metals and cut stones that...Read More

  • 6. IMG Worlds of Adventure

    World Trade Centre | Amusement Park/Water Park

    This temperature-controlled theme park stretches over in excess of 1.5 million square feet, meaning even sweltering summer temperatures won...Read More

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  • 7. Madinat Jumeirah

    Jumeirah Beach | Resort–Sight

    Translating to Jumeirah City in Arabic, Madinat Jumeirah connects four five-star hotels around a central souk, theater, gardens, and waterways...Read More

  • 8. Ski Dubai

    Burj Dubai | Sports Venue

    Ski Dubai caused a wave of excitement to spread through the Gulf region when it opened in 2005. It's a mountain resort in miniature with two...Read More

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  • 9. Spice Souk

    The North Bank | Market/Bazaar

    Easily accessed via the abra station that delivers tourists from the textile souk across the river, the Spice Souk is one of the most popular...Read More

  • 10. Textile Souk

    The South Bank | Market/Bazaar

    A series of stores runs from the Old Souk abra station, through to the Al Fahidi district. It's loosely termed the Textile Souk, though it's...Read More

  • 11. Wild Wadi Water Park

    Jumeirah Beach | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Dubai's premier water park, Wild Wadi covers 12 acres and abuts Jumeirah Beach in the shadow of the Burj Al-Arab hotel. There are 30 rides and...Read More

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  • 12. Al Mamzar Beach Park

    Deira | Beach–Sight

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  • 13. Al Shindagha historic neighborhood

    The South Bank | House/Mansion/Villa

    A spit of land that protects the south side of the creek entrance holds a restored historic center that contains three key sites: the Diving...Read More

  • 14. Arabian Tea House

    The South Bank | Building/Architectural Site

    In the historic Al Fahidi district, this alfresco only café is a perfect pit-stop while trawling the souks and Dubai Museum. Service is slow...Read More

  • 15. Burj Al Arab

    Jumeirah Beach | Building/Architectural Site

    The building of the Burj Al Arab put Dubai on the map. The hotel has triumphed since its opening in 1999, and its eye-catching exterior has...Read More

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  • 16. Creekside Park

    The South Bank | Garden/Arboretum

    This 221-acre green space is the largest in the downtown area and offers a 1.6-mile walk along Bur Dubai's creek side, by a botanical garden...Read More

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  • 17. Dhow Boatyards

    The South Bank | Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    It might be the age of container ships, but, as can be seen toward the mouth of the Dubai creek, old wooden dhows are still very much a part...Read More

  • 18. Dhow Wharves

    The North Bank | Commercial District

    Cooking oil heading for Somalia, refrigerators for Iran, and used cars for countries around the Gulf—all of these goods and more are piled high...Read More

  • 19. Dubai Museum

    The South Bank | Museum/Gallery

    The tiny Al Fahidi fort was built in 1787 to protect the port from marauding landward tribes and seafaring pirates. During the 20th century...Read More

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  • 20. Falcon & Heritage Centre

    World Trade Centre | Museum/Gallery

    Hunting with falcons and keeping birds of prey is a common pastime in Arabic desert culture. This center is the only place in Dubai where birds...Read More

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