Bur Dubai is known as the heart of the city. It is one of the busiest areas of Dubai and has a number of attractions, restaurants, hotels and shopping avenues. The main points of interest in Bur Dubai include:
The Dubai Museum
Located in the famous and ancient Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum was built in 1800 and is one of the most ancient structures of Dubai. It is a must visit if you want to know about the heritage and culture of Dubai.
Al Fahidi Historic Area
Earlier famous as Bastakiya Quarters, the Al Fahidi Historic area reflects the old world charm of Dubai. It provides an opportunity to understand the Arab culture and style of living.
Shindhaga Historic District
Located at the Dubai Creek, the historic district of Shindhaga symbolizes the place which was inhabited by the Arab sheikhs in the olden days. If you are a history enthusiast, this place is a must visit.
The colourful area has buildings in Lego style and has many options for the entertainment of kids. The city also promises learning opportunities for the kids through the various scientific principles displayed.
The Grand Mosque
The Grand Mosque of Dubai attracts a large number of tourists. It has the tallest minaret amongst all the mosques of Dubai. The structure is also unique with its 50 domes in various sizes.
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
The center was built in 1998 with a purpose to promote understanding of the Islamic principles and the culture of the Arabs. The place is a must visit if religious study arouses your curiosity.
The Hindi Lane
Signifying communal harmony, the Hindi Lane has a Krishna and Shiva temple. It is located near the Grand Mosque and is a proof of Dubai’s respect for the Hindu community in the area.