Some of the Best Attractions of Dubai
The land of opulence, Dubai, boasts of several monumental attractions such as mosques and busy souqs, public buildings, shopping malls, hotels, office towers, banks, hospitals, schools, apartments, and villas. Dubai is quite famous for the world-class golf facilities and an upcoming Sports City. There is much more to Dubai than just its infrastructural laurels.
From the endless tranquillity of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai not only boasts of the best contemporary sightings, but has also preserved some of the most intriguing historical attractions. Below mentioned are some such attractions that have not failed to enchant its visitors every single time. Make sure that the next Dubai holiday package you purchase contains these marvellous destinations.
This old district has several narrow lanes and tall wind towers that give it a tantalizing glimpse of old Dubai. Immediately towards the east of Al Fahidi Fort is the largest concentration of traditional courtyard, of which some even have wind towers. These wind towers do merely aesthetic purpose; in the earlier years, these towers were the only means of cooling houses in the times before electricity was available.
Looking at this image, you will immediately be struck by how this museum structure resembles a fort; this architectural marvel was earlier known as the “Al Fahidi Fort”, which was built in the year 1799. It was built for the protection against foreign intrusion. This splendid fort is now converted into a museum, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse into the rich culture of Dubai.
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House
Shaikh Saeed was the grandfather of the present ruler of Dubai and his house has now been restored as a museum. Since the late 1800s, Sheikh Saeed’s House was built in as a commanding office near the sea, and was done so that the ruler could easily observe every shipping activity from his balcony.