Dubai – More than just another International Tourist Spot

One of the star attractions of Dubai according to me has always been its avid regard for change and progress. Even though the emirate is widely regarded all over the world as one of the most progressive Islamic states, reading all the bad press about Dubai for the past few months is enough to leave a bitter taste in the mouth. Especially for tourists coming for sightseeing in Dubai.

 

The ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid did a wonderful job of

International Tourist Spot
International Tourist Spot

clamping down on the vitriol in a recent online one-on-one with journalists. His words give tourists coming in search of an Arabian adventure to the emirate a very powerful reason to visit Dubai or even make a home in the city-state.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid reasons in his interview, “We are not growing in order to be a model for its highest building in the world, best airport, and most luxurious hotel, and the largest seaport and man-made islands. These landmarks and features are unique and famous all over the world. But the Dubai model is beyond that. Dubai is an Arab city with scarce natural resources but with a clear vision of comprehensive development and social needs.”
The many sights and sounds of Dubai are beautiful no doubt, but the ruler’s words are a fantastic reminder of the reason why Dubai is actually famous internationally.
For Dubai City tours and a hotel booking in UAE at the accommodation of your choice, visit us at our Dubai travel company. We shall show you the real Dubai and help you appreciate it better.
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Dubai City Activites – Explore the Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif

While the Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif is not that old a construction (it was built in 1955), it certainly holds an important position among some of the main heritage buildings in Dubai.

 

Explore the Majlis
Explore the Majlis

This building used to be the summer retreat of the royal family and on occasion, an important meetinghouse for the people who used to make Dubai tick. The Late Sheikh Rashid Bin Sayeed Al Maktoum presided over these meetings in the main hall of this simple and traditionally constructed structure.

Named after the Umm Al Sheif pearl fishing bank, the Majlis Ghorfat is an unusual, largely because of its design. The architecture leans more towards the practical than the aesthetic and is especially adapted to provide respite from the summer heat by way of large shutter less windows.
Dubai City tours of the heritage structure are allowed and tourists can even enjoy an opportunity to check the interiors of the two-storied building. Tourists coming for sightseeing in Dubai can visit the Majlis Ghorfat between 8am to 9pm.
Incase you have not made any Dubai hotel booking or opted for a tourist package, you can hire a Dubai car rental to ferry you to and from the place.
The Majlis is located in Jumeirah and is very close to the beach. It is currently unoccupied and serves mainly as a museum of sorts for visitors. The items used by the royal family are preserved intact and are on open display for tourists to admire.
Contact an established Dubai travel company like One World to make your bookings to view this slice of Dubai heritage.

Interesting Dubai City Tours – Explore Heritage Village

 the Dubai Creek empties out into the Arabian Sea
Dubai Creek empties out into the Arabian Sea

In Bur Dubai, near the spot where the Dubai Creek empties out into the Arabian Sea, lies a quaint part of Dubai known as the Heritage Village. A favorite among tourists coming for sightseeing in Dubai, the Village presents a fascinating panorama of Dubai of yore.

 

There is no entry fee charged at the Heritage Village and visitors have a number of interestingDubai City toursoptions to pursue like handicraft shopping, live entertainment and cheery open air meals, to name a few.
Executives attending a MICE in Dubai too will enjoy the old world charm of the place and usually count it as the perfect place to while away a free afternoon.
The main highlights of Heritage Village are undoubtedly the pottery artisans and weavers. A section is also dedicated to pearl diving, an occupation that was enormously instrumental in shaping Dubai. Pockets of the Heritage Village also give the tourist glimpses of the emirate as it used to exist before oil was discovered in the Gulf.
Tour Packages
Tour Packages

Our Dubai travel company would like to point out that the Heritage Village at Shindagha is very different from the Hatta Heritage Village. The latter is located in the famed Hatta desert regions outlying Dubai. Please ensure you specify which village is on your itinerary to visit before you book your heritage Dubai tour packages.

The Heritage Village is a lovely place to begin your Arabian adventure thanks to its rich array of history. It is unadvisable to go without a knowledgeable tour guide, as they help you paint a better picture of Dubai’s history.
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