Tourism and Recreation in Dubai

Dubai offers sensational extravaganza in every form.

Tourism in Dubai - Dubai is a city which offers sensational extravaganza in every form. Dubai - with its magical but mysterious landscape of deserts, rugged mountains and the lovely Creek - attracts people from all walks of life.

The Creek, the water inlet divides Dubai in two halves, the Deira and the Bur Dubai. Dubai is a city of marvelous beach resorts, amazing modern architecture along with old mosques and traditional abodes lying side by side. If you want to know about the rich past of Dubai visit the Dubai Museum. Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s house has a rich collection of photographs. If you want to see traditional crafts and arts of Dubai come to the diving village of Dubai. Hatta is a verdant green valley amidst the rugged Hajar Mountains and is surrounded by Ras al-Khaimah and Ajman. Visit the twin oases of Awir and Khawanji which are beautiful with lovely gardens and grand houses. Al Batsayika Area in Bur Dubai is an important live chapter in the history of the development of Dubai. You can see grand architecture here. The buildings speak of the history of the town.

There are many traditional houses lying in the eastern portion of the Al Fahidi Fort. The city of Dubai was famous for the wind towers lining the creek. When there was no electricity, these wind towers kept the people of the city cool. Jumeirah Mosque is one of the grand mosques in Dubai. The Jumairah Mosque is an amazing piece of Islamic architecture. The style of the mosque is of Fatimid tradition.

At night, the mosque blazes with the delicate lights. Dhows are the traditional wooden vessels used for trading and boat racing. Boat racing is held on holidays and offers a spectacular view for the visitors. The scene is amazing with graceful wooden dhows sailing in the crystal waters. Dhow racing takes place both in the summer and the winter months.Visit the souks, the market places in Dubai and explore and absorb the exotic fares in the shops lined in the alleys. This is an exotic world of perfumes and gold jewelry. Buy daggers, Arabian chests, silk and other things from the antique shops.

Published On: Friday, August 2nd, 2013