Dubai’s tallest minaret (70m high) lords over more than 50 small and large domes that give the city's largest mosque its distinctive...
Dubai's best museum occupies the sturdy Al Fahidi Fort, built around 1800 and considered the city's oldest structure. The exhibit charts...
Bur Dubai Souq
This covered souq may not be old as the Deira souqs but it can be just as atmospheric – although be prepared for pushy vendors. Friday...
New on the scene, this contemporary cultural space and cafe puts on all sorts of workshops (pottery, marbling, silkscreen, etc) as well...
Escape Dubai’s bustle at this artsy courtyard cafe in the Al Fahidi District where the menu eschews meat in favour of such offerings as...
off Ali bin Abi Talib St · interesting places nearby
Hindi Lane information
The only place of worship for Dubai's sizeable Hindu community is the Shiva and Krishna Mandir, a temple complex just behind the Grand Mosque. From here you'll quickly reach a colourful alleyway that expats refer to as ‘Hindi Lane’ where vendors sell religious paraphernalia and offerings to take to the temples: baskets of fruit, garlands of flowers, gold-embossed holy images, sacred ash, sandalwood paste and packets of bindis (the little pendants Hindu women stick to their foreheads).