The only place of worship for Dubai's sizeable Hindu community is the Shiva and Krishna Mandir, a temple complex just behind the Grand...
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 as old as the Deira souqs but it can be just as atmospheric – although be prepared for pushy vendors....
New on the scene, this contemporary cultural space and cafe puts on all sorts of workshops (pottery, marbling, silkscreen, etc) as well...
This always bustling all-veg Indian street food haven and bakery may be tucked into a lane in Meena Bazaar, but might as well be in...
Ali bin Abi Talib St · interesting places nearby
Grand Mosque information
Dubai’s tallest minaret (70m high) lords over more than 50 small and large domes that give the city's largest mosque its distinctive silhouette. Today's building was only completed in 1998 but is, in fact, a replica of the historic house of worship from 1900. As with all Dubai mosques except Jumeirah Mosque, it’s off limits to non-Muslims.
As well as being the centre of Dubai’s religious and cultural life, the original was also home to the town’s kuttab (Quranic school), where children learned to recite the Quran from memory. It's opposite the Dubai Museum.