Attractions

Top Choice Mosque in Jumeirah & Around

Jumeirah Mosque

Snowy white and intricately detailed, Jumeirah is Dubai's most beautiful mosque and one of only a handful in the UAE that are open to non-Muslims, during one-hour guided tours operated by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre …
Top Choice Museum in Bur Dubai

Dubai Museum

Dubai's best museum occupies the sturdy Al Fahidi Fort, built around 1800 and considered the city's oldest structure. The exhibit charts the emirate's turbo-evolution from fishing and pearling village to global cent…
Top Choice Landmark in Downtown Dubai

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is a stunning feat of architecture and engineering, with two observation decks on the 124th and 148th floors and a restaurant-bar on the 122nd. The world’s tallest building pierces the sky at 828m a…
Top Choice Market in Deira

Deira Gold Souq

All that glitters is gold (and occasionally silver) at this colourful covered arcade where hundreds of stores overflow with every kind of jewellery imaginable, from tiny pearl earrings to giant golden wedding neckla…
Top Choice Landmark in Jumeirah & Around

Burj Al Arab

The Burj's graceful silhouette – meant to evoke the sail of a dhow (traditional wooden cargo vessel) – is to Dubai what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. Completed in 1999, this iconic landmark sits on an artificial isl…
Architecture in Bur Dubai

Sheikh Juma Al-Maktoum House

A magnificent Shindagha courtyard house, this one has seen stints as residence, jail and police station. Today it houses a thorough exhibit on traditional Arab architecture. This is the place to learn how those wind…
Museum in Bur Dubai

Diving Village

At this outdoor museum, you can delve into Dubai's maritime history and learn about the harsh realities of life as a pearl diver and the importance of diving and trading to the region. There's a smattering of old bo…
Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Green Art Gallery

Specialised in painters, photographers and sculptors from the Middle East, Green Art became one of the first Gulf galleries to participate in Art Basel in 2012. It recently expanded its roster to include internation…
Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Opera Gallery

More an art showroom than a classically curated gallery, Opera caters to collectors of artistic heavyweights in genres as varied as pop art, calligraphy and landscapes. One section of the beautiful bi-level space is…
Gallery in Downtown Dubai

Third Line

A pioneer on Dubai's gallery scene and one of the city's most exciting spaces for contemporary Middle Eastern art, Third Line represents around 30 artists, including Emiratis Lamya Gargash and Ebtisam Abdulaziz. Try…