Welcome to Bur Dubai
The site of the city's original settlement, Bur Dubai may not be as sleek and sophisticated as the newer townships, but it exudes a real community spirit rarely found elsewhere. Come here to soak up the city's past in the Dubai Museum and the restored Al Fahidi and Shindagha historic districts (the latter is getting a large-scale makeover). Stock up on fabrics and souvenirs in the souq and then watch the boat traffic on Dubai Creek from a waterfront cafe. The warren of lanes around the souq teems with wonderfully authentic ethnic eateries.