Travel & Tourism, Bur Dubai Hotels-A Complete Delight

by NANCY EBEN - Date: 2008-06-26 - Word Count: 689 Share This!

Today Dubai has become a flourishing city and tourist destination attracting number of visitors every year. Tourists travel to Dubai for an experience for world-class dining, unparalleled shopping and recreational activities. Of the various regions of Dubai Bur Dubai is a historic district, located on the western side of the Dubai Creek. Taking a tour along the Dubai Creek, one will nit fail but notice Bur Dubai, with several attractions that makes the place worth visiting. The name Bur Dubai literally translates to "Desert of Dubai", because Bur Dubai historically consisted of all districts between the western bank of the Creek and Jumeirah. The historic Bur Dubai has less of a bustling atmosphere, with number of tourist attractions, opportunities for great shopping and excellent Bur Dubai hotels. Bur Dubai is the site of the old city, which does not disappoint anybody, with its traditional architecture and impressive streets and famous Souks. The regions famous Sheikh Zayed Road, has witnessed an increase in remarkable architecture, with new residential and office buildings, along with number of shopping malls. All this creates a spectacular Cityscape with the desert as its backdrop. Dubai is known for its shopping and Bur Dubai does not disappoint its visitors. For shoppers there are a number of shopping malls and souks to help quench one's thirst for shopping. Among the many malls Wafi shopping mall and the Al Khaleej Center are quite popular as they offer with all kinds of products and best brands. To sum up it Bur Dubai offers a great shopping time, as the facilities are certainly good and at affordable prices. On a visit to Bur Dubai accommodation is not, a concern as the area has comfortable options in Bur Dubai hotels. Moreover, the hotels are located very conveniently and strategically in the center of the city and well connected to Dubai. The Bur Dubai attractions provides with an insight into the city's rich culture and heritage. Visit them, feel the ancient Dubai, and feel yourself being transported back in history. Bur Dubai Attractions Grand Mosque Bur Dubai's one of the important attractions, the ‘Grand Mosque' was only rebuilt in 1998 and takes pride in the city's tallest minaret, at 70m. It is located on the Bur Dubai side of the creek, near the Ruler's Court, the Grand Mosque consists of 9 large domes and 45 smaller ones. The huge religious structure can accommodate up to 1,200 worshippers.

Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum's House To see some of the best traditional architecture, visitors must pay a visit to ‘Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum's House', which is one of the oldest houses in the city. The building has been built from sandstone, in the year 1896, offering extensive views out towards the sea. At one time, the ruler of Dubai used this house to monitor trade in and out of the country. The house was reopened as a museum for public viewing in 1986, containing an exhibition revealing Dubai's development from the 1940s to the late 1960s.

Dubai Museum Get a peek of city's history at the Dubai Museum. The building Al-Fahidi Fort houses the museum and is an attraction in itself. The historic fort, dating back to the year 1799, and was converted into a museum, in 1970. The museums displays range from old weapons and pearl-diving outfits to a remarkable range of military artifacts. Among the most notable of the exhibits recovered are from the 3000 to 4000-year-old graves at Al-Ghusais. Planet Hollywood Bur Dubai list of attractions lists the restaurant Planet Hollywood on the top. Though Dubai has various world-class restaurants but Planet Hollywood certainly has a different feel. It is one of the most exquisite restaurants, located in Al Qutaeyat Road, Wafi City. Planet Hollywood serves with mouth-watering American delights. In addition the wonderful atmosphere of Planet Hollywood makes it a must visit place to hang in for the tourists. The restaurant's interiors are beautifully crafted, where musical band shows perform live. Make your visit a memorable experience and make sure not to miss Planet Hollywood and its incredible American delights.

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