Dubai is a difficult destination to explore on foot, as many of its attractions as Deira and Jumeirah Beach are located at great distances from each other. The visit to the city center is divided into two areas of interest: Deira, north of the creek, and Bur Dubai to the south. Deira, on the right bank of the river, is the commercial and financial heart of the city and also has the best shopping. Here are several souks, most notably the Spice Souk, Deira Old Souk and Dubai covered souk. Deira is also set part of Dubai and in the streets you can feel the frenetic commercial activity, in contrast to the calm and order prevailing in the rest of the city. The historic district of Bur Dubai, however, has less noise but holds some attractions like the Dubai Museum, Grand Mosque and Sheikh Saeed House Al-Maktoum. You must check the Dubai hotels offers, depending on the destinations you want to reach.
The Dubai Creek represents also a point of interest to tourists. You can cross in a traditional vessel (dhow) or just walk along its banks along the promenade of Bur Dubai. From this side you get a good view of the ultramodern skyline, which extends in the opposite bank. West of the creek is the Jumeirah beach, which is not really a beach as such, but a wide expanse of sand, surrounded by the warm waters of the Persian Gulf! Much of this extension now belongs to private hotels that are proliferating in the area, but once in the sand there are few obstacles to wander freely wherever they want. Much of the best hotels in Dubai are on this beach and one of the most important is the unmistakable hulk of Burj al Arab.
Posted on: Tuesday, 14 de August de 2012