Hard to believe that Dubai, now a major tourist destination and one of the major players in the global economy, was less than a century ago little more than a desert wasteland, home to Bedouin and a group of settlers around the creek, a natural inlet of sea water that currently occupies the center of the city. At the time when Europe was embarking on WWI, Dubai still had no running water or roads and the main means of transportation was still the camel.
Dubai is a sprawling city where walking is difficult and in which there are no marked trails for tourists. However, one of the best ways to discover the charms of the city is to walk through the oldest parts of Deira and Bur Dubai, its traditional souks, mosques and wind towers hidden. The Dubai Hotels offer to the tourists everything they need, so much luxury that you donâ€™t care if you spend all your days in the hotels in Dubai.
Arabian Adventures offers the course “A Walk through the City of Contrasts” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from October to April. This course covers the areas of Bastakiya, the souks of spices and gold and includes a ride through the open bay leaving from Shindagha.
Several companies offer tours of the city for half day, including Arabian Adventures and Net Tours Dubai. Tours vary depending on the operator, but most go through the souks of old and new Dubai, the Jumeirah Mosque and the thriving business area. They also usually include a creek crossing in open or water taxi. Rates start from 120AED. Another option is to visit Dubai at night. The night tours usually include dinner at a restaurant and include visits to mosques, palaces and souks. The tours operate a very organized, collected at major Dubai hotels.
Dubai is one of the greatest travel destinations in the world. The Dubai hotels are the most expensive and the most luxurious hotels in the world. You cannot die before traveling in Dubai, reserving a Dubai Hotel and enjoying everything that
Posted on: Wednesday, 15 de August de 2012