Dubai is a fantastic city and if you don’t know it, then its natural that you want to explore it more in depth especially considering the areas you would like to visit the most. This is quite easy to do if you enrol yourself in a local sightseeing program. There are several sorts of tours and you are the one who choose which one you would like to take.
Dubai sightseeing programs are available by bus, boat and on the Wonder Bus which goes both on terrain and on the water. If you choose sightseeing by bus, you can decide whether you want a full sightseeing or you rather go on board of a Hop On Hop Off bus where it’s you who decide when to get on and when to take off. During your tour, you will get the chance to see both the new and the old parts of the city and most importantly this way you get an overall idea what to find where.
During your trip, you will go through the Jumeirah district, which is the newest and most modern district of Dubai. This is the place where most of the skyscrapers are located. You can get to see the fantastic evolvement of the city, from being an average town into becoming the Manhattan of the Middle East. You can look at some of the old streets of Bur Dubai; you can get the chance to visit the Al Maktoum residence and the Dubai Heritage Village here. You will get to see the beautiful Grand Mosque, the main mosque of Dubai too. If you would like to visit a mosque, which is extremely rare to do for non-Muslims, in Dubai you can do it also. The Jumeirah Mosque frequently organises tours for tourists within the mosque where tourists can learn a lot about the Muslim religion. You will get the chance to visit the old souk district of Deira, which is just as authentic as in other Islamic cities. Deira is one of the biggest districts of Dubai, located by the Dubai Creek, just opposite the Bur Dubai district. Upon visiting the beautiful Dhow Wharfage of Deira, a port specifically for these Arabic wooden vessels, you can continue your Dubai sightseeing on the water. Even better, if you decide to get on a dhow in the evening so that you can enjoy the Arabic vibes and a dinner on board, if you are lucky, you even get to see the show of a belly dancer. Dhow cruises are extremely famous in Dubai and there is no better way to see the city by night. Visiting the fantastic Dubai desert is part of the Dubai sightseeing, one program you should not miss to do, to get closer to the original lifestyle of Bedouins, who still partly live in the desert.
Dubai gives you the chance to continue this sightseeing on your own helping you to plan your ways more. For the lovers of shopping, there are special shopping tours that take you to the most important shopping malls of Dubai.