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 beautiful places in Dubai

beautiful places in Dubai

beautiful places in Dubai:



Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa


The Burj Khalifa is one of the United Arab Emirates most famous buildings and the soaring sky high landmark of Dubai. Not only is the world's tallest building , it also claims to the titles of tallest freestanding structure in the world , highest observation deck in the world and elevator with the longest travel distance in the world. A trip up to the observation deck, with its panoramic views across Dubai , is a sightseeing highlight for most tourists who visit though for those who suffer from vertigo it might be best to give it a miss

Sharjah Arts Museum


Sharjah Arts Museum


The most important museum dedicated to the arts in the Emirates the Sharjah arts Museum is home to the most diverse art collection to the United Arab Emirates . The museum is recognized for its collection of works by Arabic artists who specialized in painting the Arab world .
The museum is also noted for its program of temporary exhibitions through the year

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Mosque


The Shiekh Zayed Mosque is a mammoth modern mosque of incredible beauty. Harnessing contemporary design and ancient craftsmanship, the mosque harmoniously blends modern and ancient styles and techniques to a new interpretation of Islamic architecture . A visit here is a must or any Abu Dhabi itinerary. With its interiors using lavish amounts of gold, mosaic tiles and glass work and immense amounts of marble, and its exterior of blindingly white stone contrasting dramatically under the Emirati blue sky, it never fails to dazzle 

Bastakia

Bastakia


The Bastakia quarter of Dubai is the last remaining fragment of Old Dubai and shouldn’t be missed . This small heritage area really evokes the simpler dentler past of the city before skyscrapers took over the skyline . Narrow lanes are lined with beautifully preserved building in typical Arabian architectural styles, many with wind tower features. Various museums allow you to enter the houses and see typical Arabian interiors within the quarter along with mosques and a small surviving segment of the original Dubai City wall


Jebel  Hafeet


Jebel  Hafeet


A must do for anyone who wants to snap a great vista the summit of Jebel Hafeet is a favorite day trip from Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. This is the second highest peak in the United Arab Emirates, and far reaching sumptuous desert panoramas greet you all the way up to the top on the winding road . After the twisting mountain road drive you are rewarded with being able to see across the areas vast sweep of desert .



Hajar Mountains


Hajar Mountains


The Hajar Mountains scythe through the desert creating the jagged and wild heart of the United Arab Emirates . Twisting roller coaster roads with spectacular scenery along the way connect the region's tiny villages, making this region road trip heaven . Nature lovers will find plenty of hiking trekking and bird watching opportunities while the vast amount of picturesque wades in the area also fun to explore





Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilizations



One of the best museum in the country to focus on the full breadth of Islamic history and culture  not only local history The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilizations holds a wealth of fascinating and well laid out exhibits which trace Islamic empires through its spread into Asia and Africa and up to today . Many displays feature rare manuscripts and religious documents and tourists will find them easy to understand thanks to excellent information boards throughout




Dubai Creek Dhow Ride


Dubai Creek Dhow Ride


The Burj Khalifa may give you that famous skyline view from up high but the most iconic  Dubai views are still taken from the water . Dubai Creek slices through the city and the best way to experience Dubai is from one of the beautiful dhows ( Traditional Arabic boats ) that ply the creek . Sunset cruises are particularly beautiful as you watch the light of the high rises begin to twinkle in the dusk . Or for a budget cruise just hop on one of the ablas which ply water between Bur Dubai and Deira

Al Bidyah Mosque 


Al Bidyah Mosque


The oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates al Bidyah is one of the country's and the Emirate of Fujairah's most important historical sites . Although modest in proportions , this adobe building was beautifully designed with its original ventilation shaft patterns in the walls still visible . The entire surrounding area is an archaeological site where many pottery and metal artifacts have been excavated. For history lovers this small mosque should  be a must do and it makes an excellent contrast with the over the top opulence of Abu Dhabi's Shiekh Zayed Grand Mosque