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Things To Do in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Wild Wadi Water Park

Dubai's biggest tourist attraction has 23 water rides and a fake thunderstorm.

Dubai Museum

Get a feel for Dubaiís natural surroundings and daily life at this interactive museum housed in an old, restored fort.

Dubai Creek

You can see the grand trading port from the water. You can book a cruise or abra  for an hour; ask the captain to take you to Al-Maktoum Bridge and back.

The Montgomerie

Golf course in Dubai designed by Scottish star Colin Montgomerie.

The Emirates Golf Club

First club in United Arab Emirates, home of the Dubai Desert Classic.

Gold Souq

You'll find great dazzling heaps of gold chains, rings, earrings, bracelets and every other kind of jewelry. It also sells silver.

Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club

Golf course in Dubai with distinctive sail-like clubhouse architecture.

Jameirah Beach and Park

This lovely grassy park adjoins Jumeirah Beach. It has walkways, kiosks, barbecue pits, picnic tables and a children's play area. The long stretch of beach is clean, lined with shady palm trees, and regularly patrolled by lifeguards.

Shaikh Saeed Al-Maktoum's House

Built in 1896, this was once the home of the ruling Al-Maktoum family.  Inside there's an interesting exhibition of photographs showing how little time it took for Dubai to go from a little fishing and pearling town to a big money, resort-style oil city.

Juma al-Majid Cultural-Heritage Center

If history intrigues you, stop by this small library replete with books about Islamic history and historical photographs of Dubai.

Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque is the center of Dubai's religious and cultural life, the original mosque was also home to the town's kuttab where children learnt to recite the Quran from memory

Bastaking Quarter

Built in the late 1800s, the quarter was once the home of wealthy Persian merchants, most of them from the Bastak district and lured to Dubai by its relaxed trade tariffs.

Hatta Rock Pools

The main attractions are its relatively cool, dry climate, the mountain scenery, excellent 4WD options and the magnificent Hatta rock pools, which are great for a swim, roaring year-round with plunging waterfalls.

Jumeira Archaeological Site

Built sometime in the 6th century AD, this township is now the biggest and perhaps the most significant archaeological site in the UAE.

Dhow Building Yard

Down at the dhow building yards you'll see various kinds of Arabian sailing boats still being built by hand, using traditional tools and teak and shesham woods.

Shaikh Saeed's House

This home-turned-museum's courtyard, wind tower and other characteristics exemplify regional architecture.

Wafi Centre Shopping Mall

This upscale mall is the place to go for brand name items and huge entertainment arcades.

The Emirates Golf Club

First club in United Arab Emirates, home of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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January 11, 2011