The city of gold

Dubai can already be mistaken for a movie set featuring a futuristic metropolis, and there are big plans still in the works. In the middle of the desert where almost nothing existed 20 years ago, there are so many building projects that foreign construction crews vastly outnumber citizens.

Everything is the biggest, tallest, and the first of its kind, including manmade islands shaped like palm trees and the world’s first underwater hotel.

It’s a striking collection of styles, including modern interpretations of Islamic architecture. And if the planet’s largest shopping mall doesn’t appeal, traditional souks do still exist, including a gold souk housing over 200 retail shops.

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Dubai Museum

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Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum

Learn about the history of the UAE and Dubai, Bedouin life, area flaura and fauna, and archaeolgoy at the Dubai Museum. Occupying the former Al-Fahaidi Fort, the museum includes a recreation of the Dubai souq as it looked in the 1950s.

Gold Souq

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Gold Souq

Gold Souq

The largest gold market in Arabia, this is a must see whether you want to buy gold or not. The dazzling market is government controlled, so quality is always guaranteed.

Wonders of Dubai with Visit to the Top

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Wonders of Dubai with Visit to the Top

Wonders of Dubai with Visit to the Top

Be awed by exploring Palm Island Jumeirah, and the Mall of the Emirates, the ultimate leisure, entertainment, and shopping resort. Visit the top of Burj Khalifa and Souk Al Bahar, an Arabesque shopping mall and entertainment destination located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Burj Khalifa, on the Old Town Island.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates At a glance

Current Weather:
18°C / 64 °F
Fair (Day)
Partly Cloudy (Day)
Isolated Thundershowers
Isolated Thundershowers
Current Time:
11:29:50 am2017/12/13 11:29:50 am
Wednesday, December 13
UTC/GMT +04:00
UAE Dirham
Exchange Rates:
  • 0.35
  • 0.27
  • 0.35
  • 0.20
  • 0.23
  • 17.54
  • 0.89
  • 5.21
Local Details:
GPS: 25°16'16.1"N 55°18'26.95"E
Size: 4,114.00 KM2 (1.54 MI2)
Population: 2,100,000
Density: 510 Pop/KM2 (197 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +971


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