Considered to contain the oldest parts of Dubai, Bur Dubai on the south side of Dubai Creek
is home to many historic sites, museums and old buildings. Tour the living museums of the Heritage and Diving Village
in Al Shindagha and explore the souks. Or wander through the lanes of the historic Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
, home to some of the only original Arabic wind-tower houses left on the Arab side of the Gulf, built by wealthy traders and pearl merchants.
Bring history alive and take a tour with the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
. The Dubai Museum
is located inside the majestic Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 to guard the landward approach to the city. The quarter is also home to many restaurants, art galleries, cafes, boutique hotels, and interesting shops, and is generally a lovely area for a stroll.