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- Dubai Mall
- Burj Khalifa
- Jumeira Beach and Park
- Mall of the Emirates
- Deira City Centre
- Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Dubai Creek
- Wafi City Mall
- Dubai Marina Mall
- Jumeirah Lake Towers
- Gold Souk
- Dubai Fountain
- Wild Wadi Water Park
- Dubai International Financial Centre
- Naif Souq
- Burj Al Arab
- Souk Madinat Jumeirah
- BurJuman Mall
- Dubai Sports City
- Al Karama
Hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Not the original centre of Dubai—which is roughly the Deira and Bur Dubai areas—the ‘Downtown Dubai’ of today is a modern development of towers, hotels and malls situated behind Satwa and Jumeirah. It is best known for the massive Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, and also for the Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest. Other sights here include a stunning fountain and park, while nearby the Satwa district boasts a Little Manila and Little India. Dubai Marina
Dubai Marina is another of Dubai’s more recent developments and is positioned at the bottom of Jumeirah Beach, near the entrance to Palm Jumeirah. Many tourists base themselves here, with the five-star Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort a popular accommodation option. Be sure to take in the Jumeirah Beach Walk and the fabulous Dubai Marina Mall. Jebel Ali
The Ibn Battuta Mall is one of the star attractions of the up and coming Jebel Ali district, which is noted for its huge port and also for Palm Jebel Ali. Located near the Ibn Battuta Gate hotel, this massive mall has stores from around the world and is surrounded by pretty gardens that include all sorts of options for recreation, including swimming and football. Eating and drinking and shopping nearbyThe shopping in Dubai is excellent, though deals on electronics and fashion are not as forthcoming as years gone by. There are large modern malls all over the place, particularly so in Bur Dubai, while traditional souks with gold and spices remain. Everything from fine foods to McDonalds and tasty street shawarma is widely available, with some of the cheapest and tastiest eating in the Little India area of Satwa. Top-end hotels also have fabulous restaurants and the best bars.Public transportMost locals travel about by car as Dubai is spread out and not totally covered as well as it could be by public transport. The main tourist areas are well covered, however, with a couple of metro lines crossing the city. The bus system is fairly efficient and cheap, though busy, and there are meter taxis everywhere. Most hotels offer airport transfers and there are water taxis that cross the Creek, while those staying on Palm Jumeirah can make use of the monorail system.
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