To get closer to Dubai's culture and rich history, you can explore one of its coastal districts – Bur.
This area is known for its traditional-style markets and the city's best national cuisine restaurants. Visiting here shows how the city looked in the past, as its authentic value is still preserved.
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Bur Dubai is characterized by narrow alleys, historic buildings, and wind towers that now house galleries and museums. We recommend visiting the XVA Art Gallery, the Coin Museum, and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Most importantly, explore the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787, now houses the famous Dubai Museum. After working up an appetite, you can have lunch or dinner at an Indian cuisine restaurant. They stand out in terms of both quantity and quality.
If you enjoyed this area, we suggest some of the best hotels for an overnight stay in this locality. You can stay at Novotel Bur Dubai, Four Points By Sheraton, Howard Johnson by Wyndham, Grand Excelsior Hotel, and many others. All of them stand out for their service quality and additional amenities. If you want to explore Dubai, famous landmarks such as Dubai Creek, the Grand Mosque, and the Mina Bazaar are within walking distance of the Bur district.
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If you have rented a room in this area, you can reach it by metro – the nearest stations are Ghubaiba and Al Fahidi. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to Al Ghubaiba pier or the yacht station in Bur Dubai. After exploring the city's history, you can unwind in the evening and visit the best bars and spas. For more details about dining and nightlife establishments, refer to the pages of our online guide.
Also, on the Santorinidress website, you will find information about the best places for a photoshoot in Dubai. We provide details about the possibility of organizing a professional photoshoot in the most famous locations worldwide, where to get the best outfit for the shoot, how to hire a professional photographer and more. Traveling with our online guide will allow you to enjoy the attractions of Dubai, from the desert and palm islands to modern shopping centers and historic districts. Plan your trip, book a hotel and tour, and prepare for an unforgettable journey into the fairy tale of the UAE.