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globotours-net-Fahidi-FortVisiting Dubai offers a deep colorful history, culture and traditions. You can explore the majestic Al-Fahidi Fort, that was built to defend Dubai in the 1700s and is the oldest building still standing in the area. The structure is made from sea rocks and gypsum with a strong aura of history. It once served as both a residence building and the central location for  government until the 1970s. Now it’s one of Dubai’s best museums.

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globotours-net-BastakiyaVisitors can also enjoy Bastakiya a historic district in Dubai that is one of the oldest residential areas in the city and includes narrow lanes and magnificent wind towers. The Bastakiya quarter is one of Dubai’s most engaging centers. It was originally established in the 1800s by textile and pearl sellers and its labyrinthine lanes are now lined with restored merchant homes, art galleries, cafes, and boutiques.

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globotours-net-dubai-trourAnother notable Dubai icon is the Jumeirah Mosque, said to be the most photographed mosque in all of Dubai. Jumeirah Mosque is unique from most other mosques due to its distinctive architecture based on the Fatimid style. It’s worth exploring simply to take in the local culture and architecture of Dubai.

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globotours-net-dubai-tripYou can also visit the Heritage house when touring Dubai, located in Building 79 of the artistic Bastakiya district. The Heritage house has two floors with a visiting gallery located on the ground floor and various collections of ceramics on the open air rooftop gallery. The rooftop is also ideal for relaxing in an artistic atmosphere.

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globotours-net-dubai-diving-villageOne of the best ways to experience Dubai’s original culture and heritage is to visit Dubai Heritage & Diving Village. A  traditional village located near the mouth of the Dubai Creek in the Shindagha district, features potters and traditional textile weavers that still practice traditional crafts as well as demonstrations of pearl diving. It’s a wonderful place for visitors to take in the timeless traditions and experience of old Dubai’s culture.

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