Bur Dubai, together with the district of Deira, forms the historical core of Dubai City. Bur Dubai is bordered to the north by the Port Rashid. The port was named after Sheikh “Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum” and is today a transshipment point for classic cargo as well as a passenger port for cruise ships.
Sights in Bur Dubai
In Bur Dubai, traditional and historic Dubai can be experienced in the renovated Old Town. During the trip through the district, a visit to the museum village Heritage Village is also a good idea. It illustrates the life and work as well as the culture of the Bedouins of that time. But also the Diving Village may be an interesting place for culture enthusiasts to get involved in Dubai’s history. The Diving Village exhibits the techniques of the old pearl fishermen for which Dubai was known in its younger days. Further, the traditional Bur Dubai is the scene of the world’s religions through its Grand Mosque and Hindu Temple. However, the Hindu Temple was built for the migrant workers from India who settled in Dubai to work.
A welcome change from walking through the city is a Creek ride on a traditional wooden boat (Abra). Furthermore, one of the most famous and largest parks is located directly at the Dubai Creek: the Creek Park. It is especially known for its very well-kept and green meadows. But of course also because of its unique location directly at the Creek. The numerous play opportunities and the beautiful surroundings inspire children and adults.