Dubai sits on a golden sandy coastline of the Arabian Gulf. The city is all about an extravagant lifestyle had acquired the biggest and the best of everything. Dubai has a number of modern architectural and engineering marvels which include the tallest building in the world, the largest man-made islands, the most luxurious hotels, expensive horse races and expensive cars. It has beautiful beaches experiences yearlong sunshine which make it a perfect and luxurious coastal getaway.

Dubai is filled with historical treasures, museums and heritage areas that take you on a journey to the past. The existence of the city goes way before the 3 decades in which it gained a goodwill for itself. The excavation suggests the history of the city probably dates as far back as 5000 BC. The best way to catch a glimpse and get a better understanding of the Emirati culture and heritage is by taking a tour of some of the best tourist destinations in Dubai, which include Jumeirah Mosque tours, Saeed Al Maktoum House tickets, Heritage House and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Other top historical attractions in Dubai include Heritage and Diving Villages, Bastakiya, Al Ahmadiya School, Bin Muzaina House and the Burj Nahar. The enriching archaeological and historical tours in Dubai that take you to various sites would open your eyes to a completely new perspective about the city and it would also help you understand how this historical settlement came to be the metropolis that it is today.

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Let's witness the history of Dubai with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Jumeirah Mosque

    #1 of 8 Historical Places in Dubai
    Jumeirah Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Architecture

    Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, UAE

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai is a landmark mosque which offers guided tours to non-Muslims people (the only mosque to do so). This is done so as to promote cultural understanding. Organized by The She...Read more

  2. Saeed Al Maktoum House

    #2 of 8 Historical Places in Dubai
    Saeed Al Maktoum House

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Al Shindagha, near Dubai Creek, Dubai

    Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House is a historic building and former residential quarters of the former ruler of Dubai, Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum. The house is located along the Dubai...Read more

  3. Heritage House

    #3 of 8 Historical Places in Dubai
    Heritage House

    Tags: Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Al Khor Street, Al Ras Metro Station, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    Nestled in one of the first urban sites in Dubai, the Heritage House was established by Mr. Matar Saeed bin Mazina in 1890.The idea was to provide a wide-ranging description of the nature of local tra...Read more

  4. St. Mary's Catholic Church

    #4 of 8 Historical Places in Dubai
    St. Mary's Catholic Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Oud Metha Street Opp. Indian High School Bur Dubai - Umm Hurair 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Timings: 05:00 am - 09:30 pm Details

    St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubai is a charming church founded by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. He was the Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. The year was 1966 when they donated l...Read more

  5. Dhayah Fort

    #5 of 8 Historical Places in Dubai
    Dhayah Fort Image

    Tags: Historical Site, Fort

    Address: North Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

    The old 16th century Dhayah Fort was constructed strategically on a hilltop above the city of Ras al-Khaimah and offered spellbinding panoramic views of the surrounding areas. The fort had a crucial r...Read more

  6. Zabeel Palace

    #6 of 8 Historical Places in Dubai
    Zabeel Palace

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Heritage Building

    Address: Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Zabeel Palace is the home of Shaikh Rashid, UAE’s former prime minister. It is constructed in the Zabeel area, which was formerly just bare land covered with sand. Today, it is surrounded by all...Read more

  7. House Of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum

    #7 of 8 Historical Places in Dubai
    House Of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum

    Tags: Museum, Mansion

    Address: Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    Timings: 08:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

    Located along the Dubai Creek, the Saeed Al Maktoum House was built around 1894 as the residential quarters of Saeed Bin Maktoum Al Naktoum. You can live and see the residence of the ancient ruler of ...Read more

  8. Ismaili Centre Dubai

    #8 of 8 Historical Places in Dubai
    Ismaili Centre Dubai

    Tags: Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Oud Metha Road - Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

    The Ismaili Centre Dubai was constructed as an effort to compliment the evolution in urban and technological development with an endeavour to revitalise the craftsmanship, architecture and the landsca...Read more

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