Sights in Dubai

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Here are a few places to visit in Dubai.

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The Dubai Zoo

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The Dubai Zoo, though small, in home to many indigenous Arabian species including the Arabian Wolf which is no longer found in the wild. Located in Jumeirah, it houses Gordon's Wildcat,  nine species of large cats, seven species of primates, and the world's only captive breeding colony of Socotra Cormorants (beautiful marine diving birds native to the gulf). Along with all of these fascinating animals, there is a large aviary featuring regional birds or prey, and many Arabian mammals. A wonderful place for animal lovers and families alike!

Fee: 3 AED

type:Parks, Gardens and Zoos
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openingHours:445576475
address:Jumeirah Road

Al Ahmadiya School & Heritage House

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Established in 1912, Al Ahmadiya School was the first regular school in Dubai, located in the Al-Ras area of Deira. The two-storey building was renovated in 1995 for use as a museum of education. The oldest part of the house dates back to the 1890s, with many newer parts added in later years. It is a large courtyard house with more than 10 rooms and a rectangular windtower.

Entry Fee: Free

type:Public Buildings
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tel:04-2260286
openingHours:Regular Hours: Sat-Thur(8:30 am -20:30 pm), Fri(14:00 -20:30 pm). Ramadan Hours: Sat-Thu(9:00 am -16:30 pm), Fri(14:30-16:30 pm)
address:Deira, Al Ras Area, Behind Dubai Public Libraries

Dubai Museum

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Al Fahidi Fort, which houses the Dubai Museum, is another imposing building. It once guarded the city’s landward approaches. Built around 1799, it has served variously as palace, garrison and prison.

It was renovated in 1970 for use as a museum; further restoration and the addition of galleries was completed in 1995. Colourful and evocative dioramas, complete with life-size figures and sound and lighting effects, vividly depict everyday life in pre-oil days. Galleries rescenes from the Creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date gardens, desert and marine more..

type:Public Buildings
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tel:+971 (4) 353-1862
openingHours:Regular: Sat-Thur (8:30 am -20:30 pm), Fri(14:30 -20:30 pm). Ramadan Hours: Sat-Thur(9:00 am -17:00 pm,), Fri(14:00-17:00 pm)
address:Al Ibn Abi Talib Road

Jumeirah Mosque

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The Jumeirah Mosque is a dominant landmark of Dubai city. Built in the medieval Fatimid tradition, this stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. While strolling through the Mosque at sunset, you will be washed in shadows by this elegant formation.
The Jumeirah Mosque is built in the medieval Fatimid tradition combined with modern building materials. Considered to be one of the most attractive mosques in Dubai, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding organizes visits to the Jumeirah Mosque for non-Muslims, aimed at promoting cultural more..

type:Mosques
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tel:+971 4 230 000
address:Jumeirah Road, Jumeirah 1 (opposite Palm Strip Mall) ---Albwardy Building 2, PO Box 594, Dubai, UAE
email:info@dctpb.gov.ae

Sheikh Saeed's House

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The official residence of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai (1912-1958) and grandfather of the present Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,The house, which dates from 1896, today houses a rare collection of historic photographs, coins, stamps and documents that record Dubai’s history.

Visiting Hours : Saturday to Thursday : 08:30 am -20:30 pm , on Friday: 15:00 -20:30 pm

Visiting Hours during Ramadan: Saturday - Thursday: 09:00 am -17:00 pm, on Friday: 14:00-17:00 pm

Entry Fee: Dhs2 per Adult – Dhs. 1 Per Child.

type:Public Buildings
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tel:04-3937139
openingHours:Saturday - Thursday 8:30AM - 20:30PM, Friday: 15:00PM-20:30PM
address:Al Shindagha Area, facing end of Dubai Creek

Hatta Heritage Village

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Nestled among the Hajjar mountains, overlooking a fertile oasis, the 16th century Hatta village provides a fine example of traditional style village architecture. Dating back four hundred years, it consists of two watchtowers, a mosque and houses constructed of stone, mud, reeds and palm tree trunks built around the imposing Hatta Fort dominating the village.

Visiting Hours
Saturday to Thursday : 08:00-20:00 daily
Friday: 14:00-20:00

Ramadan:
Saturday - Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Friday: 14:00-17:00




type:Landmarks
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tel:04-8521374
openingHours:Saturday to Thursday : 08:00-20:00, Friday: 14:00-20:00

Burj Nahar

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One of the many watchtowers that once guarded the old city, built in 1870, the restored Burj Nahar in 1992 in its picturesque gardens in Deira is popular with photographers.

Entry Fee: Free

type:Hotspots
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openingHours:Open
address:Deira, Al Rasheed Rd, Next to DEWA –Burj Nahar Branch

Sheikh Obaid Bin Thani House

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Located in the Shindagha area near Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, it was built in 1916. The 1250 sq.m two storey house is made of stone and mud with traditional style windows, doors and facades. The house has been recently converted to a museum.

Visiting Hours
Saturday to Thursday : 08:30 am -20:30 pm
Friday: 14:30-20:30

Ramadan:
: Saturday - Thursday: 09:00 am -16:30 pm
Friday: 14:30-16:30 pm

Entry Fee: Free


type:Public Buildings
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tel:04-3933240
openingHours:Saturday to Thursday : 08:30 am -20:30 pm, Friday: 14:30-20:30
address:Al Shindagha Area, near Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

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