8 Touristic Hidden Gems in Dubai

Published March 16th, 2021 - 12:15 GMT

Dubai has become one of the major tourist destinations in the last decade; with its beautiful beaches, skyscrapers, luxurious hotels, resorts, world-class restaurants and a very vibrant entertainment scene. However, many tourists tend to forget visiting the iconic historical places of this modern city.

Here are 8 historical hidden gems in the fascinating city, Dubai.

 

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1. Al Shindagha Museum

1. Shindagha Museum: The museum tells the universal tale of human innovation, resilience, and the desire for progress which shaped the Dubai of nowadays. The museum welcomes visitors every day from 10AM to 8PM, except on Tuesdays.

2. The Gold Souk

2. The Gold Souk: Dubai’s Gold Souk is a traditional market dedicated to selling and buying of the yellow metal. The souk is located in Dubai's commercial business district in Deira, in the locality of Al Dhagaya. The souk consists of over 380 retailers, most of whom are jewelry traders.

3. The Spice Souk

3. The Spice Souk: Dubai Spice Souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market in the beautiful Emirate. The Spice Souk is located in eastern Dubai, in Deira and is adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk. The Spice Souk is situated on Baniyas Street, in the locality of Al Ras.

4. Dubai Creek

4. Dubai Creek: In the past, Dubai Creek was the city's only port, for centuries it has served as its beating heart and the backbone of its vital economy. There is no better way than wandering around on foot in the magnificent area before taking a traditional abra to see the beautiful sights of the water, and see a picture of Dubai in the past.

5. Museum of Illusions

5. Museum of Illusions: It is a unique destination! It is suitable for all ages and offers them an interactive experience that stimulates the senses through fascinating different exhibits such as the zero gravity room, the rotating room, the infinity room and others! The museum welcomes intrigued visitors from 10AM to 10PM during weekdays and from 10AM to 11PM on weekends.

6. Dubai Frame

6. Dubai Frame: it is an iconic structure that ‘frames’ impressive views of Old and New Dubai, while serving as a metaphorical bridge connecting the emirate’s rich past with its magnificent present. This beautiful attraction is located in Zabeel Park.

7. Seawings

7. Seawings: Tourists can experience spectacular views of Dubai's skyscrapers, beaches and architectural wonders on a 40-minute seaplane flight.

8. Arabian Tea House

8. Arabian Tea House: This is the first authentic Emirati restaurant that opened its doors in 1997. A visit to this historical place is more of a time travelling experience! Dubai Tourism cites the tea house as a cultural reference point and recently both the Michelin-starred culinary expert and author Geoffrey Zakarian and TV star Martha Stewart visited the tea house, praising it in their blogs and social media platforms.

1. Al Shindagha Museum
2. The Gold Souk
3. The Spice Souk
4. Dubai Creek
5. Museum of Illusions
6. Dubai Frame
7. Seawings
8. Arabian Tea House
1. Al Shindagha Museum
1. Shindagha Museum: The museum tells the universal tale of human innovation, resilience, and the desire for progress which shaped the Dubai of nowadays. The museum welcomes visitors every day from 10AM to 8PM, except on Tuesdays.
2. The Gold Souk
2. The Gold Souk: Dubai’s Gold Souk is a traditional market dedicated to selling and buying of the yellow metal. The souk is located in Dubai's commercial business district in Deira, in the locality of Al Dhagaya. The souk consists of over 380 retailers, most of whom are jewelry traders.
3. The Spice Souk
3. The Spice Souk: Dubai Spice Souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market in the beautiful Emirate. The Spice Souk is located in eastern Dubai, in Deira and is adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk. The Spice Souk is situated on Baniyas Street, in the locality of Al Ras.
4. Dubai Creek
4. Dubai Creek: In the past, Dubai Creek was the city's only port, for centuries it has served as its beating heart and the backbone of its vital economy. There is no better way than wandering around on foot in the magnificent area before taking a traditional abra to see the beautiful sights of the water, and see a picture of Dubai in the past.
5. Museum of Illusions
5. Museum of Illusions: It is a unique destination! It is suitable for all ages and offers them an interactive experience that stimulates the senses through fascinating different exhibits such as the zero gravity room, the rotating room, the infinity room and others! The museum welcomes intrigued visitors from 10AM to 10PM during weekdays and from 10AM to 11PM on weekends.
6. Dubai Frame
6. Dubai Frame: it is an iconic structure that ‘frames’ impressive views of Old and New Dubai, while serving as a metaphorical bridge connecting the emirate’s rich past with its magnificent present. This beautiful attraction is located in Zabeel Park.
7. Seawings
7. Seawings: Tourists can experience spectacular views of Dubai's skyscrapers, beaches and architectural wonders on a 40-minute seaplane flight.
8. Arabian Tea House
8. Arabian Tea House: This is the first authentic Emirati restaurant that opened its doors in 1997. A visit to this historical place is more of a time travelling experience! Dubai Tourism cites the tea house as a cultural reference point and recently both the Michelin-starred culinary expert and author Geoffrey Zakarian and TV star Martha Stewart visited the tea house, praising it in their blogs and social media platforms.