Dubai is one of the most tourist friendly places on Earth. Designed to entice, impress and beckon, Dubai is really the places to visit, to soak in all things tourist friendly. With the world’s tallest tower, man made islands, underwater hotels and buildings that spin, Dubai truly knows how to make you stop and behold. A little known fact to the tourist is that the typical Emiratis make u only twelve percent of the population in Dubai, and they are wealth. The town on the other hand is made up of working class population mostly from the Indian Sub Continent and other gulf countries. Most others are expats from the west and all over, actually.

The way to sightseeing in Dubai is to start off with a tour into Old Dubai. The way to begin this would be to get a glimpse of the first school in Dubai- Al Ahmadiya School, Built in 1912, this was Dubai’s first school and has now been nicely restored. It would be a stretch to call the exhibits of old reed pens and diplomas.

The next place to go would be Bastakiya District where you will find several traditional buildings that are now restored. This area will give you a sense of Dubai before it was made into all that glamour it is now.

Jumeriah Mosque is the largest mosque in the city, it has some exquisite architecture and beautiful Arabic calligraphy that will leave you spell bound. It is open for visits by non-Muslims.

Moving towards all that is modern now, your first place of visit should undoubtedly be the Burj Khalifa, which is one of the tallest structures in the world, only beaten by the Shanghai World Financial Center. With the Dubai Mall on the ground floor and fountain system-Vegas inspired, the Burg Khalifa is an architecture wonder of the modern day worth visiting.

Burj-al-Arab hotel is a self proclaimed seven star hotel, it is a very fine hotel and worth a visit.

Dubai Marina is one of the more popular areas of modern Dubai. Here you will find some of the world class hotels, the Dubai skyline to behold, coffee shops, restaurants, and malls to start you shopping spress.

Palm islands, s the palace to go to when in Dubai. They are a group of three large artificial islands. Each of the islands is shaped like a palm leaf, with a trunk connected to the mainland, fronds extending from the trunk, and a crescent (a breakwater encircling the trunk and fronds). Of the three planned, the Palm Jumeirah, at 5km square and near Dubai Marina, is the only one yet open, connected to the mainland by a freeway bridge and a monorail and sporting marinas, luxury resorts, and upscale shopping areas.