Dubai was originally a small fishing village turned into a busy port on the ancient trade route between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley, and today quickly turned into an international business center and modern tourist destination following to the discovery of oil in 1966.
Currently, the position of Dubai as a leading business center in the country is still being updated and improved with new developments, providing the infrastructure and equipment needed to facilitate community, including world class hotels, shopping plazas and outstanding sports facilities. Dubai had been divided the city center into two parts: Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south and. Each has their market share, restaurants, place for central expenses, hotel costs, and mosques.
One of the main attractions of Dubai is the city shops. As an open port with a lower import tariff, Dubai offers a range of exceptional brands for lower prices and tax free environment, which brings visitors to world paradise of shopping, markets, shops and modern boutiques. Shopping is one of the sources of attracting millions of visitors to the city.
There is various interesting places in Dubai which you can visit, some of them are:
- Grand Mosque – a distinguished landmark of Dubai
- Dubai Museum – One of the most impressive museum which exhibits the underwater world of pearl-diving
- Dubai World Trade Centre – an attraction for exhibitors and visitors from all over the world
- The Souks – the most authentic places to visit and go for shopping
- Bastakiya – an old city which famous for its wind towers
The best attraction in Dubai is Burj Khalifa, which has at over 800 metres (2625 feet) and includes more than 160 stories. It currently holds various world records such as:
- Tallest building in the world
- Highest number of stories in the world
- Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
- Tallest service elevator in the world
The best time to travel to Dubai, which is blisteringly hot during the cooler, then months between November and February, but even if you can not avoid the heat, you can take shelter in air-conditioned buildings within the city.