Al Fahidi

Today we visited Al Fahidi, the oldest neighborhood in Dubai. This is the historical quarter of the city and its ensemble of museums plus restored buildings and houses deserves the visitors’ attention. I especially enjoyed the traditional houses with its wind towers, which reminded me of Yadz in Iran, and the Camel Museum that we found by chance.

The Camel Museum is a very interesting museum located in a traditional house used in the past as a Camel stable for Sheikhs. This museum explains everything related to camels, camel races and the prominence that camels attained in the Arab society. Still today, a camel is a very precious and expensive possession.

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No visit to Dubai can be complete without a stroll along Bur Dubai Souq, where sellers tried to catch our attention with their best offers. I could not resist the temptation and I bought a fake Barça T-shirt with the name of Messi, lol

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After some shopping,  Deira creek with its traditional dhows was the perfect place for some people watching.

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In the afternoon, we left Dubai by bus, direction to Muscat.

My tips :

  • Tulip Hotel Apartments. Very central place, at only 500 metres away from Khalid Bin Al Waleed Metro Station. Super equipped, you can cook or do your laundry by yourself. It has a swimming pool on the top of the roof and other facilities. We paid 70€ but I think it was a last minute offer (we had booked only half an hour before our check in). That was the least expensive accommodation during my Oman trip!
  • Camel Museum. The museum is located at Al Shandagha Historical District on the banks of Dubai Creek. Free entrance.
  • Oman National Transport Company runs express buses from Muscat to Dubai (5 hours or so). In Dubai the office and bus stop is at Deira, next to the Caravan Restaurant. Bus leaves in the afternoon. Buy your ticket few hours before your departure time.

 

My Dubai Pictures :

 

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