Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, has truly transformed into one of the most luxurious cities in the world. However, amidst the tall skyscrapers and the modern malls, the city hasn’t lost its cultural heritage. The emirate has had a very humble beginning. Dubai’s history dates way back to the 11th century.
In the earlier times, Dubai was known for its pearling industry, as opposed to today; it is now known as the world’s busiest touring spot. However, leaving all the modern amenities aside, Dubai has managed to maintain its rich heritage. The Dubai Museum is the most appropriate place to visit if you want to see Dubai’s history all at once. The museum gives you a perfect representation of Dubai’s past and present.
For a more ethnic feel, you can visit the Hatta village and Bastakiya. The Hatta village stands in the midst of the Hajjar mountains. The village displays the traditional architectural structures. The stone and mud houses, watchtowers and old mosques dominate the place. The Bastakiya is decorated with old-style coffee shops and art galleries. These areas are much preferred by the tourists these days.
It is really nice to visit a city and know about its history and its traditional and cultural values. When you have seen the highly modern Dubai with the architectural wonders of the world, it is a great experience to go see the humbleness of this emirate. It puts you to amazement as to how a place has transformed itself from a humble emirate to being one of the most developed and splendid cities in the world.