Bur Dubai: Exploring Heritage and Hospitality

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Bur Dubai area is a historical district, which is located on the western side of Dubai Creek. This area is home to so many historical sites such as the Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, and Al Singhada Historical District. 

It is the oldest neighbourhood in the city. Furthermore, the present Dubai and all the other Arab Emirates are said to have originated from this location. You can indeed refer to this place as the heart and soul of Dubai. So, to discover the real Dubai you must visit the Bur Dubai area. 

Bur Dubai Places to Visit

Places to Visit 

  • Al Seef- It is one of the most popular leisure districts. It’s a neighbourhood which offers shopping and dining facilities. Additionally, you can choose to stay at one of the boutique hotels there. This place also offers fabulous views of the Dubai creek.
  • Grand Mosque– It is one of the oldest mosques in Dubai. It was built in the year 1850. This mosque has a capacity of 1,200 worshippers, it also has the tallest minaret in Dubai. The mosque is located opposite to the Dubai Museum. It is one of the biggest mosques in the world. The mosque offers amazing architectural pieces around the place.  
  • Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood– You can also call this place the cultural and heritage hub of Dubai. Firstly, it is a heritage site with traditional wind towers, which are constructed from sandstone and teak. Secondly, you can go for a walk in this historic neighbourhood. Moreover, you can stop by the Arabian Tea House if you’re in for an Emirati treat. 

Souks of Bur Dubai

If you want to indulge yourself in a fun and exciting shopping spree, then you must visit the souks of Dubai. Individuals can even bargain over the products according to their own will. 

  • Gold Souk- This marketplace in the Bur Dubai area, has over 300 jewellery shops. You can buy gold from here at cheap rates. It is one of the largest gold markets in the world. So, it’s a must-visit place for buying gold in Dubai. The gold souk is restocked with 10 tons of gold every day. 
  • Dubai Old Souk- This is another marketplace in the city of Dubai. It has hundreds of retail shops which sell Arabian textiles, footwear, and food. It is a fun and touristy place. One must visit this place if you want to explore the old Dubai. 

You can even find malls like Burjuman Mall, which has stores for high-end fashion brands. Additionally, Meena Bazaar is also present which is popular as Dubai’s “Little India”. 

Restaurants in Bur Dubai

When you’re done exploring the historical neighbourhoods, you can get a taste of culinary dishes. So, you must visit the cafes and restaurants in the area. Here you can enjoy Arabian Tea, and traditional Emirati dishes at famous restaurants. As this area is home to many Indian families, it also has the best Indian restaurants in town.  

  • Veganesha
  • Arabian Tea House
  • Al Ustad Special Kabab
  • Wafi Gourmet
  • SpiceKlub- Best Indian Vegetarian Restaurant Dubai
  • Rasoi Ghar Restaurant LLC

Hotels in Bur Dubai

This area has some of the best hotels in the Dubai city tour. Due to the proximity with all the major attractions. The Dubai International Hotel is just 8 km away from the Bur Dubai Area. This area is home to some of the city’s best hotels. So, here’s a list of some of the top accommodations you can find in the area.

  • Rove Healthcare City Hotels– It’s a perfect place to stay in Dubai. It has comfortable rooms, modern amenities, along with convenient location. 
  • City Seasons Tower- This hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Dubai. So, during your stay you can take advantage of the amenities of the hotel like a rooftop pool and free breakfast.
  • Four Points Sheraton- It’s a 4 star property in the Bur Dubai area. It’s only a few minutes away from the top Dubai tourist attractions in the city.
  • Novotel Bur Dubai- It is ideally located, close to all the major attractions in the area. So, it’s a perfect stay for leisure travellers.

Nearby Attractions 

  • Dubai Garden Glow- It is a popular tourist destination in the city. It’s a perfect place for emerging artists to show their artwork. The Dubai Garden Glow has mainly 5 stunning sections.
  • Dubai Dolphinarium- Millions of visitors visit this place every year. You can see varieties of marine species like fish, dolphins, and birds. Dubai Dolphinarium is a family friendly destination that offers activities for all age groups. 
  • Dubai Frame- It opened in the year 2018, it’s a rectangular picture frame. The Dubai frame provides grand views of both parts of the city. It is also the world’s largest picture frame.


In conclusion, if you want to explore the traditional souks and architectural places you must visit the Bur Dubai area. From heritage villages to cultural festivals, the area also hosts lots of events. Connect with Travel Saga Tourism to book your Dubai City Tour. You can visit our website for more tour related information.