History Around Jumeirah – A Glimpse into the Past

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If you’re holidaying in Dubai, you simply shouldn’t miss out on the historic sites that each tell a story of its own. Here are a few places to add to your travel itinerary.

Madinat Jumeirah

If you want to experience a traditional Arab village, you must visit Madinat Jumeirah, 15 minutes from Oaks Liwa Heights. A contemporary interpretation of an Arab village together with a souq, waterways, hotels, and villas is what you’ll be able to witness here. An exceptional view awaits you in the night when the gardens are beautifully lit and the Burj Al Arab gleams in the background.

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Jumeirah Mosque

One of Dubai’s most beautiful mosques, the Jumeirah Mosque is one of the handfuls of mosques that are open to non-Muslims. After you’re done with your tour of the mosque, don’t miss out on the cappuccino with camel milk in the café within the grounds of the mosque.

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Dubai Museum

The museum looks like a sandcastle from outside, but it’s actually a fort which goes by the name ‘AL Fahidi Fort’. Established in the year 1799, it’s the oldest building standing strong in Dubai. The fort was initially built to prevent the foreign invaders from entering the city. Take a break from enjoying your serviced apartments in Dubai and experience the rich heritage and culture of Dubai Museum since its inception in 1971.

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Heritage House

This ancient monument was constructed in 1890, before being restored in 1994. It was initially a rich pearl merchant’s home. Inspired by traditional designs of Bastakiya buildings, the house is patterned with gypsum and coral.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

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