One of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, referred to as Al Wasl by the British Historians in the 1820’s, Dubai is located in the south of the Arabian Gulf of the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai is the second largest emirate by area and along with Abu Dhabi are the only emirates to hold the Veto Power over situations of National Importance in the country. In 1966, oil was discovered, making it one of the important Geographic Locations for Trading all around the world.
For the traveller, Dubai offers a variety of attractions which includes, Ski Dubai, The Dubai Creek, Heritage and Diving Village and many museums as well as galleries. Dubai also features the Bastakia Quarter, one of the City’s most picturesque heritage sites.
Located in Bur Dubai a historic district in Dubai, Bastakia occupies the eastern portion of Bur Dubai along the creek and presents an attractive historical neighborhood. Deriving its name from the town of Bastak in Southern Iran, this heritage site was built by Persian Merchants in the 19th Century. The area belonging to Bastakia hosts some of the well known Buildings such as the Al Fahidi Fort – the oldest building in Dubai built in the 1780’s. The Fort also houses the Dubai Museum. The Bait Al Wakeel, the Majlis Gallery, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the XVA Art Gallery are other important locations within the Bastakia Quarter.
Conveniently located in Port Saeed, Deira the Copthorne Hotel Dubai is a five minute walk away from the shopping and entertainment complex, the Deira City Centre and just ten minutes away from the Dubai International Airport. Modern and elegant, this Dubai City Centre hotel provides travellers with both business and pleasure offering them an amazing view of the Dubai Creek and the surrounding parks. This Dubai hotel provides guests with easy access to a variety of city attractions including the Dubai Creek Golf Course.