Fancy exploring one of the oldest areas in Dubai? An ancient gem in Dubai, Bur Dubai is packed with history, culture, and tradition. So, whether you want to get a dose of Dubai’s history or savor lip-smacking street food, this is just where you must head. Plus, you will not need more than AED 10 to experience these super fun things in the area!
1. Get A Dose Of History At The Dubai Museum
Situated in the buzzing lanes of Bur Dubai, the Dubai museum has an architecture which dates back to centuries. The museum has an interesting collection of things, giving you a glimpse of what the city was like before glamour and glitz took over. There’s also an in-house souvenir store which lets you take home a piece of Dubai’s rich heritage.
Price: AED 3
2. Explore Al Seef
The newly furbished waterfront is decked with an array of restaurants, cafes and of course breathtaking views. The entry is absolutely free, so you can head here for a lazy stroll along the waters or to grab a quick bite in the uber-plush cafes. And as you walk, don’t forget to marvel at the Emirati architecture.
3. Binge On Meena Bazaar’s Street Food
It’s not just in India that you will find road-side paani puri and sandwiches. Dubai has it in pockets too and Meena Bazar tops the list. So, whether you are craving chaat or sandwich, the Bazar’s street food has it all and at a very reasonable price. Apart from treating foodies to a range of delicacies, the bazaar is also a haven to shopaholics. While it is famous for gold, the stores here also sell clothes, bags, perfumes and more. In short- a one stop shop! So, head here, shop till you drop and treat yourself to scrumptious street food- Definitely the perfect end to your happy holiday!
Price: Entry into the Bazaar is free
4. Visit Al Farooq Omar bin Al Khattab Mosque
If you feel touristy, head to the Al Farooq Omar bin Al Khattab Mosque. Inspired by Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, this mosque sprawls across 4,200 square meters and houses up to 2,000 worshippers. Immerse in true Emirati culture or spend an afternoon at the Blue Mosque library to flipping over 4,000 books from Islam and other religions. And of course, don’t forget to click pictures of the immaculate beauty.
5. Hop On To An Abra
This is ideally the first thing one would do when in Bur Dubai! The good old Abra ride will set you off by just AED 1. Hop onto the ancient boat and enjoy the stunning views as you sail your way to the spice souk on the other side.
Price: AED 1
6. Grab A Burger At Jabal Al Noor
Feeling a little peckish? Head to Jabal Al Noor to satiate your 4:00 pm hunger pangs. This age-old cafeteria serves the best burger all for AED 10. You could either bite into a juicy chicken burger or get a little adventurous and try their Jumbo prawn burger– all for AED 10! The cafe also has Shawarmas, juices, sandwiches, and other knick-knacks.
Price: AED 10