For many of the tourists, Dubai is a city of modern architectural wonders housing some of the astonishingly tall high-rises, such as the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. However, the city also has quite a few fascinating places where you can get interesting insights into its rich cultural heritage. Among them is Al Seef, which is located near the Dubai Creek. This is a relatively new place, which combines the traditions of the Emirati city and modern designs to give you some truly memorable experiences while exploring it.
While enjoying your cheap holidays to Dubai in this heritage district, you’ll get to know more about the beginnings of Dubai Creek as a renowned coastal base for pearl-diving. It occupies more than a kilometre of the Creek’s shoreline and is divided into two sections. One of them features old architecture and can be described as a heritage area. It also leads you to the second section, which has more of the contemporary structures. Your visit to Al Seef would also give you the chance to experience Dubai Creek’s environment and watch the fishermen and traders crisscrossing the waters in the traditional sailing vessels called ‘dhows’. The best way to enjoy the whole experience is to take a walking tour of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood before entering Al Seef.
This heritage district in the Emirati city of Dubai also comprises sandstone buildings and wind towers. Such old structures give you a glimpse of the city’s past as you stroll through the alleyways. Al Seef has an open-air floating market that hosts Emirati art spaces and areas featuring crafts, textiles, and cuisine of the region. You can also choose to visit one of the waterfront restaurants. Some of them offer al fresco seating during certain seasons and there are a range of cuisines offered, such as Emirati, Lebanese, Japanese, and Syrian.
Your Dubai holidays would also allow you to enjoy some great shopping experiences in Al Seef’s shopping concepts that can be seen throughout the heritage district. Ladies can pick from a variety of handbags or customised jewellery at some of these places. You can also sample the Arabian perfume oils and fragrances that are meant for those seeking the more luxurious range. All of these shopping spaces are an excellent combination of Emirati hospitality, world-renowned brands, and home-grown concepts.
A stay in this part of Dubai would be no less than a dream for many of the travellers planning to explore the Emirati city. You can find three hotels in Al Seef that add up to more than 500 rooms and suites. Upon staying in any of these hotels, you can enjoy the unique experience of being amidst some of the historical and cultural wonders of the city. All of these three hotels have a distinct style of architecture. One features traditional-style architecture with natural colours, while the other has contemporary-style spaces and rooms. All of these hotels have welcoming staff, which makes sure that the stay in your chosen hotel gives you some memorable moments to cherish.