The name Bur Dubai literally translates to 'mainland Dubai', and this area is Dubai's historic district. There are many attractions to be found in the area, including the Grand Mosque, and the city's only Hindu Temple. This district is also home to several top-class hotels offering luxury accommodation and fabulous amenities in beautiful surroundings. Many of the multi-storey hotels offer panoramic views across the city and the location means they are suitable for both business and tourist guests.
Top Things in Bur Dubai
The Grand Mosque has the tallest minaret in the city and is a must-see for tourists.
The Al Khallej is a shopping centre that is home to some of the city's most luxurious stores and boutiques and is perfect for those who need a few souvenirs.
Bur Dubai's Heritage Village is the ideal place to visit to see some of the local artisans in action and pick up some traditional items.
Bur Dubai Hotels
There are plenty of cheap hotels in Bur Dubai, and the area also has a large number of recently built hotels, for those who prefer all the mod cons. The district is ideally located for both those who are travelling on business and those who are on holiday, as the main commercial district is within easy reach of many of the hotels in the area. Bur Dubai accommodation options range from budget hotels to luxurious establishments.
Alcohol is not freely available in Dubai and is usually only served in hotel bars. Most clubs have a minimum age limit of 25 for anyone wishing to enter. Visitors can sample The Chill Rooftop Lounge in Bur Dubai, situated at the top of the Royal Ascot Hotel, popular due to its oasis like surroundings and spectacular views. Clubs and discos must close by three in the morning, and some will have a dress code, although generally dress codes are fairly relaxed.