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UAE- Interesting places

Each of the Emirate offers for fellow citizens great exotic spectacle, whether it involve the land or the current super-modern architecture, historical buildings and Arab cultural heritage. For inspiration let’s mention several types of trips by the most acclaimed modern buildings and historical sites in the UAE, which are worth to visit.

During your stay in Dubai you certainly won’t spend all Magnificent buildings and modern architecture of UAE are absolutely unique in the world. Hotels and gleaming shopping malls have their incredible forms thanks to the huge investments of rich sheikhs and foreign businessmen. There’re only few places,where you can find the original oriental atmosphere and that is in neighborhoods Bastakíja and Deira and Bur Dubai, where the smell of spices is spread all over the marketplace and business hustle peeps from every corner. Historic uptown Bastakija remained largely spared from new construction, which was begun with in seventies of the twentieth century.

Here is preserved earthen houses with traditional wind towers, which functioned as air conditioning.

Persian immigrants lived here and the borough was named after their home district. Today the ground floor of this historic buildings from the year 1902 belongs to the little shops with traditional Arabic goods.

Form of life before oil boom, pearl hunting traditions, arts and crafts workshops and products, attracting tourists to the museum Heritage and Diving Village in the UAE. In the complex of Archaeological excavations in Jumeirah,named Jumeirah Archeological Site, was preserved foundation walls of karavanseraje - residential complex and mosque from 10th century,rebuilt in 18th century. The symbol of the Jumeirah district is the mosque of the same name. If you want to know more about history, traditional life and culture you can visit for example Dubai Museum, located in a historic fort from 19th century. More on the traditional method of production and the history of Arab and Indian jewelry can be found in another interesting Gold and Diamond Park Museum, where this jewelry is exposed.

Modern symbols of Dubai are the tallest skyscraper in the world Burj Khalifa (formerly the Burj Dubai-828 meters tall), 321 meters high hotel reminiscent of sailboat - BURJ AL ARAB, the tallest seven stars hotel in the world. It’s called Arab tower and it’s new symbol of Dubai. The building has it’s place on an artificial island, whose foundations goes up to 45 meters below the seabed. For the expensive interior were used luxurious materials such as gold,granite or marble. According to investors, even the high price of hotel accommodation will not bring any gains in more then 50 years,even if the hotel would be fully booked for all this time. Just really wealthy people can afford such a luxury. "City within a city" - district Medinat Jumeirah in Dubai absorb you by it’s atmosphere of fairy tales One Thousand and One Nights, with it’s luxurious hotels and villas in the style of Arabian palaces.

 

For evening walks and meeting friends is just perfect promenade Dubai Creek, along the sea bay, which extends into the center of Dubai. Ancient Arab dhows, boxes of goods stacked on the coast and the marines playing cards remind you of an old pirate times. If you don’t want to walk, use a water taxi Abras or transport by traditional low boats with seats for up to 20 passengers. At the outfall of Dubai Creek rises high palace originally built of clay, now modified by reconstruction, which was built by the present monarch’s grandfather founder of merchant dynasty.

Emirate of Sharjah is also trying to promote tourism by various projects, for example by arranging dimensional fishing center in the bay of Chálid. Other attractions are the reasonable prices,comfortable accommodation and of course the historic core of the city and modern face as well. The relax oasis of the city is the largest square - Rolla Square, named after artistic sculpture Rolla tree. Is lined by stone pillars of Indian origin. Among the major attractions of the city are,for example, the Heritage area,old part of the city, which thanks to the perfect reconstruction of residential and merchant’s houses recalls ancient times. Some of the buildings are used as museums.Other traditional houses made of clay and limestone from coral reefs or watch and wind towers you see in the part of Al-Khan, the former fishing village. On the Ittihad Square dominates to the whole place monumental gold dome of richly decorated mosque. There are also two high minarets or the Monument of Reunification with seven seashells, which symbolize the UAE. Arab Art Collection is housed in the museum Sharjah Art Museum, where they you see works of Arab artists and art collection of royal family. All kinds of archaeological finds from all over the UAE are located in a magnificent palace of the Archaeological Museum, built in 1992. In another more then 200 years old palace we can explore the traditional Islamic religious objects, manuscripts and old books of the Koran and other antiques. Families with children will be certainly interested to visit Science Museum, which has 5 exposition halls with special departments for children. One of the biggest attractions are the fossils of dinosaurs, fossils of prehistoric sea animals or real cosmic meteorite.

Form Emirate of Sharjah you can start to explore history and sightseeing in another Emirates. For example in the Emirate of Ajman is situated historic fort from the year 1775 in which there is a museum of Islamic traditions and crafts. Very interesting historical center is located also in Fujairah the capital city of the same titled Emirate. Among the new buildings amaze you splendid palace Emira on the western outskirts of the city. Most fertile of the Emirates - Ras al-Khaimah dazzeld fans in the history of archeological excavations in Julfaru-housing estate on the northern outskirts of the city Ras al-Khaimah. In the same city you can also view the historic fort of Al-Fulayyah with adjacent mosque or collection of National Museum in Ras Al -Khaimah For exploring traditional pottery craft can go to the pottery village 6km away Haqil Wadi, near which is another already deserted village of Al-Hall with ramparts from 16th century. The dazzling city of Abu Dhabi Emirate with its mosques, skyscrapers and other structures with new ultramodern Islamic elements, indicating the western tourists in silent amazement. Remains of historical periods are still preserved in the bay of Al-Bateen, even though there are already established itself a modern construction. You can enjoy a romantic look at four preserved mosque standing on the shore of the bay, in which is anchored the Arab wooden boats, some of which remain until its destruction.

Traditional crafts and arts from the whole territory of Emirate of Abu Dhabi are presented in the museum Heritage Village. Wood and leather products, silver daggers, copper items, old ways of life and settlements of the UAE all about you can learn many interesting informations right here. You won’t miss even the animals or the possibility of camel ride or a museum with historical photographs and objects.

Al-Hosn Fort from 18th century has been reconstructed in the eighties of 20th century. The fort is also called the White Fort for its white-snow color, it’s surrounded by beautiful park, where you find new Islamic cultural center as well.

In this Emirate they certainly do not want to stay behind Dubai. Huge expenses has been spared in the construction of 800 meters long Emirate Palaces, with more than 100 domes, huge park and a private beach. The biggest dome has 42 meters in diameter. There are hotels, Congress center, highly decorated marble halls with gold ceilings, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and two large pools.

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