Bur Dubai

Award-winning restaurants and some of the best views of Dubai Creek make staying in Bur Dubai an experience you won't want to miss.

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Described as a mismatch, Bur Dubai refers to a number of small districts next to the Dubai Creek. It's popular for its various historical attractions, including art galleries, museums and architecture.

Overview

As a popular residential area, Bur Dubai offers a wide selection of attractions and amenities to complete the perfect holiday. Although nestled on the southern side of the Creek, it has a number of bustling, high-end restaurants and shopping malls to keep you entertained in your downtime. But it is perhaps the miles upon miles of rich history and culture that is what makes Bur Dubai such a must-see destination.

Where to stay

Thanks to the mismatch of smaller districts, there are plenty of places to stay to suit all price ranges and tastes. Right next to the Creek and within walking distance of shops, restaurants and shopping malls - not to mention the historic attractions - it's difficult to find a better place to stay than Bur Dubai.

Melia Dubai Hotel

Located right in the heart of the historic area of Dubai, the Melia Dubai Hotel is a luxury hotel with everything you would need right on the doorstep including some of the area's biggest attractions. From a rooftop lounge to a comprehensive spa, this hotel offers a serene and relaxing experience for those who want to indulge in the delights of the area.

Asiana Hotel Dubai

With an interior heavily influenced by Asian ancient civilisations, the Asiana Hotel Dubai gives you a taste of Arabian hospitality, allowing you to completely unwind and relax. Perhaps the biggest draw of this hotel is its signature restaurant, where guests can dine on top class food, while taking in the breathtaking surroundings. If you should want to leave the serenity of the Asiana, the Dubai Shopping Malls are close by, as are a variety of restaurants.

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

Overlooking the Dubai Creek, it's hard to find a more picturesque site than the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. Whether you come looking for culture, relaxing or are after a more thrill-seeking holiday, it is perfectly situated to allow you to get the most from your break. Staying at this hotel gives you complimentary access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark and has two outdoor swimming pools of its own if you decide to not venture outside. It's also a short distance from the Irish and Century villages, giving you easy access to a wide variety of cuisines and restaurants.

Where to eat

With its various influences, Bur Dubai is the perfect place to find cuisines from all over the world. From the highest class of fine dining to more relaxed eateries, the area is ideal for finding something to satisfy your taste buds.

Antique Bazaar Restaurant

If you are looking to be treated like royalty at an Indian banquet, then look no further. The Antique Bazaar serves a wonderful variety of authentic Indian recipes from thalis and dosas to flavoursome curries. Expect every food whim to be catered to, as this award-winning restaurant will ensure you get exactly what you want, whether you are health conscious or have strict dietary requirements.

The Farm Restaurant

You can soothe both your appetite and your soul at the Farm, thanks to its al-fresco setting and wide variety of dishes on offer. Nestled in the middle of waves of greenery, diners will benefit from a serene and welcoming atmosphere as they sample any one of the delicious salads to choose from. The Farm enables you to handpick some ingredients, allowing you to completely customise your own meal - perfect if you treat your body like a temple.

Ossiano restaurant

Fine dining is not hard to come by in Bur Dubai, but the Ossiano is hard to beat with its breath-taking decor. Patrons can watch a myriad of marine life go past as the Ambassador Lagoon surrounds the restaurant. If you really want the Ossiano experience, the Amuse Bouche allows you to try eight courses so you can bask in your surroundings, while always having something to sample.

What to do and see

Bur Dubai is within easy access of a wide range of activities and attractions, meaning you are set whether you have come as a couple, with friends or as a young family. Whether you want to stay locally, or explore a little further into Dubai, there is plenty to do and see - no matter what your interests are.

Children's City

If you have a young family - or just the young at heart - Children's City is a perfect way to spend the day. Welcoming people of all ages, it is made of Lego-style buildings that will engage the whole family. From a special play area for toddlers, to giant computers, interactive games and even a magic carpet simulator, Children's City is a fun and engaging attraction.

Dubai Museum

Soaking up a bit of the local culture is easy to do in Bur Dubai, and the Al Fahidi Fort Museum is a great place to start. Home to local rulers in the late 19th century, the Fort has had a number of uses but is now the main attraction in one of Dubai's best museums. Far from a boring, stale building, this attraction will engage even young children thanks to its interesting decor of bronze cannons and other weapons. Learn everything you've ever wanted to know about Dubai's history through video footage and dioramas.

Dubai Creek

Some of the city's best sights can be seen by walking through the Dubai Creek. If you are looking to take in the area at your own pace, then there is no better attraction. Aside from the breathtaking scenery, you can find a myriad of restaurants to sustain you along the way. Walk the creek at night for a particularly beautiful experience as you witness this incredible area truly come alive.

Conclusions

A melting pot of different cultures and attractions, Bur Dubai is a place that seamlessly mixes luxury and serenity. From the finest restaurants to places of unique history, you can see why people come back to the area time and time again.

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