7 Places You Shouldn't Miss When You Visit Dubai Despite its dry and hot weather, Dubai has managed to attract tourists to its glittering shores. Dubai hotels in Al Barsha, Deira, Bur Dubai, or Jumeirah cater to all types of travelers, offering accommodations from budget to luxury. And if you happen to find yourself on a vacation to this amazing city, here are 7 places you should visit during your stay. Bur Dubai This is Dubai's historic district and is home to many traditional Arabian heritage houses, as well as several mosques, including the Grand Mosque. This district is famous for its souks or open-air marketplace. Al Bastakiya Bastakiya is Dubai's preserved traditional district. If you have an appreciation for early architecture, then you will love the labyrinth of vintage Arabian houses and wind towers here. The streets are very narrow and it is easy to get lost around here, so make sure you have a guide or map with you. Also located in Al Bastakiya are the Basta Arts Café and Majlis Gallery. Dubai Marina Dubai Marina is the epicenter of modern Dubai. It is considered one of the largest man-made marinas in the world, and home to various luxury resorts, media centers, and universities. Sheikh Zayed Road Also known as E-11, a vast ten-lane highway flanked by an extraordinary sequence of marvelous high-rises on both sides. The highway starts near Maqta Bridge in Abu Dhabi and in turn becomes Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai before terminating in Ras Al Khaima near the Oman border. Emirates Towers The towers are another example of Dubai's impressive architectural progress. The pair of triangular-topped modernist towers is made up of the Emirates Office Tower and the Jumeirah Emirates Hotel. The towers have a combined parking space for 1,800 cars. Burj Al Arab Standing at 1,053 feet, Burj Al Arab is the 4th tallest hotel in the world and easily one of the best accommodation in Dubai. The hotel's design mimics the sail of a ship, making it the city's most iconic landmark. The hotel is often referred to as “the world's only 7-star hotel,” though it is officially rated as a 5-star deluxe hotel. Mall of the Emirates This mall is Dubai's second largest shopping center behind Dubai Mall, boasting a total area of 600,000 square meters. It is located in the city's Al Barsha District and plays host to more than 30 million visitors and shoppers annually. Mall of the Emirates is also close to many hotels in Al Barsha, Dubai, which makes it a convenient destination for many tourists.