Dubai underrated places you must explore

January 29, 2020

 

When talking about Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Frame, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Creek and Dubai Marina are a few of the places that first come to mind. While these iconic places are a must-visit, they are not the only ones. Aside from these world-famous places to see in Dubai, the city compromises also of some discreet yet attractive places that are worth to be added on your itinerary.

Bastakiya Quarter

Built in the 18th century, the Bastakiya Quarter was once home to wealthy Persian merchants who visited the Emirate of Dubai for trading. With its commendable architecture, wooden doors and lattices, Bastakiya Quarter feature wind towers that have a unique charm you would not find anywhere else in modern Dubai. While the place is fascinating during the day, it is even more enchanting at night when it is lit up by numerous lights. Home to some of the oldest buildings in the city, a tour of the Bastakiya Quarter is one of the best things to do in Dubai. It will take you back to the ancient days, when the Emirate had not become the modern city it is today.

The Coffee Museum

A very pristine and peaceful place, the Coffee Museum is situated in the centre of the beautiful Al Fahidi Historical District. It is one of the best places to visit if you want to experience the culture and heritage of Dubai. The place does not only allow you to drink different kinds of coffee, but it also gives interesting information about Dubai’s history. Additionally, in case you want to purchase your personal coffee blend at home you can always buy all the necessary equipment here.

Mercato Mall

Shopping in Dubai is certainly a must-do when in Dubai. While there are a lot of shopping malls in the city, there is this one mall that turns your shopping experience to the next level.

Mercato is a modestly sized shopping mall, covering an area of around 643,067 square feet, located in the heart of Jumeirah. What sets it apart from other malls in the Emirate is its architectural brilliance that is inspired by the Italian Renaissance.

A walk through the mall transports you to the streets of old Italy with cobbled streets, picturesque balconies and even a bridge that offers a sweeping view of the mall. Mercato Mall has over 140 shops including international brands and service outlets. It is open to the public every day from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. To know more about this unique shopping malls, visit their official website at https://mercatoshoppingmall.com/