Dubai is the second largest of the seven emirates, which make up the United Arab Emirates. It is the leading centre for business and tourism in the UAE and has around 3 million inhabitants.
Dubai offers the visitor fascinating contrasts of a modern city, of east and west, of old and new and endless desert. The cosmopolitan city Dubai combines the comfort of the western world with the warm hospitality of Arabia.
Dubai offers marvelous facilities for various sports and recreation, from water sports and golf to desert safaris and dhow cruises. It is also a great place to enjoy year-round sunshine on white sandy beaches.
From traditional souks to exquisite shopping malls, Dubai has something to offer for every shoppers need.
It is approximately 2 hours drive to the capital of Abu Dhabi (depending on location and traffic).
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The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding has been established to increase awareness and understanding between the different nationalities, which live in and visit Dubai through some of below cultural programs:
Enjoy a guided tour of the Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood, one of the oldest residential districts in Dubai. The tour includes a visit to the Diwan Mosque.
Tour includes Arabic coffee & dates, a short walk through the Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood, a visit to the many souqs, and an abra ride on a traditional water taxi crossing the Dubai creek to Deira.
Jumeirah Mosque Visit
The visit to the iconic Jumeirah Mosque offers an opportunity to interact with your guide, ask plenty of questions and take photographs!
Modest dress is kindly requested, however traditional attire can be borrowed from the Mosque.
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Getting here from the other emirates
From Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah take the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road E311.
By Public Bus
There are several inter-emirate and intercity buses provided by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which go to Dubai. NOL cards or paper tickets are required (passengers must check with the ticket vending office).
Please click on the below link to check the bus routes, timetables, fares and frequency of service:
By Airline Coach
From Abu Dhabi
If you have an economy flight booked with Etihad Airways, you can get a complimentary shuttle service between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Passengers are picked up at Abu Dhabi International Airport and drop-off is at Etihad Travel Mall in Downtown Dubai.
Please book in advance with the airline to ensure you get a place on the coach.
From Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah
Seawings offers flights from Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai, with a water take-off and landing.
Click on the link to check prices and to book a flight: