Dubai was a fishing and pearling village less than 50 years ago, which is hard to believe since today it is one of the most modern cities in the world. The architecture of its modern buildings and sky scrapers is the finest in the Middle East.
Sightseeing within the city centre is split mainly between Deira, on the right bank of the Dubai creek and historic Bur Dubai on the other bank. Deira, is home to the best shopping and is the business and commercial centre of the city. Bur Dubai has less of a bustling atmosphere and is home to a number of tourist attractions, including the Dubai Museum, Grand Mosque and Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum’s House.
Dubai is now also home to the second most famous ocean liner in the world, the QE2.