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Artspace

Dedicated to the promotion of modern and contemporary Middle Eastern and Iranian art and artists, Artspace caters to the tastes and trends of Dubai’s sophisticated art scene and the gallery's discerning worldwide collector base. They have a strong understanding of their market and exhibit names of international recognition, which are often found at auction.

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27th St, The Gate Village Building 3, Level 2, DIFC

+971 4 323 0820

www.artspace-dubai.com/

The Fountains

The world’s largest choreographed fountain performs daily, offering a breathtaking show of sights and sounds, using 6,600 lights, 25 colored projectors and 22,000 gallons of airborne water, synced with classical, Arabic and world music. Water jets shoot as high as 500ft— the equivalent of a 50 storey building. A spectacle so gigantic its even visible from space.

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Dubai Mall, Downtown

800 38224 6255

www.thedubaimall.com/en/entertain/thedubaifountain.aspx

Jumeirah Mosque

This beautiful example of Islamic architecture has over the past ten years, become renowned as the only mosque in Dubai which is open to the public and dedicated to receiving non-Muslim guests. Guests are offered a unique opportunity to learn about Emirati culture and religion in a relaxed, casual and open atmosphere.

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Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1

+971 4 353 6666

www.cultures.ae/index.php/ouractivities/jumeirah-mosque-visit

Diera Old Souk and Spice Souk

Dubai’s largest and oldest souk sells everything from spices to textiles, Arabic perfumes, incense and gold. Peruse the fragrant alleyways of the spice souk then head north to the colourful textile souk with its variety of luxurious fabrics such as cashmere and silk, followed by the gold souk offering jewelry made from gold, silver, diamonds and other precious metals and stones.

Dubai Creek

From the trading port on the Gulf to the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary on the desert edge of Dubai, hop aboard a traditional dhow boat to the cultural old spice, gold and textile souks, taking in the sights - including some of the most iconic buildings alongside the Diera side of the Creek - on the way.