Dubai City Guide

By Amr Tahtawi

 FreedomThinkers City Guide Series

Dubai is a miracle that came out of the sand to meet the future. The locals and the government call it “the centre of now." I find this to be true and totally inspiring.

Hidden in the beauty of Dubai are so many beautiful locations the world has yet to discover. If you want to see the real city, consider visiting the 3 different faces of Dubai. 


One of the many surprises that visitors discover is the beautiful and long beach. If you are feeling adventurous, try kitesurfing or many other water sports available along the open beach of Jumeirah. This is a must visit spot.


Dubai is famous for the 'Alien' like structures that pierce the sky. These famous towers of the future are a must see and photographer's dream. Among these is the Burj Khalifa, which holds the honor of being the tallest building in the world. I recommend two spots to enjoy these views: Sheikh Zayed Road and the Dubai Marina (which also offers a variety of water and air sports to enjoy).









Dubai also cherishes their history and origins, as seen at the Old Souk or "old market". Photographers and travelers alike will enjoy taking an Abra ride with friends and strangers for a beautiful view and a newfound understanding of the original Dubai.








Check out more of Amr's photography and travels from around the world.