The Traditional Side of Dubai

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Dubai appears to be a modern city with its towering futuristic architecture, tangle of freeways, and high-tech infrastructure. Yet it's also a very old city—or rather, a former fishing and trading village with evidence of settlements dating to the Bronze Age. It's steeped in tradition based on a rich Bedouin culture, the Islamic religion, and a conservative yet tolerant Emirati society. You can experience the oldest and most fascinating parts of the city around Dubai Creek.

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