Take a fascinating historical journey. Travel to the magnificent Jumeirah mosque and past modern palaces sprawled along the coast. In Bastakia, stop to admire the old wind-tower houses built by wealthy merchants. Close by stands the 150- year old Al Fahidi Fort. Here, the Dubai Museum records the city's past as an important pearl diving and trading center. Board an abra (local water taxi) and cruise across the Creek, watching the modern metropolis with its splendid architecture dwarfing the bustling alleys of your next destination, the gold and spice souks.