What did the glittering metropolis of Dubai once look like? Find out at Al Shindagha, the birthplace of the ruler of Dubai, near the mouth of the Dubai Creek in Bur Dubai. Here, an Arabic village with stone houses, Bedouin tents, wind-tower houses, and market stalls has been faithfully restored. Arabic foods can be sampled at various cooking stations, while the Diving Village provides information on pearl fishing. The best part: Entry is free of charge!