Dubai is a metropolitan city; however, if you want to see the Old Dubai, head over to the Dubai Creek. If you do a hop on and hop off bus tour in Dubai, the Red route will take you right to the Dubai creek. The ticket also includes the cruise on the creek but be sure to allow yourself some time because it takes time to get there and then you also have to factor in the cruise time as well. It's a destination in itself. You get to see all the Arabic architectures along the shore and of course take in all the view seen from the water.