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    Scenic beaches, landscapes, unforgettable cultural experiences, shopping, international entertainment and restaurants from around the world - Dubai has something for everyone. Whether you're shopping, adventurous, gastronomic or simply relaxing, this bustling city offers an unparalleled variety of attractions and activities.

    Al Jaddaf literally means "the oarsman" and the area was primarily a shipyard for building traditional sailing vessels known as "dhows." Today, the Jaddaf shipyards are the only location for the construction and maintenance of these traditional boats. Located to the west of the city, Al Jaddaf borders Bur Dubai, Al Karama and Dubai Creek. Cultural developments in the area include the Jameel Art Center, the Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.