All the clues in this post refer to one Ya’lla Tours destination: Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Turkey, or United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).
We’ll show you images of popular tourist sites in our mystery country, along with descriptions of those sites. This time, our subject is not technically a country but more of a city-state
See the bottom of the post for the answer.
The Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding is located in the old town of our mystery city-state. The center’s purpose is to share aspects of local culture, both traditional and more modern, with visitors. Visitors are served a traditional meal and engage in open discussions with guides.
The museum pictured below is housed in an 18th-century fort in the historic district of our mystery city-state. The museum exhibits artefacts from the area, some going back five thousand years, and dioramas of traditional life.
In the 19th century, the first settlements of our mystery city-state were located along the banks of the saltwater creek pictured below. The only natural harbor around, the creek served as a port for small trading vessels and supported the traditional economies of fishing and pearling. In the mid-20th century, the creek was dredged to accommodate larger ships. Today, major shipping traffic uses the city’s two man-made ports, which are the largest man-made ports in the world. Crossing the creek by water taxi between the city’s historic districts is a popular tourist activity. The creek reaches about 8 miles inland from the Arabian Gulf and ends in the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.
Can you name that country?
This week’s mystery country is DUBAI.
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The sites in the clues are as follows:
Clue 1 – Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding
Clue 2 – Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort
Clue 3 – Dubai Creek