Canal at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Canal and classically inspired buildings in the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, located just south of the landmark Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel. This relatively new souk is designed to look like a traditional Arabian market. In it you’ll find an eclectic mix of quirky shops, art galleries, antique stores, and high-end clothing boutiques. There are also 25 restaurants to choose from, many of which are built alongside the canal that winds throughout the site. Even if you don’t like shopping, it would be difficult not to be impressed by the beauty and harmony of its architecture.