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Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai's thoroughfare, Sheikh Zayed Road, is often seen in all its silvery steel glamour in Instagram feeds, but it makes for a unique experience in person, too. The roadway is lined with dozens of restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy a glitzy meal with friends against the backdrop of cars and trucks whizzing past. Visit at sunset for a nice breeze and even nicer views. Art lovers should head to DIFC to enjoy free art nights. After the sun goes down, cool off with a drink at the Sheraton's Level 43 Sky Lounge, where you’ll be flanked by identical towers piercing Dubai’s sky. Pro tip: Use the metro stations to get from one side of the highway to the other.
By Rend Beiruti, AFAR Local Expert
Dubai - United Arab Emirates