Collected by Harriet Sanford
57, Opposite to Abra, Ali Bin Abi Talib Street, Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Whether you're looking for upholstery fabric for a sofa back home, or want a tailor to whip you up a silk tunic, the textile souk has it all. There are hundreds of little shops lining the narrow passages, and you can find cheap cotton-poly blends...
Baniyas Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai is the modern-day mekka for savvy shoppers. Your craving for luxury brands can be satisfied at the world's largest Dubai Mall or the Mall of the Emirates. For a more authentic experience, choose the centuries-old Deira souks instead. Deira...
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Al Hamriya - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Its 17:45 and you are lost in a traditional souk, shopping for gold or exotic spices. From the distance you see a glimpse of the river, you slowly approach it. The river opens up and you can really take its majesty - the wind towers, the abras...
Al Maktoum Street, Al Rigga - Near Clock Tower, Behind Emirates Gas Station - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
This Old Dubai institution serves up some of the most flavourful, authentic Chinese fare - be it spicy chicken gooteys (pan-fried dumplings with a crunchy lace on the underside) and Peking Duck. Their Double Taste Duck is the one to pick, with...
6 King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Shoppers, restaurant connoisseurs, travelers, and cultural enthusiasts will find the impressively designed Madinat Jumeirah a treat for all their passions. This area, once the residence of pearl divers, fishermen, and traders, is now home to many...
Warehouse 10, Cnr 7A and 4A Street - Al Manara, Al Quoz - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Raw Coffee is an artisanal coffeehouse that won't disappoint. These guys are passionate about coffee, and put an emphasis on using locally roasted, ethically sourced beans to produce their high-quality brew. Arguably the best cup of joe in town....
Bastakiya - دبي - United Arab Emirates
The Majlis Gallery is more than a conventional art gallery—here innovative displays complement the work of a wide array of artists in a beautiful courtyard. The name also hints at its purpose, as a 'majlis' is Arabic for 'place of sitting,' or...
Street 8 - Al Quoz 1 - دبي - United Arab Emirates
Carbon 12 is a hub for international contemporary artists in Dubai. Having opened in 2008, the gallery has hosted numerous exhibitions, and continues to grow in influence. Artists like Philip Mueller, Jamie Baldrige, and Katherine Bernhardt have...
Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Admit it; you're curious. A ski hill in the middle of the desert, on the Persian Gulf, no less, is as wild an idea as humankind has ever concocted—but isn't dreaming big what Dubai is all about? The slopes at Ski Dubai are no substitute for...
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai's art scene continues to grow with the addition of the Emirates' newest art venue, Baginskaya Gallery. Located within Jumeirah Lake Towers, the space is both a showcase for works of fine art and a photography studio—staffed entirely by women...
MCN Hive, 1st Floor, TECOM - دبي - United Arab Emirates
Dubai's Moving Image Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Middle East. Opened to the public in 2013, this once private collection showcases the progression of visual entertainment from the 1730s through to modern-day digital cinema and...
Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and - Emirates Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Is Global Village an international mall? An amusement park? A mini-Disney? How about all of the above? The Village sprawls across a huge patch of desert just outside of downtown Dubai, and features pavilions from more than 60 countries, including...
4 B Street, Al Karama, Behind Park Regis Hotel, Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
There is such a mind-boggling variety of food cramped up in the block behind the Park Regis hotel in Karama, that your brains get fried into this chewy schmukaroo of dinner-time confusion. Should you do Ethiopian? Or Sudanese falafel? Or...
An hour's drive from the densely packed skyscrapers and shopping malls of Dubai, Al Maha, which opened in 1999 as the UAE’s first luxury desert resort, lies within a 55,600-acre nature reserve. Al Maha operates on the African safari model,...
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