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Al Musalla Rd. - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Don't miss an opportunity to have a meal (breakfast or lunch) at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU). This modest structure is tucked into the Al Bastakiya neighborhood and offers tourists and locals alike an opportunity...
26 34 St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
I was lucky enough to visit the gold and spice souks in Dubai with an Arabic-speaking friend who helped me talk the shop owners down on everything from fabric and pillowcases to dried roses and cinnamon sticks. We were impressed by the...
Al Ras Near Ahmadiya School - Dubai United Arab Emirates - دبي - United Arab Emirates
Slightly worn out from haggling at the souks or climbing Mount Burj Khalifa? Stop by at Ahmedia Heritage Guest House for an afternoon serving of rice pilaf. Many incarnations of pilaf exist throughout the region, but most include a serving of some...
Ground Floor, Dubai Festival City Mall, Near P.F.Chang's, Canal Walk - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
In Festival City, Al Fanar is the go to dining destination for expats with out of town guests hoping to sample Emirati food. With the mannequins in traditional garb and fiberglass camels, the décor smacks of a museum diorama but the grub is...
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
A culturally enriching experience in Dubai is a visit to the Jumeirah Mosque. Many mosques do not allow non-Muslims to walk inside. This particular mosque has dedicated several times during the week for people to visit and learn about Islam and...
Dubai - Al Ain Road - Al Marmoom - دبي - United Arab Emirates
The Camel Racing Festival is free and open to the public, and celebrates a sport that has deep cultural roots in the region. Much like the city itself, the current festival has a modern twist (as you can see): robot-jockey-mounted camels gallop...
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Very little of Dubai would be considered “old”, but the Dubai Museum, housed in a former fort, is a good introduction to the city 100 years ago. While walking around houses and boats from the early 20th century, it’s a little jarring to hear the...
Al Sufouh Rd - دبي - United Arab Emirates
One&Only Royal Mirage, the calmest and most elegant of Dubai’s mainland beach resorts, consists of three Arabian-styled palace hotels set amid a lush, 65-acre palm garden fronted by a three-quarter-mile white-sand beach. The Palace, the...
West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The first of Dubai’s extravagant palm tree–shaped artificial islands once seemed an expensive marketing gimmick; but One&Only The Palm’s prime position on the tip of the outer breakwater—plus thriving starfish and...
Just an hour (and a world) away from the skyscrapers of Dubai city is Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, located within a nature preserve founded to protect the Arabian oryx and its habitat. Today, the spear-horned antelope freely roam the...
Jumeirah St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Child-like-joy -- Surrounded by all the food and drink you can politely shovel in your mouth in four hours. Your heart beats faster, your eyes go wide, and then you notice this isn't just food, this is the highest quality most luxurious of all...
Madinat Jumeirah - King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
At the end of a white-sand beach, away from the package-tour and convention crowds, Dar al Masyaf is a tranquil boutique hotel within the sprawling Madinat Jumeirah complex of seaside resorts and a shopping souk modeled after a traditional Arabian...
2 Jumeirah St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
On the 27th floor of the soaring Burj Al Arab, sample an array of eclectic drinks and tapas like foie gras terrine, Arabic hot and cold mezzeh, as well as a comprehensive afternoon tea (that might just include champagne). Live jazz or piano music...
Al Qudra Road, Opposite Endurance City - Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Just 70 Km from Dubai, driving through a desert road, suddenly you come up to this beautiful oasis resort. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa provides elegant accommodations with an authentic, luxurious Arabic ambiance and comfort. The bedroom...
Al Fahidi St,Bur Dubai - Al Fahidi Neighborhood (formerly Bastakiya),Near Dubai Museum - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Beloved by artists and curators attending the annual Art Dubai fair, XVA Art Hotel wraps around the three courtyards of the restored 19th-century home of the Seddiqi family, prominent traders who became the emirate’s Rolex dealers. Longtime...
Jiráskovo nám. 1981/6, 120 00 Praha 2-Nové Město, Czechia
The Dancing House was designed by the architects Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry. The building starkly contrasts from the surrounding Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau structures. Although modern in appearance, the Dancing House is defined by...
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