Dubai for Couples
Collected by Max Power
The ultra-modern city of Dubai emerges from the desert like a futuristic oasis. Dubai is a study in contrasts—from the awe-inspiring heights of the world's tallest building, to the endless, rolling dunes of the desert, to the azure waters along the coastline.
Grosvenor House Dubai - Al Emreef St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
I remember the first time I went to Buddha Bar in Paris years ago I was disappointed it was packed with tourists taking photos and buying souvenirs. I also vividly recall when it opened in Dubai and being relieved it was locals only. There wasn't...
Madinat Jumeirah - Jumeira Road، Umm Suqeim 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Chefs have come and gone over the years and with them the seafood-based cuisine has changed. One thing that has remained, however, at this over-water restaurant is the enchanting views. In one direction there's the illuminated sail-shaped Burj Al...
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...
Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The visual harmony between the high-rise buildings and the shimmering water of the canal can almost lull you into forgetting that Dubai Marina is a man-made development. Built in 2003, Dubai Marina is a residential area, yet it has generous...
122nd Floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The term 'High Tea' takes on a whole new meaning at At.mosphere, a restaurant & lounge on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa (currently the tallest building in the world). The views are incredible, as you might imagine. Sip slowly and take it all...
Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
For an enchanting view of the city, take a cruise on Dubai Creek on a dhow—the traditional boats of the region. There are a wide variety of options, including dinner cruises, allowing you a chance to soak up a sunset and watch as the lights...
Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Whether it's during the day lounging on beach beds or in the evening sipping cocktails, Barasti Beach Bar is a great place to hang out with friends. No one is going to write home about the food, but this bar proves that location, location,...
Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
In 2000, the Burj al Arab—a sail-shaped, all-suite skyscraper hotel built on an artificial island—put Dubai on the map as an over-the-top travel destination and became a landmark. Even today, the Burj al Arab sets the bar for outsized...
Villa 596 Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqeim 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
If you're looking for designer brands, vintage clothes, and shoes, then look no further than Garderobe—for the ladies, there's a carefully curated inventory to suit a wide range of tastes, and for guys who aren't quite sure what size their loved...
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...
Bastakiya - Dubai - 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...
E311, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road، City of Arabia، Dubai Land - 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...
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