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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...
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Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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While Dubai's food scene is not often associated with local ingredients, Baker & Spice breaks the norm. The European-inspired eatery dishes out everything from spaghetti and meatballs to burgers with 'chunky chips,' but uses organic and...
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Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
In Dubai, only visitors and laborers ride the subway—which is exactly why you should do it. Snaking its way through the city’s highways and skyscrapers, the Dubai Metro lets you steal glimpses of the city you would never get to...
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Street 8 - Al Quoz 1 - Dubai - 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...
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Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Tucked away in a very dusty, uninspiring road behind the Mall of Emirates, Cabrito Mandi is a traditional restaurant that caters to the carnivorous taste buds. The dish to order is their Lamb Shoulder haneeth, crusted in cumin and falling off the...
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24th Floor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road - Umm Suqeim - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Don't come for the atmosphere or decor, which are usually big draws in Dubai where bars are often extravagant and over-the-top. The interior of this compact watering hole up on the 24th floor of Jumeirah Beach Hotel won't win any design awards. I...
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Al Shindagha Rd,Al Shindagha, Bur Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Before Emiratis settled in cities such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi after the discovery of oil, they were nomadic Bedouin, moving between the coastal fishing villages where they settled in winter and the inland oases of Al Ain and Liwa and mountain...
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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...
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Al Muraqqabat Street , Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
To get a feel for the real Dubai, there's no better way than to book a tour with Frying Pan Adventures. Frying Pan was the first culinary tour outfit in Dubai, and their success is well deserved. A day with Frying Pan will get you out of the...
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Automatic Cafeteria on Al Rigga Road is said to hail from the 70's, and while much of their food is nothing to ride across the desert for, they've managed to set a high bar with their shawarma spices and cooking technique. Their special ''Arabic...
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The Dubai Spice Souk is a tradition market located in Deira, near the famed Gold Souk. It's easy to overlook the Spice Souk if you're not looking carefully; tucked into alleyways off of Baniyas Street, the souk is small, but manages to pack a...
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Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The Archive in Safa Park is probably the coolest place around to sip at a coffee and brush up on your North African and Middle Eastern literature. Not only does it boast a full-service cafe, The Archive also hosts musical concerts, art & pottery...
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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...
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Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
When it opened in December 1999, 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...
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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...
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26 34 St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Going to markets has an air of excitement in the Arab World, where the souks are still the place where locals and tourists can go to meet each other, trade, and shop around for all sorts of commodities. I was lucky enough to visit the gold and...
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Al Murooj Complex, Opp. Dubai Mall - DIFC - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Growing in popularity, MORE Cafe has opened several locations in Dubai but while they've expanded, they've managed to keep a sense of community. In addition to their carefully crafted coffee they offer cooking classes and display the work of local...
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Everything is bigger in Dubai, and this aquarium is no exception to that rule. With offerings like glass bottom boat tours, cage snorkeling, and shark diving, it's perhaps among the most interactive aquarium's out there as well! Still, if you'd...
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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...