Collected by Barry Brown, AFAR Staff
Fatou, It was so nice to meet you last Friday. When you do make it to Dubai, I hope the following recommendations from AFAR help you have a deeper, richer, more local experience. Have a great week.
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...
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...
Jumeirah, Umm Al Sheif area street #3, villa 14 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
In my experience, it's never the wrong time to sit down on a patio and enjoy a cupcake (or several), and that's just the kind of thing that Dalia Dogmuch and Racil Chalhoub had in mind when they decided to bring their talents to Dubai. There are...
Opposite Dubai Museum, Near Rulers Court Office - Ali Bin Abi Taleb St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Waiting for an abra on Dubai Creek in the evening, you will see the sky light up near the Grand Palace with minarets. A photo could never do a mosque justice unless you can hear the call to prayer as the sun dips under the horizon. Though not...
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...
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
There is a lot of material online that suggests dressing conservatively in Dubai. But Dubai is the fashion capital of the world and dressing dowdily to 'cover up' is not an option. I suggest packing loose comfortable trousers and tops in luxurious...
The Walk - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Arva Ahmed of Frying Pan Adventures' delicious culinary walking tours to street food areas and backstreet eateries seem to have inspired Dubai's foodies to share more of their scrumptious local secrets with foodie visitors to the city. A new tour...
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