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Gate Village 06, Podium Level - Al Sa'ada St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Located near the heart of Dubai, Zuma is known for strong classical execution with a hip, contemporary twist. The menu includes both sushi and sashimi alongside modern riffs, such as delicately-sliced sea bass served with truffle oil, yuzu, and...
Gate Village No, 8, Dubai International Financial Center - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
LPM is consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in the city, and the fact that it has outlasted many a flashy upstart testifies to its quality and consistency. It's a lovely room and the food is always delicious: freshly sourced and...
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...
2 Jumeirah St - 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...
Jumeirah St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Opened in 1997, Jumeirah Beach Hotel is one of Dubai’s first modern resorts. The broad, wave-shaped tower sits next to a white-sand beach with a full flight of water sports, and it gets year-round traffic including many sun-seeking Russian...
Grosvenor House Dubai - Al Emreef St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai's nightlife has become legendary: clubs start late and go strong well into the wee hours. Siddharta Lounge, with its chic poolside setting, fits that profile nicely: its blend of expensive clientele, strong drinks, and good music make it a...
Jumeirah St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Jutting out to sea at the end of a walkway at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel marina, 360 offers breathtaking panoramic views from its rooftop lounge-bar: cocktail in hand, you can see the Arabian Sea, Burj Al Arab, and the sweep of the coastline. Arrive...
Ground Floor - Times Square Center - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
When you think “Dubai,” do you think subzero temperatures, designer parkas, and furniture made of ice? No? Well, maybe you should. Scandinavia might have Ice Hotels, but now Dubai has the Chill Out Bar, where they take cooling off from the Arabian...
4 17th St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Alserkal Avenue runs through an industrial area in Dubai where you'll find the core of the city's art scene inside a group of warehouses. The galleries and exhibition spaces here are a must-see for art lovers and those who...
1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Two architectural wonders helped put Dubai on the map: the Burj Al Arab hotel, which resembles the sail of a ship out on the gulf waters, and the Palm Jumeirah, a residential development on a manmade archipelago that fans out in the...
Al Musalla Rd. - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai isn't just about shopping and architecture. The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding offers enriching and intellectually stimulating tours, meant to engage and inform visitors about Emirati history and...
17, The Iridium Building, Umm-e - Umm Suqeim St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Whether you want to explore the stretch of sand dunes 40 minutes outside of Dubai or visit the largest expanse of uninhabited desert in the world, known as the Empty Quarter, a desert safari is the way to do it. There are any number of tour...
Oud Metha Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Wafi offers a slight twist on Dubai’s standard over-the-top mall experience. It's not quite as fancy, and the whimsical faux-Egyptian theme is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Plus, you'll find the Khan Murjan Souk, an attempt to recreate a 14th century...
The Dubai Mall, Ground Floor, Downtown Dubai - دبي - United Arab Emirates
If you’re a shoe person, then Level Shoes will be your idea of paradise. Inside this huge space, you can find every designer you’ve ever heard of (and many you haven’t). Need a pair of Laboutin stilettos embedded with Swarovski crystals? Not a...
26 34 St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Spice Souk is a traditional 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...
The Walk at JBR - Jumeirah Beach Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
There are two outposts of this high-end store in Dubai: one in the Mall of the Emirates and the other on Jumeirah Beach Walk. Both stores feature hard-to-find European and Asian designers, as well as the usual haute suspects of Chanel, Valentino,...
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Looking to bring home a sweet souvenir? Something different from a huge bar of duty-free Toblerone? Al Nassma chocolate is made with camel milk, said to be the next "superfood," with lower fat and more vitamins than cow milk. Then again, it is...
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