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Visit Dubai: Your Travel Guide

Dubai has transitioned from a humble pearl-diving settlement to a premium world destination in less than two decades – and continues to evolve at an astonishing rate. Visit the Burj Khalifa or explore the traditional souks and winding alleys of Deira and Bur Dubai for the "real" Dubai.

Things to Do in Dubai

Burj Khalifa
What if tropical flowers bloomed in the desert? The world’s tallest building was modeled after the hymenocallis flower bursting into life. Once you get over the 2,723-foot glass and metal façade rising out of the unforgiving Arabian Desert, you’ll find an interesting mix of residential and commercial space inside, including At.msophere, the world’s highest restaurant.
1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai
Open every day 8:30 am – 1 am
The Dubai Fountain
A more descriptive name for this fountain might be "Dances with Water." Watch water transform into rainbow-colored light rays that shoot skyward to the sound of world music. It’s a whimsical sight that will delight the whole family, especially during the evening shows from 6-11 pm. Look familiar? The same company created the fountains at the Bellagio in Vegas.
Downtown Dubai
Monday to Wednesday 6 pm – 11 pm, Thursday to Saturday 6 pm – 11:30 pm, Sunday 6 pm – 11 pm
Dubai Mall
Travel to the four corners of the world in one day at the world’s largest mall, an elaborate building dedicated to the art of luxury shopping where you can find anything your heart desires. Take a gander at the department stores, including Bloomingdales and Marks & Spencer, ice-skate across from Hershey’s, become a pinball wizard at Sega Republic or go wild on Fashion Avenue!
D71, Dubai
Open Monday to Wednesday 10 am – 10 pm, Thursday to Saturday 10 am – 12 am, Sunday 10 am – 10 pm
Dubai Creek Golf & Yachtclub
The only thing more daunting than the Dubai Creek is the question of how to cross it. Travel by water-taxi, yacht or luxury liner through this body of water that divides Bur Dubai from Deira. If you'd rather walk, choose from the Al Maktoum and Al Garhoud Bridges, the Business Bay Crossing or the Floating Bridge, which all provide views of the 5-star hotels on the shore.
Dubai Creek
Open every day
Gold Souk
Visitors to Dubai find more treasures than they can possibly carry – so why not pick up what they left behind? This emporium is devoted to the sale of gold and jewelry and is teeming with opulence. If you have the Midas Touch and a friendly smile, haggle for a good bargain. The government keeps an eye on quality, so you know you're getting the real deal!
Al Sabkha Rd, Dubai
Open Monday to Thursday 10 am – 10 pm, Friday 4 pm – 10 pm, Weekends 10 am – 10 pm
Wild Wadi Water Park
Wild Wadi was pretty wild, but even wilder was Nasreddin, the satirist of Arabian folklore who inspired this water park. It has 30 rides and attractions designed for family fun, centered on water-related activities. Ride the waves with simulated surfing at the Wipeout FlowRider, ride a water roller coaster on the Master Blasters or wind down at one of the three on-site eateries.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai
Open every day 10 am – 6 pm
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Dynamic, dimly lit and divinely scented, a trip to the souk is a must. Souk is Arabic for "marketplace," and in this high-end market, you'll find everything from incense to hookahs, luxury textiles to homeware. The next best thing to staying at the shark-fin-shaped, 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel next door is admiring it from one of Madinat Jumeirah's fabulous lounges.
Near the Burj Al Arab, off Jumeirah Beach Rd, Al Sufouh.
Open every day 10 am – 11 pm
Ski Dubai
Your ice cream might melt in the 115-degree heat outside, but this indoor ski slope inside the Mall of the Emirates stays frozen year-round. Get geared up, then take the ski lift to the top of the 280-foot indoor mountain. Try your luck on one of 5 slopes of varying difficulty, or if you’re not the skiing type, stay downstairs with the super-cute penguins!
Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Open Monday to Wednesday 10 am – 11 pm, Thursday 10 am – 12 am, Friday 9 am – 12 am, Sunday 10 am – 11 pm
Aquaventure Water Park
Aquaventure Waterpark removes all of the pesky "danger" that comes with actual white-water rafting. Take a leisurely slide down the Middle East’s longest zip-line. Risk life and limb at Tower of Neptune, a waterslide through shark-infested waters (in the safety of a one or two-person inner tube), or relax by swimming with dolphins or laying low on the private beach.
Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Palm Island
Open every day 10 am – 6 pm
Dubai Marina
The desert can miraculously give rise to an oasis – but if you have the means, you can just build one. Dubai Marina will soon be the world’s largest man-made marina, a sparkling residential and commercial paradise that you’d never mistake for a mirage. At its heart is Cayan Tower, the world’s tallest high-rise, which was designed with a 90-degree twist.
Dubai Marina, Dubai
The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall isn’t just big, it’s the largest shopping centre in the world. So, even if you’re not out kit yourself out with a new wardrobe, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the selection of restaurants, cafes and entertainment. Amongst its vast area – equivalent to 50 football pitches – you’ll find an aquarium, a ‘Kidzania’ complex, the Sega Republic theme park and an Olympic-sized ice rink.
Dubai Marina Fountain
Dubai’s well known for its sweeping skyline. The marina at night is one of the best places to take in these towering views. Here the neon glow from the surrounding skyscrapers provides the perfect backdrop for the dainty, choreographed dance of light and water that spouts from the marina’s fountain. Kids in particular will be bewitched by this cascading show.
Burj Khalifa Building
The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa soars into Dubai’s power-blue skies at an astonishing 2,722 feet. Views from its 148th-floor observation deck are dizzyingly beautiful – even stretching as far as Iran – while on floor 124 an incredible augmented-reality telescope takes the landscape to a whole other level. Grab tickets in advance for discounted prices and a guaranteed time slot.
Jumeirah Beach Walk
As one of the main tourist areas of Dubai, the walk stretches out along JBR beach and plays host to a cluster of boutique shops, street entertainers and tasty food options. There’s also an open-air cinema and a trendy market offering jewellery and souvenirs.
Global Village
Held in the cooler winter months, this seasonal spectacle features over 30 pavilions showcasing a combo of international cuisines and crafts. Entertainment is omnipresent, with a fireworks display, stage shows and the Fantasy Island Funfair. Restaurants and over 120 kiosks serve various food and drinks, while shopaholics can drop by the retail stores.
City Walk
The super-chic City Walk complex boasts a medley of designer shops and restaurants situated along European-style streets. Take a seat by the numerous water features and gaze up at the towering skyscrapers, including the soaring Burj Khalifa. The centre also hosts events, children’s play areas and entertainment.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Home to over 65,000 marine animals, this Atlantis-themed aquarium gives you up-close encounters with its residents, whether it’s handling starfish in the Touch Tank or feeding a species of your choice. Navigating through the 20 exhibits, you’ll come face to face with sharks, piranhas and stingrays swimming amongst shipwrecks and sunken ruins.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Our holiday was mainly for nightlife and beach clubs and Dubai definitely did not disappoint! We partied into early hours every night and could visit a new beach club every day. Although most places you need a taxi to get to the taxis are very reasonably priced.
Carla
United Kingdom
October 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
Everything is so easy, state of the art and efficient. A beautiful city. The weather is perfect. Waterparks and theme parks are the best. They know how to keep you entertained. Will definitely come back again and again.
Marlin
South Africa
October 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
Easy to get round, taxis cheap, metro good. Shopping lots of choice, great restaurants
Garry
United Kingdom
October 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
It is my favorite city. I wish I live there. You will never feel board in Dubai, whenever you wake up you will find some place to go and something to do.
Hend09
October 16, 2017
10
Exceptional
Much to see and visit but long traffic queues. Road signage could be more clearer.
Mohammed Zubair
United Kingdom
October 15, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Dubai

Flora Park Deluxe Hotel Apartments

8.6 Excellent

Score from 2,694 reviews

$61

Average price per night
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Pearl Marina Hotel Apartment

8 Very Good

Score from 2,099 reviews

$102

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  • “wonderful staff”
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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

8.5 Very Good

Score from 7,710 reviews

$383

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
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Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

8.9 Excellent

Score from 3,595 reviews

$286

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Hilton Dubai Jumeirah

8 Very Good

Score from 3,861 reviews

$220

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

8.6 Excellent

Score from 2,025 reviews

$294

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Address Dubai Mall

8.7 Excellent

Score from 2,795 reviews

$299

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Sofitel Dubai Downtown

8.7 Excellent

Score from 3,712 reviews

$218

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Sheraton Dubai Mall Of The Emirates Hotel

8.4 Very Good

Score from 4,656 reviews

$181

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Discover Dubai

Popular Neighborhoods in Dubai

Deira

212 properties

This area in "old Dubai" is a remarkable contrast to Downtown’s shiny newness. Be prepared to haggle in the traditional souks offering spices, textiles and gold jewelry. Wander along the port to watch fishermen transporting their catch on traditional dhows. Deira City Centre Mall has dining and entertainment for the masses.

Dubai Marina

207 properties

Dubai Marina is on track to become the world’s largest man-made marina, with construction to be completed in the next few years. It’s a luxury waterfront destination with high-end commercial and residential buildings, including Cayan Tower, the world’s tallest high-rise building with the famous 90-degree twist, and Marina Mall.

Sheikh Zayed Road

170 properties

Sheikh Zayed Road is known as the 12-lane E11 Highway, connecting Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It covers several miles of pristine coastline along the Persian Gulf, with high-end hotels and luxury residential apartments along the way. If you’re driving, you’ll pass by the Dubai International Finance Centre, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.

Palm Jumeirah

140 properties

This spectacular man-made island is a feat of engineering genius. Resembling the fronds of a palm tree, each one is lined with luxurious private villas and apartments, resorts, exclusive hotels and restaurants, in an area larger than 1,212 football fields. The Atlantis Hotel is the jewel on the crown, awe-inspiring in design and scope.

Downtown Dubai

132 properties

The 2,723-foot Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. Dubai Mall, the world’s largest, is a harmonious collision of 1,200 mid-to-high-end European and American brand-name stores, including Bloomingdales. Visit Souk Al Bahar for traditional food or wares, or dine out in style at the eateries on Sheikh Mohamed Boulevard.

Jumeirah Beach Residence

130 properties

Walk in the shadows of the enormous Jumeirah Beach Residence in this mile-long waterside district. The buildings are a fusion of Arabian and Mediterranean-style architecture, offering views of Dubai Marina and the Persian Gulf. Walk along the promenade to enjoy high-end shopping and family-friendly cafes and restaurants.

Bur Dubai

113 properties

Bur Dubai is an important legislative center. You’ll find the Al Fahidi Historical District and the Dubai Museum nearby – a rich collection that chronicles the city’s development. Visit the Grand Mosque with its enormous minarets, or the traditional textile souks, restaurants and shisha cafés lining Dubai Creek.

Dubai Creek

64 properties

Dubai Creek was once used for pearl cultivation and remains the city’s main thoroughfare for trader boats and docking. In just a few decades, it's evolved from a saltwater creek into a mini-city that services the world’s elite. There's a fusion of old and new Dubai on either side of the creek, which you can cross by water taxi or bridge.

Al Barsha

50 properties

Al Barsha is a newly developed residential area and home base for many expats who work in nearby Dubai Internet City. The Mall of the Emirates is a huge attraction in this area, with Ski Dubai, the region’s first indoor ski slope with real snow. Inside, there are movie theaters and high-end international department stores.

Business Bay

41 properties

Business Bay's fortunes faded after the global recession, but it’s emerging stronger than ever these days – it’s poised to become Dubai’s central business district in the near future. The area is filled with many residential and high-rise buildings in close proximity to the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Downtown, and the Meydan Racecourse.

Oud Metha

12 properties

Oud Metha is a large residential area only 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The designers of Wafi City and Raffles Hotel took some inspiration from ancient Egypt when designing the buildings at this shopping, dining and entertainment complex, which are shaped like pyramids. Recover from retail therapy with a day wandering in Wonderland Theme and Water Park.

Jumeira

6 properties

Jumeirah is primarily a residential area, but it's also home to the lively Madinat Souk (a traditional Arabian market). The area is filled with low-rise villas. It’s fun to rent a bike and ride along Jumeirah Beach, with its 30 miles of pristine (and private) coastline – head to Jumeirah Beach Park for a publicly accessible area.

Al Karama

4 properties

Ay caramba! Al Karama does a roaring trade in replica goods. Burrow through its bustling backstreets and “secret rooms” to peruse endless arrays of “Prada” handbags, “Rolex” watches and “Gucci” shoes. When it comes to food, the neighbourhood is 100% genuine. Pop into Pakistani restaurant Ravi to savour spicy Biryani chicken and sweet lassi yoghurt.

Umm Suqeim

4 properties

Umm Suqeim is a quiet community located along Jumeriah Beach. Wild Wadi Waterpark offers family fun in the form of slides and simulated surfing, and Jumeriah Beach is perfect for getting some sun. Madinat Jumeirah Souk is an Arabian market that’s great for antiques, oils, art, and more. The 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel is also in this area.

Dubai Festival City

3 properties

This elaborate complex represents a fusion of Arab and Mediterranean-style architecture. There are dozens of entertainment options here, including Dubai Festival City Mall featuring 400 outlets and 75 restaurants and cafés. Hard Rock Café Dubai and Al Fanar—the only authentically Emirati restaurant in town—are here.

Emirates Hills

2 properties

The Emirates Hills gated community is known for its palatial properties inhabited by wealthy residents, earning it a reputation as the "Beverly Hills of Dubai." It’s also known as a quiet haven for recreation, particularly equestrian sports and golfing. A major highlight is the Montgomerie 18-hole championship golf course.

Arabian Ranches

1 property

The palatial villas of the Arabian Ranches are occupied by Dubai’s elite. After shopping at the Village Community Centre outlets, visit the Dubai Equestrian and Polo Club with its 336 horse stables and world-class instructors. The nearby 18-hole Arabian Ranches Golf Club is a magnet for wealthy patrons who’ve come to perfect their swing.

Local Tips for Dubai

Wafi Mall – Laser and Light Show
Gauhar by Gauhar

Beach lover Gauhar is never happier than when spending time with friends in the great outdoors.

The Egyptian-themed Wafi Mall is famous for its laser and light shows, such as the Return of the Pharaohs. State-of-the-art sound and lighting effects create spectacular projections across the mall’s central courtyard and Egyptian pyramids – great fun for the whole family!

  • Wafi Mall, Oud Metha Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • www.wafi.com
  • Check website for details.
Posh Paws Animal Santuary and petting Farm
Loma by Loma

A 4-year Dubai resident, Loma loves taking her two little girls to petting farms and parks.

My girls love playing with the animals and birds at Posh Paws. This sanctuary has rescued an array of creatures which children can stroke, hold or feed – from ponies and goats to sloths and porcupines. It’s free to get in, although donations of money or animal food are gladly received.

  • Wadi Al Amardi, Khawaneej, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Open Saturday-Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Centre (RAWKS)
Huda by Huda

An avid beach goer and recent gym convert, Huda gets her shopping fix in Dubai’s vast malls.

RAWKS is a wetland nature reserve tucked away on the outskirts of Dubai. Home to over 500 species of flora and fauna, its salt flats, mangroves and lagoons provide a critical habitat for migratory birds. It’s a perfect spot for bird watchers or nature lovers looking to escape the city.

  • Ras al Khor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • www.wildlife.ae
  • Open Saturday-Thursday 9 am – 4 pm
The Farm at Al Barari
Dana by Dana

Sun-seeker Dana can spend hours on the beach, but enjoys being outdoors whatever the weather.

One of my favourite places to eat out is The Farm at Al Barari. This elegant restaurant nourishes both body and soul with its delicious food and peaceful setting – it’s easy to relax and enjoy a leisurely meal while surrounded by landscaped lakes, waterways and botanical gardens!

  • Al Barari Villas, Emirates Road,Opposite Falcon City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • www.thefarmdubai.com
  • Open Saturday-Friday 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
Barasti
Tony by Tony

Tony is new to Dubai, and loves living in different countries and exploring new cultures.

Of all the places in this area, I enjoy Barasti the most. It’s calm during the day, and you can enjoy a drink right next to the sea and relax with a good book. The vibe completely changes at night, and you can enjoy a variety of music and some great DJ’s.

  • Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
  • barastibeach.com
  • Open Saturday to Wednesday 11 am – 1:30 pm, Thursday and Friday 11 am – 3 am
Fogueira Restaurant and Lounge
Ghassan by Ghassan

Already 13 years in Dubai, Ghassan loves football, music and taking care of his lovely family.

Enjoy Brazilian barbeque on the 35th floor of the Ramada Plaza. Whether you sit indoors or on the outdoor terrace, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy the scenic views of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. There’s also shisha, drinks, snacks and free Wi-Fi!

  • Ramada Plaza, Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai
  • www.ramadaplazajbr.com
  • Open Weekdays 6:30 pm – 12 am, Weekends 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm – 12 am
Expat Discounts at Dubai Shopping Festivals
Haitham by Haitham

Haitham feels at home on the high seas and loves sailing, photography and gaming.

Here’s a great tip for people traveling to Dubai – some stores and outlets offer special discounts for expats on items that are not already on sale. To take advantage of the offer, you’ll be asked for your address and phone number in your home country.

  • Mall of the Emirates, Barsha 1, Dubai, UAE
  • Open every day 9 am – 11 pm
People By Crystal
Hussan by Hussan

Hussam has lived in Dubai for 19 years and loves discovering new cultures and cuisines.

I recommend this popular nightclub for great music and international DJS, as well as world-famous performers. There are also fantastic 360 degree panoramic views of the city. There is a stylish dress code and table reservations are required.

  • Raffles Hotel, Sheikh Rashid Rd, Dubai
  • www.raffles.com
  • Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 pm – 3 am
Desert Safari
Maya by Maya

Maya appreciates the safety and multiculturalism of Dubai and has lived in the city for 8 years.

One of the best things you can do in Dubai is go on a desert safari. Many companies run these trips, usually between 3 pm – 9 pm. Some of the activities you’ll enjoy are dune bashing, sand boarding, camel rides, and belly dancers – plus dinner underneath a beautiful sunset.

Al Qudra Cycle Path
Ibrahim by Ibrahim

Curious Ibrahim loves to tinker with things until he understands them – especially cars and computers.

Starting just after the 611 Emirates Road flyover, this bicycle path is around 54 miles long and has great views of the desert and a very serene environment. There are restrooms, snack shops and multiple shaded rest stops along the way. You can also rent bicycles at the rest stop area.

Dubai has long beaches with great facilities which is not available in the most famous beached in the world like san tropez and malibu beach, you can swim in JBR public beach and you can find famous restaurant chains next to the beach like cheesecake factory and a lot of other famous brands, thats all besides out door cinema and gym. for me Dubai is the safest beach as there are no sharks or so animals and the temp is encourging you to visit the beach all year times.

Dubai has many malls. The biggest being Dubai Mall and Mall of The Emirates. Both are perfect for any type of shopping you want to do, whether it's high brand shopping like Louis Vuitton or Mulberry, or if you want the high street fashion like Topshop or Miss Selfridge. You are bound to find something for everyone in either of these malls. The Souk Madinet is perfect for the more authentic shopping and the art work there is beautiful.

Dubai = Do Buy ! So that is why ! Variety of choices,modern venues, exciting atmosphere,glamorous places, exotic oriental culture and location... Oh the list can go on & on... I love Dubai for the extraordinary courage of its rulers that built out of sands one of the most exciting, modern cites on earth. Congratulations.

Get away from the Malls! Wander the marina, travel up Dubai creek by Abra for 2 dirhams, have a coffee in the Old souk, go on a desert safari by 4x4, eat local (all of the Arab and Levant world to choose from), go inland to Al Ain - see mountains, the oases and eat local dates.

I used to explore the city using metro and bus coz that way you could save a lot, although not all areas are accessible thru train or bus, so taxi can also be an answer.

Use the metro system as it takes you to all the main attractions without having to que for tour buses

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Transportation

Dubai Transportation

Air – Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport has 3 main terminals. The fastest way to get to central Dubai is a cream-colored official taxi, which takes 20-25 minutes to get to the center and costs around AED 50-70. The government-owned RTA operates all public transportation, and the Metro is the cheapest way to leave the airport. You'll find stations at Terminals 1 and 3. There are also buses outside Terminals 1 and 2 that stop within walking distance of most hotels.

Metro

Dubai's Metro system is very efficient and the two main red and green lines connect most districts. Metro stations are easily identifiable by their golden oval roofs. Purchase a ticket at the machines in the foyer. Metro trains run between 6 am – 11 pm from Monday to Thursday, from 2 pm – 12 am on Fridays and 6 am – 11 pm on weekends. Tickets cost between AED 2 - 6 per single journey; you can also purchase a re-loadable 'Nol' card from machines or ticket offices.

Bus

Dubai has an extensive air-conditioned bus service that connects most of the city. There are 9 main bus stations and lots of stops throughout the city. The buses are bright red with 'Dubai Bus' emblazoned on the front. Tickets can be purchased on board (or you can check in and out with a 'Nol' card). A journey from one side of Dubai to the other typically costs around AED 4.50 one way. It’s best to take the metro if you're traveling during peak hours (7 am – 10 am or 5 pm – 7 pm).

Taxi

Taxis are a comfortable way to travel in Dubai and taxi fares are reasonable when compared to many western countries. Official taxis are cream with colored roofs (pink for women-only cabs) and are plentiful throughout the city. Drivers are generally very courteous and helpful. The minimum fare is around AED 10 and may include additional charges for road tolls. Taxis can be reserved by sending a text message or by booking online - including services for travelers with special needs.

Car

Although Dubai's roads are in great condition, driving around here can be difficult for the inexperienced. Traffic jams are common, drivers tend to speed and frequent construction makes using a GPS difficult. If you decide to drive, there is metered on-street parking and parking buildings are clearly marked (and free for limited periods at most malls). There is a zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence (the same goes for the rest of the country).

Food in Dubai

Top Restaurants in Dubai

Upscale Dining
Thai
Thiptara

Thiptara, an Alfresco dining experience with views of Burj Khalifa and the Dubai fountain.It is beautifully decorated with Thai decor and wooden archtecture providing a romantic Thai dining atmosphere.

Upscale Dining
Middle Eastern
Tche Tche Premiere

The cafe's comtemporary design,coupled with an unbeatably warm ambience, provides the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends. Provides great selection of Jordanian traditional dishes, burgers coupled with great shisha

  • Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard, Burj Khalifa Area, Dubai
  • Open every day 10:00–01:00.
  • 00971 4 450 4120
Mid-Range Fare
Middle Eastern
Reem Albawadi

Offering a family friendly ambiance, Reem Al Bawadi is well known for it's traditional Arabian dishes and delicious shisha. It serves a variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Upscale Dining
Middle Eastern
Palace cafe

Lebanese-style eating, however, the menu offers little twists such as lobster in the falafel and lemongrass in the chicken shawarma.

Upscale Dining
Argentinian
Asado

Providing live entertainment and direct views of the Dubai Fountain, Asado features premium meat cuts prepared in Asado Criollo-style on an open Parrilla grill in the centre of the restaurant.

Mid-Range Fare
Middle Eastern
Abdel Wahab

Featuring an outdoor patio with direct views of the Dubai Fountain, Abdel Wahab offers authentic lebanese dishes and delicious shisha. Try the soujok with hot fresh pita bread and hummous.

Cheap Eats
Italian
Scoozi

Scoozi is well known for its famous mix of Japanese and Italian cuisines. Overlooking the Dubai Fountain, Scoozi offers a familiy friendly and a romantic atmosphere with delicious, pasta, steaks, pizza and sushi.

Upscale Dining
Middle Eastern
Abd El Wahab
Cheap Eats
Middle Eastern
Loui's

Distinctive with a centrepiece of 2 enormous gold hands, Louis's is a lebanese trendy restaurant and shisha cafe. It has an outside patio with a direct view of Burj Khalifa. The menu offers burgers, pasta, Medeterranian dishes and sushi. Try the Calamari or for the Loui's speciality coffee.

  • Residence Tower 7, Downtown Burj Khalifa, Dubai
  • Open every day 12:00–17:00 and 19:00–01:00.
  • 00971 4 457 2411
Cheap Eats
American
Potbelly Sandwich Shop

This Chicago franchise offers delicious sandwiches, soups and salads. All ingredients are prepared daily and each sandwich are baked individually. Offering a variety of healthy options, Potbelly provides a casual environment and good subs for all tastes.

  • Dubai Mall, Doha Street, Dubai
  • Open Sunday to Wednesday 10:00–23:00, Thursday to Saturday 10:00–00:00.
  • 00971 4 3253090
Mid-Range Fare
Cafe
Louis Restaurant & Cafe
  • Residence 7, Downtown Downtown Dubai, Dubai
  • Open every day 10:00-01:30
  • 00971 04 4409302
Mid-Range Fare
French
La Serre

The boulangerie opens early morning with freshly-baked breads, viennoiserie and a light breakfast menu. Lunch, salon de the and dinner are all served throughtout the day.

  • Vida Downtown Hotel, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
  • Open every day 12:00–15:00 and 19:00–23:00.
  • www.laserre.ae
  • 00971 4 428 6969
Upscale Dining
International
Fazaris

Not only a mix of Japanese and Italian delicacies, Fazaris also serves an international buffet breakfast for all tastes. You can dine in the outdoor terrace panoramic views of Burj Khalifa.

Mid-Range Fare
American
Texas Roadhouse

This Texan chain restaurant offers a lively and fun atmosphere for families. Its steaks and ribs are one of the best in Dubai Mall.

Mid-Range Fare
American
Outback Steakhouse
Cheap Eats
Italian
Rossovivo

Real pizza from Naples. small but cozy pizza cafe. must try one of their pizza sandwiches, and you will want to come back to this place again and again.

  • Millennium tower, El-Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai
  • Open every day 11:00–23:00.
  • www.rossovivo.ae
Cheap Eats
International
Burger Fuel

Having an automotive theme, Burger Fuel offers New Zealand gourmet burgers. It is a laid back atmosphere and freindly staff. Try out the Hot Rod Burger and Spud Fries. For dessert cravings, The Black Ice ice-cream with creamy vanilla and hazelnut with chocolate chunks.

Mid-Range Fare
Middle Eastern
Mezza House

This dining outlet in downtown Dubai features a wide selection of succulent Middle Eastern cuisine, including popular Lebanese appetisers. Also for shisha enthusiasts, this is a great place to hang out. During weekdays, great lunch offers are provided.

Cheap Eats
American
Ribs and Rumps

Located in Dubai Mall and overlooking the Ice Rink, this Australian franchise offers great value for steaks, seafood and chicken dishes. With a variety of side dishes and specialty sauces, Ribs and Rumps is one of the family-friendly popular steak houses in Dubai Mall.

Cheap Eats
Middle Eastern
Omar Khayyam

Persian, Middle Eastern, Arabian cuisine. Featuring an arebesque decor, this family freindly restaurant serves delicious middle eastern delicacies such as fattoush, tabboulehs , lamb shanks with jasmine rice and spiced kebabs. Table reservations are recommended

  • Executive Towers, Bay Avenue, Business Bay, Dubai
  • Open every day 12:00–23:00.
  • 00971 4 4409300
Cheap Eats
Indian
Donner Express Restaurant

British, Indian, Pakistani cuisine. Decorated with modern decors, this kebab themed restaurant offers a casual experience for families who want to savor a variety of delicious kebabs and grills. Must try the chicken tikka masala and mutton kebabs. Home delivery options are also available.

  • G 83, Bay Avenue, Executive Towers, Business Bay, Dubai
  • Open Monday to Wednesday 12:00–00:00, Thursday to Saturday 12:00–01:00, Sunday 12:00–00:00.
  • www.donnerexpress.ae
  • 00971 4 4409300
Mid-Range Fare
Middle Eastern
El3ezba

Egyptian restaurant and cafe in business bay Dubai have the Egyptian village decoration and uniform look and feel with delicious food and nice lake view taking into consideration comfortable seating, kids playing area.

Mid-Range Fare
Bar Bites
Iris Bar

Rooftop bar located on the top floor of the Oberoi Hotel, this bar will give you breathtaking views of Business Bay, Down Town Burj Khalifa and Sheikh Zayed Road, all while having a great drink.

Mid-Range Fare
Middle Eastern
Al Safadi Restaurant

This restaurant offers authentic Lebanese Cuisine. They have the best shawarma and arayes. It has an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy your food and shisha

  • Financial Metro Station 2, Doha Street, El-Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Open every day 08:00–01:30.
  • 00971 4 343 5333
Mid-Range Fare
International
Kitchen 6 - JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Kitchen 6 is an all-day dining restaurant featuring international buffets, Asian woks, Middle Eastern grills, European breads and Indian Tandoors glowing through glass walls. The open kitchen invites watching Chefs at work creating gastronomic delights.

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