This Middle Eastern wonder of a city may a bit daunting to navigate, but once you’re there you’ll find that there are several fascinating places to see.
VIDA Downtown Dubai
Decorated with contemporary Arabesque design throughout this intimate boutique hotel, and situated within minutes of the Burj Khalifa, the Vida Downtown is a tranquil and luxurious place to stay in Dubai, and it also has one of the best restaurants in town.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
The Old Town, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 428 6888
For fresh fish and mediterranean mezze, as well as stunning views of the Persian Gulf, head to Flooka, where you can try dishes like kibbet samak nayeh, fish and cracked wheat shells filled with seasoned minced fish and onion, deep fried as well as a seafood biryani.
Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa
+971 2 441 8244
For a taste of both local and international culture, pay a visit to Alserkal Avenue, where you’ll find the region’s first black-box theater, a number of galleries, a concept shop, a cool café, design shops and more. Numerous events also take place here throughout the year.
Al Quoz 1
How could you visit Dubai and not see the world’s tallest building? Grab a ticket and take the express elevator up 125 floors and find expansive 360-degree views of the entire region.
1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd