Your essential guides to Dubai
By Gareth Rees
September 22, 2022
Find your bearings
Feed your mind
Shop like a local
See some sights
Toast your arrival
Make time to unwind
Dine in style
Dubai’s cultural hotspots
Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
The neighbourhood was built in the early 1900s by merchants from the Persian town of Bastak who made this are their home.
Measuring to around 25,000 square feet, Alserkal Avenue is a creative warehouse.
Dubai Design District
The District aims to engage, inspire and enable emerging talent, and inform about the importance of design, as well as showcasing Middle Eastern creative talent.
The Dubai Opera plays host to all sort of visual arts, from opera to pop, musicals to ballet.
Did you know that Jumeirah is home to the Jumeirah Archaeological Site, the remains of a settlement dating back to the period of the Abbasid Caliphate between the ninth and the 11th centuries?
Kite Beach is just a short taxi ride away from Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai – popular with locals, it’s also home to Salt, a restaurant on the sand that evolved from a popular food truck.