Dubai Festival City
Fitness First (Festival City)
All the fitness junkies in Dubai are signing up for the hot new gym. Multiple locations mean easy access. There’s a great line-up of...
The gorgeous, traditional old dhows you see on Dubai Creek are still built by hand in the traditional style on the Creek waterfront, in...
Al-Badia Golf Club
Close to the airport, this stunning course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and is a pleasure to play – impeccably manicured and...
This always buzzy pub, with its Irish-main-street facade made with materials imported straight from the Emerald Isle, has been a Dubai...
Known best for its Friday brunch, this casual expat favourite serves gastro-pub fare, British classics with a contemporary twist. The...
Dubai Festival City information
Billed as an ‘urban retail resort’, Festival City is so massive that you half expect to see a 787 parked outside. It encompasses a whopping 260,000 sq m and includes 600 stores – 25 of them ‘anchor stores’ – 100 restaurants and cafes, outdoor performance spaces, three enormous hotels and a golf resort. While the man-made canals and abra rides are cute, the real show-stopper is the origami-inspired cubist fountain that doubles as a grand staircase. Wear sensible shoes – you’re gonna need ’em.