Hopi Ear Candling
If your ears didn’t unplug after your flight, ear candles may help by drawing out excess wax. Women only.
This is the closest you’ll find to an LA-style club, with some serious weight-lifting equipment (including 100lb dumb-bells), a superb...
For better or worse, Carter’s is a Dubai institution. Love that kitsch Egyptian décor. Happy hour from 6pm to 8pm Saturday to Thursday.
Namesake of Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle, Asha’s packs a see-and-be-seen crowd of rich Indian expats into its sexy, low-light,...
Sheikh Rashid Rd · interesting places nearby
Wafi Mall information
Westerners mistakenly bypass palatial Wafi in favour of the behemoth shopping malls, which explains why it’s so quiet. It’s their loss. It may have once resembled a third-rate airport terminal, but the newer wing’s stained-glass pyramids are stunning and the entire complex, encompassing the superb Pharaohs’ Club, is a pure Egyptian-cum-Las-Vegas-style extravaganza with sphinxes, pharaohs, and columns decorated with mock hieroglyphics. While Emirati women love Wafi’s fancy French stores like Chanel and Givenchy, you may well prefer sussing out lesser-known regional boutiques or stocking up on underwear at M&S (the best view of the stained glass is from just outside the main entrance of M&S).
Duck into the mall’s basement to browse around Souq Khan Murjan, which also has stunning decor with a stained-glass ceiling and plenty of decorative wood. Although there is a good, if pricey, selection of crafts and goods from around the Arabian world here, alas, it too is practically deserted. Refuelling stops include Asha’s and Noble House at the adjacent Raffles hotel.