Nikki Beach Dubai


At this fashionable pleasure pit on the emerging Pearl Jumeirah residential peninsula, only the crisp all-white look is virginal. On weekends, the bronzed, beautiful and cashed-up descend on the Dubai branch of the famous Miami beach club to frolic in the vast pool, lounge on daybeds, load up on seafood and toast the sunset with bubbly. Weekdays are quieter.

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1. Etihad Museum


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2. Pro Art Gallery

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This gallery seeks to make art accessible (even to collectors without seriously deep pockets) and as such sells limited edition prints alongside original…

3. Jumeirah Mosque

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Snowy white and intricately detailed, Jumeirah is Dubai's most beautiful mosque and one of only a handful in the UAE that are open to non-Muslims – one…

4. La Mer

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With shops, restaurants, a waterpark, a beachfront with hammocks and a huge playpark, La Mer is Dubai’s newest beachfront destination. Opened in 2018 …

5. 2nd December St

1.46 MILES

Quiet by day, 2nd December St turns into one of Dubai’s liveliest walking strips after dark with plenty of fine pickings for street-food aficionados…

6. Dubai Street Museum

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In 2016, 16 local and international street artists, including Hua Tunan, Ashwaq Abdulla and Inkman, mounted their cherry-pickers to turn the rather drab…

7. Dubai Creek House

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Step back in time to retrace history at the Dubai Creek House, part of the Al Shindagha Museum restoration project. The Birth of a Nation exhibit takes…

8. Saruq Al Hadid Archaeology Museum

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Only discovered in 2002, Saruq Al Hadid sits deep in the desert sands of the southern reaches of the Dubai emirate and is believed to have been an iron…