Staying Out Late
Barasti Dance with sand between your toes or make new friends at this spirited beachside hotspot.
Bliss Lounge Chic beachfront lounge with perfect views of the giant Ain Dubai Ferris wheel.
White Dubai Dazzling light shows and top DJs electrify this huge rooftop party den.
Cirque Le Soir A head-spinning circus-cum-nightclub that really pushes the boundaries.
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE Fireworks, dancers, flashing lights, thumping music…this place is a party-lovers' paradise.
A Touch of Luxury
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Check out the Creek with glass in hand from the deck of your private yacht.
High Tea at the Burj Reserve a top table for tea with bubbly and heady views, 200m above sea level.
Gold Souq Prices are fair, the quality superb and the purchase a glittering investment. What are you waiting for?
Dinner at At.mosphere Dust off that platinum card for a window table at the world's highest restaurant.
Yalla Dine on a giant samosa coated in edible 24-karat gold for that ultimate 'Hi from Dubai' Instagram pic.
Dubai Mall The world's largest mall packs a serious retail punch along with family entertainment.
Ibn Battuta Mall This mall's stunning decor tracks the journey of a 14th-century Arab scholar from Spain to India.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah Modern indoor souq with sumptuous look, enticing shops and plenty of appealing refuelling stops.
Mall of the Emirates A dizzying number of shops and the dazzling alpine slopes of Ski Dubai.
Art & History
Etihad Museum This architectural marvel chronicles the founding of the United Arab Emirates in 1971.
Alserkal Avenue This cluster of warehouses has turned into a dynamic campus of galleries and creative outlets.
Dubai Museum Dubai's history within the confines of the Al Fahidi Fort, the city's oldest building.
Al Fahidi Historic District Embark on a journey into Dubai's past on a wander around this atmospheric restored historic quarter.
Gate Village Smock-and-beret types will love nosing around the exciting contemporary galleries at this posh art hub.
Shindagha Historic District Creekside quarter trains spotlight on Dubai's cultural heritage with historic buildings and museums.
Al Seef An area steeped in history brought alive by recreated traditional architecture with wind towers, narrow alleyways and arabesque facades.
Kite Beach Kite surfing is among the activities luring sporty types to this glorious band of sand.
JBR Beach Family-geared sandy strip with fun zones and glorious views of the Ain Dubai observatory wheel.
Jumeirah Public Beach With prime views of the Burj Al Arab, this is the beach where you shouldn’t forget your camera.
Al Mamzar Beach Park This super-long, pristine and family-friendly beach comes with a pool, playgrounds and water sports.
Frying Pan Adventures Fun and educational food tours explore the polyethnic culinary labyrinths of Bur Dubai and Deira.
Dubai Food Festival New trends, celebrity chefs, cooking classes and fabulous fare at month-long foodie fair.
Al Mansour Dhow dinner cruise Dhow cruises offer a romantic journey with a generous spread of Western and Middle Eastern food.
Last Exit E11 Food-truck heaven for families, with international chains, plus playground.
Blue Orange Just one of Dubai´s legendary Friday brunch options.
Alserkal Avenue Constantly evolving creativity village with galleries, cafes, fringe theatre, offbeat stores and funky cafes in warehouses.
BoxPark Cool street mall built from shipping containers feeds hipster cravings with concept stores and offbeat cafes.
City Walk Fashionable outdoor mall with sleek architecture, stunning digital projections, street art and high-end boutiques.
Dubai Design District Cauldron of creativity with international players, lots of public art, edgy buildings and a busy events schedule.
IMG Worlds of Adventure Experience thrill rides with dinos, superheroes and cartoon characters in the world's largest indoor amusement park.
Legoland Dubai This Lego wonderland comes with rides, live entertainment, a driving school and a huge Lego shop.
Motiongate This indoor-outdoor park counts rides inspired by Ghostbusters, Shrek and The Hunger Games among its attractions.
Bollywood Parks Dubai Plunge into the action, adventure and romance of India's huge movie industry crowned by a musical.