Read our insider tips for your luxury escape to Dubai, experienced and recommended by our very own Travel Experts.
Dubai is home to some of the most superb shopping experiences in the world.
Although famed for its extravagant, modern malls and exceptional array of designer goods, a more traditional and authentically Dubain shopping experience lies in the city’s nearby souks.
Offering everything from spices and food to jewels and gold, traditional Souks line the narrow streets of Dubai, often hidden within beautiful market places complete with endless rows of eclectic stalls.
To find a true gem, make sure to head to the much-loved Gold Souk – Dubai’s most famous market of all - filled with copious amounts of elegant jewellery, gold bars and bullion coins ready to be bought and bartered for in true Arabian style.
Although renowned as one of the world’s most spectacular sights, due to its magnificent height and superior stature, visiting the Burj Khalifa during the daylight hours can often prove an overwhelming experience for those who like to avoid the crowds. A night time visit offers a cooler, quieter alternative – an unforgettable experience accompanied by the twinkling lights of an iconic cityscape turned on its head.
For Dubaians, Friday marks the start of the weekend – meaning that Friday brunches are a much-loved affair in the city. From eat-your-heart-out bottomless brunches, to opulent eateries, there’s more than enough choice to satisfy your cravings, whatever they may be. For something different, why not head over to Atlantis, The Palm’s Saffron restaurant for an extravagant party atmosphere complete with over 220 spectacular dishes and a resident DJ.
Created to support and nurture the flourishing art scene that goes unseen to most in Dubai, Alserkal Avenue is a creative hub for contemporary art and design. Initially launched in 2007, the cluster of architecturally-designed warehouses is home to an array of galleries, creative spaces and businesses – from the home-grown to the internationally renowned. Located in the city’s industrial quarter, the Avenue is a must-visit for budding artists and aficionados alike.