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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
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“The biggest mall in the world. If you go here, you can see the Dubai fountains, and hit the Burj Khalifa. Kill 3 birds in one stone”
  • 157 locals recommend
Beach
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“Great food, music and beach write at your front step in this beach bar and restaurant. Feel free to go swimming here.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Tallest building in the world! Musical fountain certainly has a different feel during the day and night! If you have time, go during the day and in the evening too! The light show in the evening is spectacular too! ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Resort
“Lovely hotel, with the infamous underwater aquarium and lots of restaurants and beach clubs. Swimming with dolphins is a highlight!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Large waterfront shopping & dining complex with big-name stores, a supermarket & food outlets.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Hotel
“Opulent hotel featuring ornate suites, plus 9 restaurants, 4 pools, a private beach & a luxe spa.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Lovely mall, with an indoor ski area, cinema, food and lots of shopping. Kids will love the walk with penguins activities here too!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Nature
“Dubai’s stunning skyline can be admired from this 829-metre-tall architectural marvel, with the world’s highest observation deck, nightclub and restaurant (worth having a fancy dinner at Atmosphere) For the observation deck please note that there are two options of height (the first one is good enough) and you must purchase your tickets in advance ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“If you are feeling adventurous, a short walk from the home is in the infamous skydive Dubai!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed fountain system. It is set on the 12 hectare manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“A magical flower garden. The garden occupies over 72,000 square metres, making it the world's largest natural flower garden featuring over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A signature building with seven different restaurants on each of its floors: - Fumé - Mama Zonia - Cargo - The Scene by Simon Rimmer - Abd el Wahab - Asia Asia - Atelier M There is a Ladies Night every Tuesday where the Ladies can enjoy free selected drinks up to 3 or more depending on the restaurant.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Have a walk, lunch or dinner in Marina JBR – a nice walk near to the sea with many restaurants (not serving alcohol though), beach, Turkish ice-cream makers, beach volley, shisha beach bar, and many shops. A nice place to hang out to have a view of marina spirit. You can end your walk until Bluewater to enjoy the Dubai Eye and a wonderful view on Marina skyline.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Famous Day and Night Beach and pool club with live music and DJ everyday and night”
  • 24 locals recommend
Water Park
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“The Wild Wadi Water Park is an outdoor water park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Situated in the area of Jumeirah, next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions for all the family. Wild Wadi is themed around the tale of Juha, a known character from the Arabian folklore.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Transportation
“Enjoy the widest selection of shopping, dining, indoor skiing and cinema experiences in Dubai at Mall of the Emirates.”
  • 47 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beach
“Great food, music and beach write at your front step in this beach bar and restaurant. Feel free to go swimming here.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A signature building with seven different restaurants on each of its floors: - Fumé - Mama Zonia - Cargo - The Scene by Simon Rimmer - Abd el Wahab - Asia Asia - Atelier M There is a Ladies Night every Tuesday where the Ladies can enjoy free selected drinks up to 3 or more depending on the restaurant.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Lounge
“Famous Day and Night Beach and pool club with live music and DJ everyday and night”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“A wealth of sensory experiences with colours, textures, taste, and of course, the unmistakable chill-out lounge music.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“My absolute favourite place for nights out! Best cocktails, amazing ambience, great people and brilliant Japanese food! Better make a reservation if you are coming for dinner, because the place is always full, especially on Thursday and Friday nights.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“One of the most popular bar in Dubai with great atmosphere, live band and good DJ every night. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“City Walk is a creative lifestyle space where you can live, work and play. Built around movement, sharing and community, here contemporary creativity thrives and everyone who visits is inspired to actively seek the unexpected. Conceptualised by the world’s best designers, it is a high-end creative lifestyle destination – that includes international retail offerings, upscale gourmet destinations, covetable residences, and plush hotels – combines Dubai’s love of out-of-the-box thinking with contemporary convenience. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located at only 3 min walk from the building, in the Marriot Hotel. An roof top restaurant and bar with a stoning view 360 degrees over the marina bay and the palm jumeirah from the 52nd floor.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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