III DUBAI III

Sheikh Zayed Road ( Image Source: Medubai)

Sheikh Zayed Road (Image Source: Medubai)

Dubai is one of my all time favorite places to go to. It's the perfect combination of eastern hospitality and luxury combined with the westernized advancements in technology: it's the perfect modern city. Due to its natural hot climate, I recommend going March-April or September-November. You will always find something new and exciting in this vibrant city. I just wanted to share a few of my favorite spots while being here.

1. Attractions

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Image Source: Boostinspiration

"Dubai Mall 2010" by Martin Stavars

"Dubai Mall 2010" by Martin Stavars

Downtown- Fountains in front of Burj Khalifa, Jumeirah Beach- Zero Gravity (great beach lounge to stay at the beach), Madinat Jumeirah (Hotel, restaurants and Souk),  Miracle Gardens (Largest natural flower garden in the world http://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/), Desert Tour- ATV & off road tours,  Visit Burj Al Arab (The only 7 start hotel in the world, have to make a reservation to be able to go in), Boat Tours (Yacht Charter, yellow boats, dinner cruise, Dhow dinner cruise), Air Tours- Seaplanes and Helicopter, Emirates Golf ClubSkydive Dubai (http://www.skydivedubai.ae/),  Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo (in the Dubai Mall- http://www.thedubaiaquarium.com/en/Default.aspx), Ski Dubai (Indoor ski resort in Mall of the Emirates- ski lessons and you can pet penguins! http://www.theplaymania.com/skidubai/welcome), Palm Islands Jumeirah Hotel (Atlantis, The Lost Chambers Aquarium), The Dubai Marina (the most luxurious man-made marina in the world. http://www.dubai-marina.com/)

2. Restaurants

Tom&Serg (Image Source: daydreamlivingblog)

Tom&Serg (Image Source: daydreamlivingblog)

Media City: 1762, Pascal Tepper French Bakery, Circle Cafe

DIFC- Roberto's , Zuma, Caramel, Gramercy

Dubai Marina: Pier 7(Fümé, Atelier M,  Asia Asia,  Abd el Wahab, The Scene by Simon Rimmer, Cargo, O Cacti), Little Bangkok, Reem al Bawadi, 

Downtown: Ewaan Lounge at the Palace Hotel, Katsuya, Karma Kafe, Belgian Beer Cafe

JBR: Smoky Beach, Jedoudnah, Magnolia Bakery, Pappa Roti, Leopold's of London

Tom&Serg, Jazz@PizzaExpress, Blue Sapphire,  Malecon (Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa), La Farine (French cuisine in JW Marriott Marquis)

3. Shopping

"There's something beautiful about keeping certain aspects of your life hidden. Maybe people and clouds are beautiful because you can't see everything." - Kamenashi Kazuya

"There's something beautiful about keeping certain aspects of your life hidden. Maybe people and clouds are beautiful because you can't see everything." - Kamenashi Kazuya

Dubai Marina Mall (http://www.dubaimarinamall.com/Page/StoreGuide.aspx)

Dubai Mall (largest mall in the world containing every major fashion brand in the world. http://www.dubaimarinamall.com/Page/StoreGuide.aspx)

Mall of the Emirates (http://www.malloftheemirates.com/)

"The Walk" on JBR (http://www.thewalkdubai.com/)

4. Events

"New Year at Burj Khalifa" by Najam Ansari

"New Year at Burj Khalifa" by Najam Ansari

From Tennis championships to Music Festivals, Dubai offers a wide variety of events to attend to all year round. The most up to date calendar can be found on:  http://www.dubaicalendar.ae/en

5. Nightlife

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Image Source: thematapicture

If you are a night owl this is your city! There are events going on every night of the week. To not miss out on anything go check out: http://www.dubainight.com/dubai/going-out-dubai,4.html - It will give you break down between clubbing, concerts, ladies nights or any other type of event you are looking for. Some of my favorite spots are: White X Dubai, Jetty Lounge, Iris (rooftop restaurant and bar on the 27th floor of the Oberoi Hotel).

Dubai Marina Walk (Image Source: Flickr)

Dubai Marina Walk (Image Source: Flickr)

Dubai Marina (Image Source: bypateltravel)

Dubai Marina (Image Source: bypateltravel)

Night View of Burj al Arab Hotel from the Madinat Jumeirah (Image Source: Flickr)

Night View of Burj al Arab Hotel from the Madinat Jumeirah (Image Source: Flickr)

O-14 Reiser and Umemoto (Image Source: Archdaily)

O-14 Reiser and Umemoto (Image Source: Archdaily)

Tallest man-made structure- 829.94 m (Image Source: Tumblr)

Tallest man-made structure- 829.94 m (Image Source: Tumblr)

Image Source: Nihed B Photography

Image Source: Nihed B Photography

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