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Travel Guide: Dubai

Posted on 07 February 2017

Our Sales & Marketing Manager, Camilla shares her tips for Dubai.

This was my second time in Dubai and it was a jam-packed 4 days. It involved lots of eating, shopping and of course playing in the biggest sandbox, the desert. Here are some of the highlights from my trip.

EAT

A cafe with a garden serving organic, vegan & gluten-free options, connected to a lifestyle store. A sanctuary away from the big shopping malls.

Khan Murjan

Serving traditional Middle Eastern dishes in a marble courtyard. You must order the hummus! Their bread is baked fresh in the wood fire oven.

This place will transport you right to the Greek island of Mykonos. Fresh grilled seafood and cocktails by the beach.

EXPERIENCE

This is a MUST! You can't visit Dubai without exploring the desert. I highly recommend doing the Heritage desert safari with Platinum Heritage, they also have a wide selection of different experiences. The likes of Will Smith, Selena Gomez and Rebel Wilson amongst other celebrities have visited.

 

You'll be driven around the desert in a 1950's vintage Land Rover, watch the sunset over the dunes as you learn about falconry with a glass of sparkling date & apple juice in hand, then dinner under the stars in a Bedouin camp nestled inside a private Royal retreat. You can try camel milk, get your henna done and watch traditional dance performances. 

 

SHOP

Iranian Souk - Mina Port, Abu Dhabi

A handful of stalls filled with goods from Iran and other countries in the region. Ranging from weave baskets to lamps, searching for hidden gems. You'll find yourself buying items you didn’t know you needed.

Bag fulls of spices and herbs like tumeric, cinammon and dried rose line the narrow alleys filling the air with strong aromas. Wander through the alleys and you'll find shops selling everything from jewellery, clothes to home furnishings. Make sure you bargain with them!

Yes, I'm telling you to go to a supermarket, because I just love them, and this one is HUGE. Stock up on dates to bring home to your family and friends.

VISIT

No visit to Abu Dhabi is complete without seeing this mosque. Upon entering you will be given an abaya to wear with a hood to cover your hair or you may bring your own scarf. They have free English speaking tour guides at certain times throughout the day, so schedule your visit to coincide. 

Iranian Mosque, Bur Dubai

Catch the abra (wooden boat) across Dubai Creek from the Spice Souk to the other side. Take a stroll through the old Textile Souk to the Iranian Mosque, a great example of Persian architecture. 

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