What to Eat, See and Do in Dubai

What to Eat, See and Do in Dubai

Golden sands, warm waters and gravity-defying skyscrapers - welcome to Dubai. Flytographer Natelee shares her best tips on what to eat, see and do in this larger than life city on the Persian Gulf.

EAT
Dubai offers plenty of memorable dining options. Jamie’s Italian from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is the spot for hearty Italian fare. And for possibly one of the most unforgettable meals you’ll ever have, head to At.mosphere at Burj Khalifa. The food and views are perfect for an extra special celebration.

Lighten things up with dinner at Asia Asia, where you can sample sushi, dim sum or a special Friday brunch because if ever there was a perfect time for weekday brunch, it’s when on vacation.

SEE
Start your Dubai sightseeing with a ride on the Dubai Ferry from Marina Mall to Dubai Creek to get an overview of Dubai’s jaw-dropping skyline, traditional souks and everything in between.

DO
Get suited up in your best vacation swimwear and head to Wild Wadi, a waterpark with a view set just in front of the Burj Al Arab.

EAT
Dry off and walk just next door to Jumeirah Hotel for your own personal pub crawl. Start with a cocktail at modern British gastropub Dhow & Anchor, then take in the sunset over a cocktail at Uptown Bar, and finally, enjoy a nightcap and dazzling panoramic city views from 360°.

SEE
Head into the desert for a Heritage Desert Safari tour. Step into a vintage Land Rover for an evening immersed in culture. You’ll see how Arabic coffee and henna tattoos are made before an entertaining evening of music and dancing is followed by dinner under the stars. The best part? A portion of the cost is donated to local conservation efforts.

DO
After all the sights have been seen, relax and just be at JBR Beach. Be as active as you’d like - swimming, parasailing and wakeboarding are just a few of the activities available. Or slather on the SPF, sit back and enjoy the view.