You may be interested in where some of the Dubai blogging experts like to head in the city when not consumed with writing their next blog posts. I sent them an email and asked them about their recommended activities and what to do in Dubai for you.
So here are some their favourite picks. I hope some of these places and events in Dubai and the UAE will be useful for you too when planning your Dubai trip or local adventures.
What to Do in Dubai as Recommended by 8 Experts
Eco-lodges, hole in the wall restaurants, and flawless, quiet beaches are my favourite travel likes.
“Now, I am waiting for the Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on Saadiyat Island in the coming months. Both the permanent collections and works on loan from French institutions are going to be tremendously impressive and I can’t wait to see them.”
- My Favourite Place
Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, home to more than 20 art galleries and creative spaces (and growing).
- My Favourite Place to Eat
Center Cut at the Ritz Carlton DIFC for the most beautifully prepared steak in town and fabulous service too.
- Activities I Cannot Miss
I adore the art nights in both DIFC and Al Quoz. They are completely free and a great excuse to binge on art, good conversation, and an infusion of culture.
- My Favourite Hidden Gem(s)
The brand new Creekside Café right behind the souk, which is a part community space, part Emirati fusion eatery. I love watching the dhows sail by on the water and daydreaming about Dubai’s past and future.
- My Favourite Shopping Spot
- The blue souk in Sharjah for gifts with local flair
- Sophie’s Closet for vintage baubles
- The Odd Piece for quirky retro furnishings
- Book Munch for delightful cookbooks
- Dubai Outlet Mall for heavily discounted couture frocks
- The cARTel for unique fashion by regional designers
- Memorable Moments
Getting the chance to take a behind the scenes tour of the Dubai Fountain was a dream come true.