Tips & Tricks
Even though the area now known as Dubai bore archeological evidence suggesting that settlements there went back to the Bronze Age, this trading hub as it’s known today got its humble beginning in the early 19th century. In 1833, some 800 members of the Bani Yas tribe, led by the Maktoum Family, settled at the […]
Atlantis Hotel at Palm Jumeirah (Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai) — this hotel is located at a man-made island in the shape of a palm tree. In the lobby you will find a magnificent glass sculpture by the famed glass artist Dale Chihuly. Keep going and you’ll find the 11-million liter aquarium. This aquarium trumps […]
Buses The public bus system is rarely used by Western expats, due to the convenience of taxis. The service is extremely cheap, but routes can be convoluted, journey times lengthy and timings erratic. Timetables, prices and route maps are available from the main bus stations of Al Ghubaiba in Bur Dubai (04 342 11130) […]
Atlantis Beach Dubai – a.k.a. Nasimi Beach (Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis Hotel, Dubai) – this mega hotel occasionally makes an effort to book mega dance music events within its grounds (in this case, at a place called Nasimi Beach), often with interesting results. House music acts such as Avicii, ATB and David Guetta have performed there. […]
Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Museum (Al Fahidi Street, Dubai) — The fort dates back to the 18th century (acting as the oldest existing building in Dubai). It houses interesting archeological finds as spears, khanjar knives and cannons along with various artifacts from African and Asian countries that traded with Dubai traders. Open daily from […]
Abshar Sweet Shop (Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai) – with Iran located on the other side of the Persian Gulf, this restaurant, first launched in 2000, is best-known for its Iranian sweets such as Baklava, Zulbia and others that are readily found here.