Of all the million trips that we have made to the Metropolis, Dubai was most definitely our favourite. So we have collated the best of the best from the city, these are experiences that we wholeheartedly recommend. You know where to go the next time you visit!
Stay at the Address Hotel for its lush interiors, warm hospitality, gastronomy and most importantly its convenient location, the property is attached to Dubai Mall and is right in the middle of Downtown Dubai with panoramic views of Burj Khalifa from wherever you look.
If you are looking for an option that is both lush and easy on the pocket then the Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre is a great option. They serve up some great food and is attached to the City Centre Mall.
P.S. Both these hotels have the most spas.
We could not have enjoyed eating out in Dubai more. The experiences have been so varied and exceptional, we can safely say that it was the gastronomy made our trip.
Best lunch spot:
Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen & Bar was nothing short of amazing, the truffle fries, the Wellington or their salad were all perfection - full of flavour and presented beautifully. We walked to the Atlantis Aquarium soon after the meal was over - it was a mesmerising experience and caught a beautiful sunset at Nasimi Beach Club over some fruity cocktails.
Best dinner destination:
We are torn between Armani hotel's Japanese restaurant Hashi and the chic La Serre at VIDA Downtown.
We can safely say that our meal at Hashi has been one of the most magical ever. The cuisine is exquisite and so was the service but is was the out-of-the-ordinary surroundings that had us swooning. Set against the sparkly backdrop of Downtown Dubai on one side and the imposing Burj Khalifa on the other and the dancing fountains from Dubai Mall put up a charming show every half an hour - it was as magical as it can get.
La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie is elegant and upmarket, with a marble cocktail bar and cream banisters overlooking the Boulevard below. The bistro combines the charm of a Parisian street café with the electricity of a Downtown Dubai hotspot, which hums from sunrise to late evening.
We love the diversity of venues in the city to party, from a sun downer on the beach to a sedate and luxurious lounge bar to a thumbing nightclub. There is something for everyone here.
Feels great not to travel a full continent to party at your favourite beach club, just like its counterpart in Spain Blue Marlin Dubai Beach Club embodies the true Ibiza lifestyle. We went there for a lazy lunch followed by pool time which spanned hours, come evening and the party was in full swing. The Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine and cocktails we all top class.
We love Buddha Bar, so so much, the serene yet majestic setting, the friendly staff, the cuisine (we love the place as much for it food as for its drinks) and the amazing selection of alcohol. Everything about this establishment spells class and elegance.
We seem to have grown out the phase where we loved dark and loud nightclubs but Provocateur at the Four Seasons Resort Jumeira Road was an exception to the rule.
Coya is possibility one of my favourite places in the world to get dinner and drinks. I love their outpost in London and much as I love their station in Dubai. The culmination of scrumptious food, buzzing vibe and beautiful people has me coming back for more each time.
Best Coffee Shop:
The Cortado at Cafe Nero in Dubai Mall was possibly the best we have had outside of Spain. We also nibbled on some delicious falafels with beetroot hummus, sandwiches and salads and finished with an array of scrumptious desserts. BLISS!! Perfect way to end a productive shopping session.
This article was originally posted on 'The Glutton and the Owl'