Things to Do in United Arab Emirates

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One of the best places to escape the maddening airport crowds is this expensive and lavish reception and service center for VIPs—or those willing... Read More

You’ll find camel’s-milk chocolate (that’s right, camel’s milk) with dates, spices, and half the fat of your standard cow&rsquo... Read More

Discover Dubai's artistic side at Alserkal Avenue, which houses a riot of art galleries and cultural spaces all within 250,000 square feet of each other... Read More

This historic neighborhood was created in the 19th century by pearl traders from Bastak, Iran. Today, it's a rambling maze of galleries, boutique hotels... Read More

The Burj Khalifa, also referred to as the Burj Dubai, is one of the city’s most recognizable structures and the tallest building in the world. The... Read More

Currently under construction, Business Bay, when completed, will be a multipurpose, commercial and residential center. Located between Sheikh Zayed Road... Read More

As in the various gold souks in the Middle East, gold is sold by the gram in the Dubai Airport, at constantly fluctuating prices. You can also buy gold... Read More

An ever-changing selection of cars and motorbikes gets raffled off to passengers willing to shell out $139 for a ticket in the Finest Surprise raffle,... Read More

Ride a traditional abra across the historic Dubai Creek starting in Deira and ending in Bur Dubai. If you prefer to splash out, you can charter an abra... Read More

With the opening of Terminal 3 in October 2008, the airport’s retail operations—all controlled by Dubai Duty Free—doubled to 160,000... Read More

Dubai International Airport is the primary airport for the city of Dubai and has become a major air traffic hub for the Middle East. The airport has a... Read More

With nearly 100 million flowers in the middle of the desert, Dubai Miracle Garden is one of the most Instagrammable scenes in the city. This Disney... Read More

Behold Dubailand, a three-billion-square-foot outdoor oasis from Tatweer (a government-owned real-estate investment firm) that improbably marries... Read More

Slated to open in late 2010, the first Ferrari theme park will also be the world's largest indoor park—more than two million square feet. Among... Read More

Five Green is the first United Arab Emirates concept store devoted to urban street-wear and art sourced from all over the world. This concept store... Read More

There's a lot more to Dubai than five-star restaurants, so skip those altogether in favor of a Frying Pan Adventure food tour. This popular food crawl... Read More

If you’re stopping over in Dubai, the likelihood is high that you’ve just gotten off a long flight and are on your way to another. Which... Read More

Part of the Mall of the Emirates, this internal complex houses a good selection of designer labels—and the new Almaz restaurant, by Mourad "Momo"... Read More

To visit Dubai is to acquaint yourself with the notion of VIP—even when you're headed to the movies. Reel Cinemas offers moviegoers the opportunity to... Read More

A fashion boutique like no other in Dubai—you can enter directly from the street—with clothes by Middle Eastern designers. Read More

The creation of three friends with a shared passion for all things fashion-related, Sauce has expanded from its original location in the Village Mall to... Read More

A multi-functional art space composed of oatmeal-colored alleyways that exhibits contemporary works and hosts a variety of cultural programs. Opened in... Read More

Completed in 2007 after 11 years of construction, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is among the United Arab Emirate's most impressive and... Read More

It's safe to say there's no place in the world quite like Ski Dubai. For starters, the 242,187 square-foot winter wonderland—complete with five slopes,... Read More

Skydiving has quickly become the favorite pastime of celebrities passing through Dubai (Will Smith, Rita Ora, and Chanel Iman, to name but a few A-list... Read More

Kite Beach is the city's best place to paddleboard—or kitesurf or sail. Join fit expats and young families at this ever-popular public beach, where you... Read More

There’s free Wi-Fi everywhere in the Dubai International Airport, which is not to say that it works perfectly in every part of the terminals. If... Read More

It’s rare that we recommend visiting an airport’s tourism kiosk, but the DTCM is actually worth seeking out. Staffed by the nicest people in... Read More

The defining structure of the Dubai International Financial Center, the Gate rises 15 stories and was designed by American-based architects, Gensler.... Read More

Located off Sheikh Zayed Road in the Al Quoz district, The Third Line gallery displays and promotes regional and Islamic art from artists throughout the... Read More

First- and business-class passengers on Emirates have access to separate, lavish lounges in T3, with mini-spa treatments from Timeless Spas, the... Read More

The "sheikh of chic" of Kuwait, Majed al-Sabah, enters the Dubai scene with his trademark luxury shopping destination in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Read More

Right across from the hotel’s reception area, Wing’s bar is one of the lesser-known oases in the airport (i.e., it is often quiet and... Read More

XVA, an art gallery owned by Mona Hauser, is located in the Bastakiya district and focuses on Middle Eastern and Islamic art. The gallery hosts rotating... Read More

Because Terminal 1 is so crowded, finding a place to sit can be difficult unless you gain access to a lounge (or stake out a seat in McDonald’s,... Read More

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