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10 Cool Things to Do in Dubai This Season

Friday, October 7, 2016
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1. Experience Aqua Park in Atlantis with Royal Caribbean UK

One of the greatest experiences while in Dubai is Aqua Park in Atlantis. Reason is simple, I guarantee laughter like no other to a point where your stomach cramps! The Aqua Park in Atlantis was in collaboration with Royal Caribbean UK, the all inclusive cruise, every cruise you book to Dubai with them, you can a chance to pick an excursion that is included in the package and we picked Aqua Park and loved every minute of it! Make sure you go early! As I live in Dubai, I was able to drive straight to Atlantis but if you’re coming from a Royal Caribbean ship, you will have been dropped off at cruise terminal Mina Rashid, DP World Cruise Terminals, from where you will be picked up for any of the available excursions.

2. Visit the Dubai Opera

The Dubai Opera programme is available to view online and tickets to The Pearl Fishers, The Barber of Seville, Opera Without Words, Coppélia, Giselle, Postcards from Vienna, Mozart Gala, Impossible, José Carreras, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Sara Baras, Anoushka Shankar, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, The Nutcracker on Ice and Slava’s Snowshow can be purchased online.

Dubai Opera | Downtown | Book at www.dubaiopera.com

 

3.  Eat in Ruya Restaurant & Lounge

Ruya, in Turkish means dream. An Anatolian dining and menu by Executive Chef Colin Clague, one of the region’s featuring Anatolian classics with a contemporary and fresh twist.

Grosvenor House Tower 1 | Dubai Marina | Call +97143999123

 

4. Lunch at Fish 

Experience the true taste of Aegean Sea fare with beach dining and breathtaking views of the Palm. Soak up the authentic ambiance whilst Turkish Chefs bring you the finest food beachside using the freshest catch of the day. Stunning outdoor decor and fantastic place to be since the weather is cooling.

Fish in Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina Dubai | Call: +97145117139 

 

5. Piknic at the Westin

Pick a towel, pick a spot, gather your friends and gave a ‘piknik’. The Westin’s latest outdoor venue just open its doors and is a fabulous place to go with friends and family!

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina | Open from Sat 11.30am to 4.30pm. Tel: +971 4 3994141

*Picture by www.thehuntr.com

 

6. Miss Lily’s Jamaican Restaurant

Good luck getting a table reservation there! The rumors were true! It took us a month and a half to get a table! But oh was it so worth the wait! You may never want to leave! Located in the Sheraton Grand hotel and serving the best Jamaican & Caribbean food in the city. The jerk chicken reminded me of the month we spent in Jamaica back in 2009.

Sheraton Grand, 5th Floor | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Call 04 354 4074

7. Dine in Couqley

A new French restaurant called Couqley has hit the Dubai scenes pretty strong! The Merry Poppins of french cuisines (which are difficult to find in Dubai). A delicious french bistro from the heart of Beirut! It’s located in Cluster A in JLT, Laguna Tower.

Laguna Tower | Mövenpick Hotel Cluster A | Jumeirah Lake Towers|  Daily starting from noon until 2am | Tel: +9714 5149339.

 

8. Eat in Mythos Kouzina & Grill 

The only thing that is missing here is the breaking of traditional plates on the floor, perhaps one day but for now, Mythos Kouzina & Grill has been the place to go to for authentic Greek food! Have a glass of wine, order the spicy feta cheese dip and enjoy the music that will for a long second, take you back to Greece!

Mythos Kouzina & Grill | B1 Level, Armada BlueBay Hotel | Cluster P, JLT, Dubai
Tel: +971 -04 399 8166 | Opening hours: 12:30pm to 5:00pm and 7:00pm to 11:30pm

 

9. Brunch at La Brasserie 2.0

They call it brunching to the next level. One of the richest brunches you will find. Over 10 live cooking stations, fresh seafood and an after party from 5-8pm! You will love the selection of desserts, the wine bar ‘buffet style’ (very cool) and the beautiful atmosphere outdoor (when weather permits) otherwise you can sit indoor! Great for family & friends! Grab your kids, your friends and start your day at 1:30 pm and enjoy one of the best live bands we’ve heard in a long time!

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort + Spa Al Sufouh Road |  Tel: +97143176000 | Brunch starts at 1:30pm

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10. The Jetty Lounge

The season is ON! An old time favorite and always on our list! The Jetty Lounge at The One & Only Royal Mirage in Dubai is a wonderful place for sundowners! You might keep coming back for the olives, the drinks or the Spanish tapas. Whatever it may be, you will be back here over and over again.

The Palace at The One & Only Royal Mirage in Dubai  | Tel: +971 4 399 9999 | Open from 2:00pm to 2:00am


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2 comments

  1. Eat Drink Stay Dubai (@EatDrinkStayDXB) says:

    That’s a pretty good itinerary, you went to some lovely venues 🙂 The Jetty Lounge is wonderfully special, relaxing and romantic isn’t it?

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