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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Water Park
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“The Wild Wadi Water Park is an outdoor water park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Situated in the area of Jumeirah, next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions for all the family. Wild Wadi is themed around the tale of Juha, a known character from the Arabian folklore.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beach
“Sunset Beach: For the quintessential ‘holding up the Burj Al Arab' photograph, this spot will get you the best side of Dubai’s iconic hotel. The free beach is a perpetual hive of activity and one of the emirate's most beautiful stretches of sand. Also known as Umm Suqeim Beach, head to nearby Surf House Dubai to rent a board and discuss surf conditions over a coffee. Jumeirah 4, +971 800 900.”
  • 11 locals recommend
School
“Alserkal Avenue, offers edgy art events, endless pop-up concepts, cutting edge galleries, and now even a small theatre.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Located at the end of a marine wharf, is definitely the place in town from where enjoy the view of Burj Al Arab.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Resort
“Wild Waddi. Its a place to take the kids . It has a water park plus lots of tings to do.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Brilliant place for Arts, check website before going to check what is happening! check out Cinema Akil for alternative movies!”
  • 10 locals recommend
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Indian Restaurant
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“your great and very different casual tasty fish experience. located near the kite beach and fihermans village . Try the amazing spicy prawns and curry sauce.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Establishment
“Also known as Sheikh Hamdan Beach, this long pristine stretch of white sand is super clean and has lots of activities, including kite surfing, soap football, beach tennis, beach volleyball and kayakin”
  • 5 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“a local favorite, incredible burger joint, always packed. Great burgers, shakes, and fries on the beach. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Night Club
“For a unique party experience, check out Mahiki Dubai which opened its doors in December 2011. With a fun Polynesian theme, Mahiki brings a piece of tropical paradise to Dubai. With its fun, virant décor that runs throughout every aspect of this restaurant/club from the tropical themed drinks to the DJ booth and dance floor, Mahiki plays an endless variety of peppy, feel-good tunes that makes it immensely popular with royals, actors, musicians and those that love to party in a fun-filled atmosphere.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Cafe's, beach activities and kite surfiing - this place is a great spot to hang out and get some sun. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Great public beach in Dubai, there is a 14 km running/waking track as well. At the Kite Beach location there are also a number of restaurants and cafes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“BOUNCE is a giant spring-loaded playground full of trampolines. Think stunt grade airbags and circus grade padding – think Parkour made easy, or gymnastics has gone freestyle in an environment where anyone can do it.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic Mexican food is served here! If you’re craving some fresh guacamole (made in front of you) and some excellent quesadillas – then Maria Bonita is a must. Located in a residential area in Jumeirah, it strays away from your conventional restaurant set up. Best part: you can get sombreros upon request. ”
  • 4 locals recommend