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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.

“Opulent hotel featuring ornate suites, plus 9 restaurants, 4 pools, a private beach & a luxe spa.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Water Park
“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
“The perfect place to pickup your souvenir, or just revel in the gorgeous architecture. This souk is an authentic re-creation of a typical middle eastern marketplace, filled with style, ambience, shops, restaurants and bars! Enjoy a boat ride while you take in the views of Burj Al Arab in the distance. Truly a must-visit destination! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
“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
“Wild Waddi. Its a place to take the kids . It has a water park plus lots of tings to do.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Dubai's own little venice ! stunning place with plenty to see and do with amazing restaurants with boats to take you all over. View of The Burj Al Arab”
  • 9 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
“Soaring over 200 metres above sea level, on the 27th floor. From modern day classics to innovative cocktails, master mixologists go to great lengths to seek out inspiration, drawing influence from the most unexpected places. The views are no less exclusive; catch your reflection in the glittering lights of the Dubai skyline as you gaze out through floor to ceiling windows that surround the bar.”
  • 1 local recommends
“A modern and luxury souk with many shops, bars and restaurants + you can take a small boat to sail around the Madinat village”
  • 6 locals recommend
“For seafood lovers and lovers ;) With captivating views across the Arabian Gulf and Burj Al Arab, the multi-award winning Pierchic restaurant offers a ‘over-the-water’ dining experience. Offering fresh seafood delicacies, this restaurant is situated at the end of the pier at the Al Qasr Hotel. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
“We recommend eating at Nina for some good fusion Indian food, or tea at their Samovar lounge at sunset times.”
  • 2 locals recommend
“The definition of oriental 1001 nights - arrive at night in the most beautiful hotel of Dubai for a drink on the terrace of the lobby cafe - it has the most awesome view of Burj Al Arab. Unforgettable!”
  • 4 locals recommend
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“Supermarket, pharmacy, ladies salon, massage parlour, gift shop, u name it, its got it. Walking distance too!”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Great views of the Burj Al Arab and sitting next to the water canal in Souk Madinat ”
  • 2 locals recommend
  • 1 local recommends