Aussie couple, Michael and Jessica Noble, have lived in Dubai for almost two years and plan on spending the next few years in this incredible city. Here are their recommendations of who to see and do in Dubai
1. Head for some hidden food
Go to Bu Qtair Restaurant at Jumeirah… seating can be an issue so need to arrive early, but everything is caught and cooked fresh!
2. Go horse riding
If you are an animal lover and want to experience riding the famous Arabian horses. One great recommendation is the Emirates Equestrian Centre.
3. Hit the beach
Kite Beach is a great public beach where you will find cafes and great food trucks lining the beach front that overlooks the Palm.
4. Brunching is a must
Dubai-style brunches are a fairly foreign concept to most Australians, but is definitely a favourite past-time once you get here. If you happen to be in Dubai on a Friday, definitely book in to go to one of the following best brunches in Dubai. Endless food and drink in beautiful 5-star international hotels for three-to-four hours on average. Our favourites are Bubbalicious at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Latitude’ at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Saffron at Atlantis, The Palm.
5. Visit the Souks
Just a short 30-minute trip out of the centre of Dubai you will find the Gold and Spice souks. The souks are inside/outside marketplace stalls and shops selling an abundance of gold, silver and precious stones as well as spices, materials and bits and bobs that make perfect souvenirs. The souks are situated alongside the Dubai Creek, where traditionally, traders would enter the old part of the city with tea, gold and other commodities for trading. It’s definitely worth checking out.