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Explore and Mix It Up

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When visiting a place it is essential to mix it up with the local population in order fully appreciate and experience the culture and see the reality. Take the time to walk, shop, and eat away from the tourist oriented venues and get in and rub elbows and see what it is really like while also taking in the dominant tourist sites. Gourmet dining and street food is all waiting to be experienced and appreciated.....international cuisine and local vendors making basic food, mix it up.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

13 Places

6 City Tips

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13 Places

Dubai Marina Walk

Scenic Walking Areas

Maria Bonita's Taco House

Restaurants

Al Qudra Cycle Path

Biking Trails

Bur Dubai Abra Dock

Piers & Boardwalks

Dubai Fountains

Fountains

Dubai Metro

Taxis & Shuttles

Dubai Miracle Garden

Gardens

The Irish Village

Restaurants

Dubai Creek

Piers & Boardwalks, Bodies of Water

Al Mamzar Beach Park

Beaches, Parks

Dubai Autodrome

Auto Race Tracks

Dubai Museum

History Museums

At.Mosphere

Restaurants

Ernbo6's City Tips

  • The Dubai Autodrome offers great karting experiences and is open Wednesday evenings for bicycling, walking, and jogging.
  • Ex-pats are everywhere and provide helpful hints ..... without selling you something.
  • Carry water, take your time, break up a day with a visit to an indoor venue, an outdoor sight, and back to an indoor venue.
  • Malls are ideal during the day during the Summers when it is hot. Nice walks can be found at the Marina, along the Creek, and around the Business Bay area.
  • Dubai Metro and the Dubai bus system, the new Marina area tram get you where you want to be.
  • Public transportation is a great way to avoid traffic problems and some of the crazy driving and lack of parking at the popular destinations are an alternative to a cab.
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    Dubai Marina Walk
    Scenic Walking Areas
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    The Dubai Marina walk offers visitors everything you can possibly want or need from small grocery stores to shops to restaurants as well as a great place to take stroll, jog, or get that perfect iconic Dubai only photo.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Area is frequented and lived in my more ex-pats than almost anywhere else and feels very Western. Take the time to walk along the promenade, rent a bike, take a water taxi.
    • Walk to the beach as parking can be tricky and traffic is often snarled. If you must drive, park at either end.
    • Easy access to Barasti Bar from Dubai Marina.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 413 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent. 22/10/2017
    • Perfect for evening walks 22/10/2017
    • Dubai Marina Walk
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    Maria Bonita's Taco House
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin)
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    The absolute best and most authentic Mexican restaurant in the United Arab Emirates. The table side guacamole is incredible.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Go early to get a good seat.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #666 of 6,366 restaurants in Dubai
    • A Taste of Home in Dubai - Real Mexican Food! 12/10/2017
    • Authentic Mexican 17/09/2017
    • Maria Bonita's Taco House
    Address:
    Umm Al-Sheif Street
    Dubai 0000
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 395 5576
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Al Qudra Cycle Path
    Biking Trails
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    Best place to cycle in the Middle East. The Al Qudra cycle path is extremely well maintained, very scenic, easy to ride, and most of all very safe as the path is separated from cars and crazy drivers. The path is vast so take plenty of water but well worth the ride. Best bike path through a desert in the world.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • Water, water, water. Have a headlight and tail light for evening rides.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 413 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing 25/09/2017
    • an unexpected delight 25/09/2017
    • Al Qudra Cycle Path
    Address:
    Al Qudra Road
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 832 7377
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    Bur Dubai Abra Dock
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    The best way to get a boat ride for only 1 AED. Best and most unique water taxi in Dubai and in the Middle East. Great views and gets you across the creek so you can walk and explore and a cool way to mix it up with the locals who live and work here.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Have your coin ready and just grab a seat. Enjoy the ride and take pics.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 413 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Chilled out sea front 22/10/2017
    • Cheap but unsafe boat ride 21/10/2017
    • Bur Dubai Abra Dock
    Phone:
    +971 4 800 9090
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    05:00 - 12:00
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    Dubai Fountains
    Fountains
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    A true must see and take the time to walk around the lagoon to see the show from all areas as the experience changes. Views of the fountain are the best from the lawn opposite the Dubai Mall and is often not crowded while the bridge and promenade in front of the mall is packed with bodies.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • See all the angles so walk around and take it all in.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 413 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful 22/10/2017
    • It always amazing 22/10/2017
    • Dubai Fountains
    Address:
    Financial Centre Road
    Dubai Mall
    Dubai 126882
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 800 382246255
    Price range:
    US$ 360 - US$ 360
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    13:00 - 13:30
    18:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Dubai Metro
    Taxis & Shuttles
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    Grab a ticket, or get a card that you can recharge and ride both the Green Line and the Red Line to your heart's content. The Metro is the ideal way to reach the popular malls like the Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and the Ibn Battuta Mall as well as the Dubai Marina mall. The metro is an ideal way to see Dubai and get around for cheap.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Do not bring a knife or anything that looks or may be a weapon onto the Metro.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 26 Transportation in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Clean & in time!! 22/10/2017
    • cheap travel 22/10/2017
    • Dubai Metro
    Phone:
    +971 800 9090
    Other:
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    Dubai Miracle Garden
    Gardens
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    The Miracle Garden is a great place to visit and experience during the cooler months and growing season. The floral displays are beautiful and well done and makes for an enjoyable visit.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 413 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice! 21/10/2017
    • Beautiful flowers 21/10/2017
    • Dubai Miracle Garden
    Phone:
    +971 4 422 8902
    Price range:
    US$ 12 - US$ 12
    Other:
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    The Irish Village
    Restaurants (Irish)
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    If you are western and want some nightlife, a brew, and pork, then this is the place to visit. The food is great, the atmosphere lively and very hospitable and a great place to have fun and enjoy.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Parking is tough when it gets busy... take a bus, metro, and walk a few feet to avoid the traffic and parking problems.
    From the community
    Ranked #152 of 6,366 restaurants in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Can't wait for winter 14/10/2017
    • Nice place and good beer 14/10/2017
    • The Irish Village
    Address:
    Casablanca Street
    next to Dubai Tennis Stadium
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 282 4750
    Price range:
    US$ 10 - US$ 25
    Hours:
    Thu - Fri
    11:00 - 02:00
    Sat - Wed
    11:00 - 01:00
    Other:
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    Dubai Creek
    Piers & Boardwalks, Bodies of Water
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    The creek is a must see and can be walked along, ridden with an Abra, and just needs to be experienced. Day or night, there is always activity along the banks of the creek with commercial and tourist river traffic making for a busy place. Great place for a long walk, short walk and a beautiful and unique space.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Comfortable shoes for all the walking you might want to do. Water
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 413 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Serene inland sea views 22/10/2017
    • Older Dubai. The night time cruise with dinner is not to be missed 21/10/2017
    • Dubai Creek
    Phone:
    +971 52 933 1100
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    Al Mamzar Beach Park
    Beaches, Parks
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    A beautiful and well kept park that is worth a visit. Beaches are clean, good snorkeling, or swimming and clean bathrooms. The park is large and accommodating to all visitors and lots of green spaces.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 413 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Barbeque visit! 14/10/2017
    • spend many peaceful mornings 14/10/2017
    • Al Mamzar Beach Park
    Address:
    Al Mamzar Al Khaleej Rd
    Al Mamzar
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    08:00 - 22:00
    Thu - Sat
    08:00 - 23:00
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    Dubai Autodrome
    Auto Race Tracks
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    Fun, fun fun for everyone. The Dubai Autodrome has so much to offer and has a great place to walk and view the sights. Also open on Wednesday evenings to pedestrians and cyclists for free. Unless you need to rent a bike. Well worth a visit.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Free on Wednesday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm for walking, jogging, or bicycling. Rental bikes available.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 413 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Valuable and Wonderful Experience!! 19/10/2017
    • Awesome experience!! 15/10/2017
    • Dubai Autodrome
    Address:
    Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd
    Motor City
    Dubai 57331
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 367 8700
    Other:
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    Dubai Museum
    History Museums
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    A touristy place but worth a look to see the history of Dubai and the region. Well kept and maintained, often crowded with tourists and in a congested part of the city known as Deira. Take a bus, walk, but when you take a car, you will be hunting a parking spot which gets frustrating in this city. Go early.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Visit as early as possible to avoid large crowds and no parking.
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 413 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Explains the transformation of Dubai! 21/10/2017
    • It was alright 21/10/2017
    • Dubai Museum
    Address:
    34 St
    Al Fahidi Fort, Bur Dubai
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 353 1862
    Hours:
    Fri
    14:00 - 20:30
    Sat - Thu
    08:30 - 20:30
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    At.Mosphere
    Restaurants (French, European, Central European)
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    Ernbo6 Says:

    If you have to eat and drink in the highest building at the 122 and 123rd floors then this is it. Expensive but unique. A "bird's eye" view of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf from this lofty venue but there is a strict dress code.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Must have a reservation. High minimum.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #102 of 6,366 restaurants in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Simply one of the best views in the world 22/10/2017
    • The right place for celebration 21/10/2017
    • At.Mosphere
    Phone:
    +971 4 888 3828
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 11:00
    12:00 - 16:30
    19:00 - 02:00
    Other:
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