Going to Dubai, UAE, a real multicultural melting pot, with people from all over the world living in a tolerant and open-minded islamic country. Women of strong personality dressed in sumptuous black (not necessarily the burqa, but maybe a veil or chador covering their hair) on towering heels. Dubai’s city street corners and Hatta desert mountains and dunes that offer picturesque scene to use as backdrops for pictures. Being in the “in-crowd” and explore Dubai’s best restaurants, hotels, cafés, bars and nightclubs dressed in a street fashion style: blue jeans, smart fitted t-shirts and designer accessories, commonly seen amongst the trendy people of Dubai.
Among Dubai’s many bars, the Latin inspired “Calabar“: a vibrant, Latin-inspired, chic-yet-informal – lounge bar found at the 5th floor of “The Address” hotel, in Downtown Dubai, offering a great views of the Burj Khalifa and the spectacular Dubai Fountain. As the sun sets behind the Burj Khalifa, Calabar’s idyllic sundowner terrace is a great place to unwind with friends and enjoy a well-made cocktails, with Portuguese and Spanish soft tunes playing in the background. During cooler months, “Sho Cho’s” is the place where you can enjoy the outdoors nightlife. Start of early in the night with a selection of sushi and sashimi from their delicious menu, and carry on with mojito’s and tropical caipirinhas for the rest of the night while dancing to the top charts classi 80’s discomusic and enjoying the beach side backdrop.
You cannot go wrong visiting “Al Hallab”, a Lebanese chain of restaurants and ordering “A shish tawouk, a bowl of fattoush and fresh mango juice…” soon after your order has been taken by one of their knowledgeable and polite waiters you’ll be presented with a platter of cold fresh whole vegetables, a bottle of water, olives, olive oil and pitta bread.
“Dubai Mall” (one of the world’s largest shopping malls with 1200 stores and a premier indoor ice skating venue, the Dubai Ice Rink) and “Mall of the Emirates” (and its Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East) is where you should definitevely go for shopping.
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