Dubai Parks and Resorts
Dubai is set to be transformed into the capital of fun by the end of 2016 with the opening of Dubai Parks and Resorts. A thrilling labyrinth of mega theme parks like Motiongate™, Bollywood Parks™ and LEGOLAND® will keep young hearts enthralled, while the Riverland™ entertainment and dining boulevard offers all the latest in relaxation. You can stay in the heart of the action too at Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed luxury resort inside the park.
Motiongate™ Dubai sprinkles magic dust on epic Hollywood movies like Underworld, Shrek, Ghostbusters, The Hunger Games, and Step Up to name a few. More than 10 blockbusters from acclaimed moviemakers: DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate have been turned into spine-tingling attractions. Plus, visitors are treated to the wonders of behind-the-scene filmmaking on real-life movie sets at Studio Central.
Check out more interactive rides and multimedia theatre shows at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai – the first of its kind in the world. Fans can engage in action-fuelled experiences based on the top Bollywood celebrities, including cricket stars and renowned singers.
LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park
Two parks combine forces to build a world of intrigue for families with children aged 2-12. Go on adventurous rides and rollercoasters at LEGOLAND® Dubai. Build cars and race against friends and family with LEGO® cars, or take building to another level with robotics at LEGO MINDSTORMS®. There’s also plenty of fun and learning at LEGO® CITY, where becoming a fireman or getting a driver’s license is exclusive to kids. Of course, seeing how Legos are made in the factory, and a detour to Miniland (where children will feel like giants) is a must.
Dubai Museum is the main museum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is located in the Al Fahidi Fort, built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai.
In 2007, Dubai Museum welcomed 1,800 visitors daily, with a yearly total of 611,840. In March 2008, the Museum had 80,000 visitors. The most popular times are from August to April. The Museum received over 1 Million Visitors in the year 2013.
Dubai Souks & Market Guide
A Guide To Dubai Markets. Discover old Dubai in the city’s top souks
Lavish gold jewelry, hand-woven fabrics, traditional oud fragrances and cheap knickknacks- you’ll find it all in the exciting souks of Dubai.
Wander the labyrinth of narrow lanes in search of fun souvenirs, fine art and sculptures, local and international design houses, and take in a show at the atmospheric Madinat Theatre.
The Dubai Mall Souk
Around the corner from The Dubai Mall’s rows of European jewellery stores, the world’s largest mall’s own take on an Arabian-style souk hosts more than 40 boutiques boasting fine jewellery, precious metals, and jaw-dropping gemstones.
Souk Al Bahar
Here, you can stock up on Bateel dates, incense cones, jewellery, abayas, brass lamps, and fresh Arabic pastries studded with nuts and drizzled with honey.
Fittingly for Dubai, “the city of gold”, the Gold Souk is a must-see for serious precious metal traders, the wide passageways are alive with tradesmen and artists trained in the craft of designing jewelry, from bespoke pieces and alluring Arabic designs with prices that aren’t set in stone.
With top chefs, home cooks and savvy expats all swearing by their personal picks among the Spice Souk’s colourful sacks of spices, herbs, rice and fruit, the market hall is a must-visit for those wanting to explore Dubai’s exotic side.
Dealing in everything scented, from pure perfume to essential oils, incense sticks and the exotic traditional oud, the traditional trading spot has beautifully-fragranced options for all.
Choose from your favourite materials and pop into one of the surrounding tailors to be measured for a dress, abaya (traditional womenswear), kandoura (traditional menswear) or suit made to your design. Most can turn around orders in mere days.
Dubai Flea Market
In various locations across Dubai in locations including The Greens, Zabeel Park, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, and Ibn Battuta Mall, this market is ideal for seasoned market-goers.
So Chic Pop-Up Vintage Market
In Alserkal Avenue, held quarterly, shoppers can uncover pre-loved fashion treasures passed on from the city’s most stylish women, both local and international designers and boutique brands.
In The Beach at JBR, fancy a swim, some shopping and a freshly-made gourmet meal? Find all this and more at The Beach’s new seaside markets.
In various locations across Dubai. Hosted in the lush grounds of the Le Meridien Mina Seyahi every Wednesday, with the five-star hotel’s ocean-front outdoor amphitheatre taken over by stalls stocked with artisan crafts, stylish labels, food trucks, and fresh produce straight from the Ripe farm.
ARTE, The Makers Market
Times Square Centre, Mercato Mall, Oasis Mall. ARTE is home to the Artisans of the Emirate. Painters, artists, crafters and bakers converge to show off their pieces, handmade with love.
Reform Night Market
Reform’s green lawns give a garden party feel to its market nights, with a number of themes being rotated during the winter months. Held on selected weeknights, the Fashion Swap Shop is always buzzing with carefully curated vendors.
Farmers’ Market on The Terrace
in Bay Avenue, Business Bay, in the shadows of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, a group of organic farmers sell their best locally grown produce, from tomatoes to farm-fresh eggs.