DUBAI - Hidden Places
Dubai has so much variation and variety packed into its miles of sand and desert, enormous towers that seem to reach the sky, palm-fringed beaches, and breathtaking man-made wonders that we frequently neglect to explore this lovely desert metropolis beyond its much talked about tourist attractions. This time, explore Dubai’s lesser-known gems that we are confident you will be happy to learn about rather than only the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain, and Dubai Mall.
The Majlis Cafe, Jumeirah Mosque
Try camel milk the next time you’re in Dubai, and to do so, go directly to The Majlis Cafe close to the lovely Jumeirah Mosque. Amazing camel milk-based pistachio ice cream is available there. There are also camel milk drinks, camel milk coffees, and camel milk cheeses and creams, so that’s not all.
Al Mamzar Beach Park
Al Mamzar Beach Park is the ideal little spot for kids if you’re travelling with kids. Deira is home to this white beach and air-conditioned vacation rentals. You can perhaps decide to plunge into the nearby pool. Additionally, there are picnic areas with barbecues, bike rentals, restaurants, snack bars, and a skating rink.
XVA Art Hotel
The XVA Art Hotel is a hidden gem in the Al Fahidi district. Even though there are several hotels in Dubai, all of which are superior to one another, this one stands out since it has just 14 individually and lovingly built rooms. Even better, this previous home now houses the amazing XVA Cafe, which, oddly enough, solely serves Middle Eastern vegetarian food. But if you appreciate art, the gallery and the design store can be what really excites you. Finally, travel to the rooftop under the stars to understand what solace truly means.
The Coffee Museum
Visit The Coffee Museum in Al Fahidi Historical District as a break from the souks and shopping centres. You’ll be amazed by this exceptional café/shop/cultural experience. Antiques, barista tools, coffee history books, and roasting coffee bean recipes are all available for purchase. One place, so much coffee culture!
Al Serkal Avenue
An industrial warehouse site in Al Quoz is now home to what may be Dubai’s hippest art and culture scene. Al Serkal Avenue can be found here. There are coffee shops where you can sit and watch the world go by, art galleries that are worth seeing, and more. Even art classes, exhibitions, and workshops are available to you.