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Dubai

Hg2 x Original Travel: 10 Barefoot Luxury Honeymoon Hotels
Some people like chichi honeymoons, we prefer the romance and charm of barefoot luxury hotels, suites that open onto the beach and nobody in sight
Taj Dubai
Offering views of the Burj Khalifa, the Taj Dubai is a luxurious hotel overlooking Downtown Dubai with its own on-site spa and numerous restaurants.
S*uce Dubai Mall
S*uce Dubai Mall, one of nine S*uce branches in the UAE, is a tantalizing collection of designer must-have items, from clothes to accessories.
Symphony
Symphony is a high-end multi-brand fashion boutique based in Dubai Mall showcasing international and local designers like Jason Wu and Charlotte Olympia.
The Oberoi
Escape the extravagance and head to minimalist Oberoi hotel which is a refreshing change and prides itself on its light, height and space. 
Amara
Plan B
This slightly smaller space is jammed with a younger zealous crowd.
The Spa
A new addition to the spa scene this is undeniably soothing and pleasurable.
Traffic
Engage in the social world of Middle Eastern art…
Orient Guest House
Traditionally restored small scale hotel offers an unusual insight into 'old' Dubai.
Grand Cineplex
The attraction of this 16-screen theatre are the first-class places alongside to eat or drink.
Zabeel Saray Spa
Vu’s Bar
A refreshingly straight establishment without the flashy edge so sought after in Dubai.
Oriental Hammam
The epitome of indulgence; a Turkish bath at the oriental hamman.
Desert Palm
A personal retreat with exceptional attention to detail an unusual find amidst the ubiquitous mega resort.
Dubai Community Theatre
Be it theatre or music, there's lots going on at this new complex.
Cin-Cin
Expensive but classy night spot with a wine list to be proud of.
Sho Cho
This exceptional beachfront location is patronized by Dubai's beautiful and beautifully rich.
Meem Gallery
An outstanding gallery renowned for Arabic calligraphy and for exhibiting the leading Arabic artists of today.
Umm Al Quwain
Warehouse
This surprising venue has something for everyone, including known DJs spinning to an ex-pat crowd on weekends.
Harry Ghatto’s
Talent non-essential! Come here to murder your favourite ballad.
Al Awadi Stables
A ride lesson or camping trip will be accommodated by this friendly easy going stable.
Hilton Dubai Creek
Full of personality and quirky design features in an area full of traditional- if chaotic- charm.
The Address
One of Dubai's new breed of hotels, The Address combines outstanding design and comfort with achingly hip nightlife
Sheikh Saeed
This majestic and famously owned house has been meticulously restored to show off traditional Emirati architecture.
Barasti
Beachfront bar which attracts a relaxed crowd - not the most stylish but those not trying to be either.
The Montgomerie
One of the finest resorts in Dubai and an award-winning beautfifully landscaped course.
Heritage House
A glimpse into the lives of the middle class before the rise.
Neos
If money is no object and you've a good head for heights head up here for a view to remember.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
This ornamental championship 18-hole course boasts marvelous Creek vistas and floodlight play.
Balloon Adventures
Enjoy sunrise or sunset in ballooning style.
TOMO
At the peak of the Raffles pyramid sits TOMO the rightful location for the best Chinese food around.
Bateaux Dubai
Complete a cruise down the Creek in style at sunset.
Grosvenor House Tower Two
A luxurious mirror of the iconic first tower, situated on the Dubai Marina.
The Irish Village
With a late license and large terrace area this has established itself as a renowned live music venue.
Alpha
In this enormous venue the music stands out attracting a trendy crowd.
Sharjah
This conservative town is renowned for its cultural attractions.
Fire & Ice
A unique setting where performance is key; be sure to save some attention for the exquisite food on your plate.
Smiling BKK
Full of cheeky character come prepared for the entertaining menu at this hard-to-find Thai.

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