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Dubai

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Orient Guest House
Traditionally restored small scale hotel offers an unusual insight into 'old' Dubai.
Warehouse
This surprising venue has something for everyone, including known DJs spinning to an ex-pat crowd on weekends.
Al Awadi Stables
A ride lesson or camping trip will be accommodated by this friendly easy going stable.
Barasti
Beachfront bar which attracts a relaxed crowd - not the most stylish but those not trying to be either.
Rare
Wide selection of serious steak in a location offering an escape from the bustle of the city.
Smiling BKK
Full of cheeky character come prepared for the entertaining menu at this hard-to-find Thai.
Sezzam
This animated place has economical combinations and weekend entertainment for the kids.
Sharjah
This conservative town is renowned for its cultural attractions.
The Irish Village
With a late license and large terrace area this has established itself as a renowned live music venue.
One & Only Royal Mirage
Makes the most of traditional Arabian design offering a broad choice in an outstanding setting.
Courtyard
This is a delightfully cool place to enjoy meze and shisha in the evening.
Souk Madinat
An eclectic mix of top restaurants souvenir stalls and your average shops.
Westin Mina Seyahi
One of the best locations in Dubai offering a wide range of activities a great spot especially outside the school holidays.
Handi
Fine dining doesn't come much better than in this North Indian restaurant located in the classically swanky Taj Palace Hotel. 
Festival City
Once you've exhausted yourself in this huge mall relax on its outdoor terrace.
Bidi Bondi
It's not going to change your life but with its palm location and beautiful clientele its certainly worth a visit.
Mosaic Chill
Kick back at this stunning poolside bar and socialize over shisha.
Car & Go-Kart Racing
One of the most modern and challenging tracks on which to experience the thrill of motor racing.
Gulf Ventures
Gulf Ventures come well recommended and with much experience in creating the best trip for you.
Ravi Restaurant
This cheap Pakistani restaurant is budget but as the locals will testify it's scrumptious.
Thai Kitchen
Watch the chefs at work as you savour a multiplicity of miniature dishes capturing the flavour of Thailand.
Musandam Peninsula
Lose yourself in the beauty of this tranquil hideaway 2 hours from Dubai.
Wafi Gourmet
This oriental market version of a posh food hall has trays of delicacies to take home or to snack on the hoof.
Le Royal Meridien
Catering to all tastes and offering both local and international pleasures Le Royal Meridien is a great family choice.
Mercato Mall
Cosmetics and entertainment
Outlet Mall
Find a splendid bargain here where many major names are sold at discount prices.
Eau Zone
A romantic hotspot on the beach complete with authentic ocean sound effects.
BurJuman Mall
A medium-sized mall with good restaurants and increasingly expensive stores as you make your way higher.
Gold & Diamond Park
A more easily maneuvered version of the Gold Souk where haggling is the norm.
Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Lounge
Lively with a healthy dash of decadence visit Vic's to lose your inhibitions in one of the enormous cocktails.
Almaz by Momo
This is a fine choice for great food and service in a low light setting.
Rock Bottom
With its sticky dancefloor and 'ethnic' grub this place is distinctly unglitzy. Fun though. 
Movies Under the Stars
Dubai's climate lends itself perfectly to this favourable outdoor cinema.
Segreto
Sophisticated and tasty with excellent views and a definite romantic edge.
Desert Rangers
If Dubai-style adventure is more up your street Desert Rangers will never fail to impress.
Teatro
The broad range of cuisine all achieves impressive authenticity making this a prudent choice whatever you fancy.
Hatta
One hour from Dubai Hatta nestled in the scenic Hajar Mountains is a popular weekend getaway.
Jumeirah Centre
The discount little sister of the hip independent womenswear boutique.
Organic Foods
A rare find in Dubai, this sparsely decorated café cooks up treats with produce from the organic supermarket nextdoor.

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