Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Dubai

Barasti
Beachfront bar which attracts a relaxed crowd - not the most stylish but those not trying to be either.
Warehouse
This surprising venue has something for everyone, including known DJs spinning to an ex-pat crowd on weekends.
Oriental Hammam
The epitome of indulgence; a Turkish bath at the oriental hamman.
Bateaux Dubai
Complete a cruise down the Creek in style at sunset.
The Irish Village
With a late license and large terrace area this has established itself as a renowned live music venue.
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.
Al Ain
Less than 2 hours inland from Dubai Al Ain boasts resplendent red-hued sand dunes and a magnificent expanse of towering mountains.
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.
Outlet Mall
Find a splendid bargain here where many major names are sold at discount prices.
Bait al Wakeel
Amidst fairy lights on the waters edge you'll find this alluring spot.
Gold & Diamond Park
A more easily maneuvered version of the Gold Souk where haggling is the norm.
Rock Bottom
With its sticky dancefloor and 'ethnic' grub this place is distinctly unglitzy. Fun though. 
Wild Wadi
Teatro
The broad range of cuisine all achieves impressive authenticity making this a prudent choice whatever you fancy.
Gold Souk
This gold market is a bustling experience; stall upon stall of every imaginable jewelled piece.
Lemongrass
Amidst Dubai's less glamorous shops this hidden culinary gem serves tasty Thai dishes.
Aquaventure
A world class adventure park with quite unparalled rides and attractions.
Il Rustico
Cosy spot serving good quality generous Italian dishes with a staunch local following.
Big Bus Company
Hop on and off this air conditioned tour bus and enjoy Dubai's main attractions.
Sushi Sushi
A relaxing venue for enjoying excellent Japanese cuisine without the price tag of the major hotels.
Dubailand
This colossal theme park will dwarf anything you can imagine in your wildest of wild dreams.
Tour Dubai
Karama
Fake designer accessories
The Noodle House
This pan-Asian chain will appeal to your senses with its flavoursome fare.
Wonderbus
Kids or the kid in you will love this amphibious boat trip onland and along the Creek
XVA Gallery Café
More Café
For those of you who can't decide head here for an extensive menu and mega generous portions.
Al Samadi Café and Sweet Shop
Part-Lebanese eatery and part-Belle Époque French-style patisserie, Al Samadi is a must-visit for brunchers or those with a serious sweet tooth.
Belgian Beer Café
A refreshing change from drinking ultra-hip cocktails or bad lager, the beer served here does not disappoint.
The Archive
The Archive provides a relaxing retreat and creative design hub, based right in the heart of Safa Park. 
Arabian Tea House
Linger in the shaded courtyard of this café over homemade specialities.
Rivington Grill

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