Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


Arjaan Dubai Media City
Well located apartments with a host of amenities for hassle-free spacious living.
Al Mahara
Certainly an experience! Set in an underground aquarium the atmosphere is special, the food often less so.
Organic Foods
A rare find in Dubai, this sparsely decorated café cooks up treats with produce from the organic supermarket nextdoor.
The Walk
This new collection of shops has some lovely individual boutique choices.
In a city full of spectacle, OKKU distinguishes itself with, well, jellyfish. The food's also excellent.
Shakespeare & Co
This chain is perfect for a caffeine hit and a tempting patisserie or macaroon.
The Boardwalk
Pick something simple from the Boardwalk's menu and soak up the unbeatable location.
Excellent Italian flare with a relaxed vibe upstairs and a more formal setting below.
Gold Souk
This gold market is a bustling experience; stall upon stall of every imaginable jewelled piece.
Abu Dhabi
The capital of the UAE promises luxury and style underlined by traditional values of hospitality and respect.
Jumeirah Centre
The discount little sister of the hip independent womenswear boutique.
iKandy Ultra Lounge
Wear white if you want to shine, otherwise sit back and bask in the reflected beauty of the other clientele.
Madinat Theatre
Dubai's locals flock to this impressive theatre with its cosy feel and choice in performances.
A world class adventure park with quite unparalled rides and attractions.
The best wine and cheese party you're ever likely to attend.
Kempinski Mall of The Emirates
High end spacious luxury in the midst of the shops but not one for the beach lovers.
Al Maha
Award winning luxury set in the heart of the desert an effortless combination of cutting edge Dubai and its traditional past.
Jebel Ali Equestrian Club
Everyone is welcome here and they offer beach or inland routes.
The Terrace
As ever location is everything but the champagne and caviar are welcome additions to this Creek-side site.
The Third Line
This varied, innovative gallery endorses Middle Eastern art and culture.
The Intercontinental
Unexpected style from the brand in an increasingly trendy location.
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
A young fresh addition to the art scene featuring contemporary artists from across the Middle East.
The Palace
Located close to major shopping and tourist attractions the rooms evoke Arabian charm.
Here you will find a vast space dedicated to pampering your body in style.
Crossroads Bar
A rare spot of serenity in bustling Dubai relax with a classic cocktail while enjoying the views.
Zaatar W Zeit
The menu here is simple but effective; delicious topped breads and it's open 24 hours.
Jumeira Mosque
Book onto a tour to experience Dubai's cherished and exquisite mosque.
Il Rustico
Cosy spot serving good quality generous Italian dishes with a staunch local following.
Sushi Sushi
A relaxing venue for enjoying excellent Japanese cuisine without the price tag of the major hotels.
This colossal theme park will dwarf anything you can imagine in your wildest of wild dreams.
The Tiger Woods
Emirates Golf Club
This world class golf course offers two 18-hole championship courses and a 9-hole par-3.
Tour Dubai
The Agency
 An extensive wine collection with tapas to match make this a popular choice.
Big Bus Company
Hop on and off this air conditioned tour bus and enjoy Dubai's main attractions.
Al Ahmadiya School
Once a school now this museum holds an enlightening collection on life before the oil boom.
Camel Polo
This is the amusing result when opulence meets desert.
Definitely one for the adventurous diner the extraordinary food and fabulous decor will not be forgotten.
Buddha Bar
Incredibly popular with the Dubai glitterati dress in your finest and be sure to make a reservation
XVA Art Hotel
Located in the heart of traditional Dubai away from the resorts XVA Gallery offers an original and cultural stay.

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