Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


Zaatar W Zeit
The menu here is simple but effective; delicious topped breads and it's open 24 hours.
XVA Gallery Café
XVA Gallery
This much loved gallery exhibits top regional and international artists in a pleasant setting.
XVA Art Hotel
Located in the heart of traditional Dubai away from the resorts XVA Gallery offers an original and cultural stay.
Kids or the kid in you will love this amphibious boat trip onland and along the Creek
Wild Wadi
Elegant and simple British seafood is on the menu at Marco Pierre White's Wheeler's.
Westin Mina Seyahi
One of the best locations in Dubai offering a wide range of activities a great spot especially outside the school holidays.
This surprising venue has something for everyone, including known DJs spinning to an ex-pat crowd on weekends.
Wafi Gourmet
This oriental market version of a posh food hall has trays of delicacies to take home or to snack on the hoof.
Another OTT Dubai institution but refreshingly quiet and offering everything.
Vu’s Bar
A refreshingly straight establishment without the flashy edge so sought after in Dubai.
Uptown Bar
Worth a visit for the view alone; overlook the décor and enjoy a peaceful sundowner.
Umm Al Quwain
Engage in the social world of Middle Eastern art…
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.
Tour Dubai
Total Arts
This large acclaimed space is lively and able to house some unconventional exhibits.
At the peak of the Raffles pyramid sits TOMO the rightful location for the best Chinese food around.
The World on Your Skin – Superb Spas
The Walk
This new collection of shops has some lovely individual boutique choices.
The Village Mall
Womenswear and delectable cupcakes to take away.
The Tiger Woods
The Third Line
This varied, innovative gallery endorses Middle Eastern art and culture.
The Terrace
As ever location is everything but the champagne and caviar are welcome additions to this Creek-side site.
The Spa
A new addition to the spa scene this is undeniably soothing and pleasurable.
The Palace
Located close to major shopping and tourist attractions the rooms evoke Arabian charm.
The One Café
In this opulent chandeliered deli-style café the fusion menu is highly accoladed and the ambience glam.
This local chain is a favourite in Dubai with lots of gifts and a great café.
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. 
The Noodle House
This pan-Asian chain will appeal to your senses with its flavoursome fare.
The Montgomerie
One of the finest resorts in Dubai and an award-winning beautfifully landscaped course.
The Irish Village
With a late license and large terrace area this has established itself as a renowned live music venue.
The Intercontinental
Unexpected style from the brand in an increasingly trendy location.
The Els Club
This well manicured 18-hole course is perfect for all standards.
The Boardwalk
Pick something simple from the Boardwalk's menu and soak up the unbeatable location.
The Archive
The Archive provides a relaxing retreat and creative design hub, based right in the heart of Safa Park. 
The Agency
 An extensive wine collection with tapas to match make this a popular choice.
The Address
One of Dubai's new breed of hotels, The Address combines outstanding design and comfort with achingly hip nightlife

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