Mix some souk shopping with chic cafés on Dubai Creek
Al Seef is one of Dubai's most popular leisure districts, situated directly on the bustling Dubai Creek. The popular destination offers a charming atmosphere that pays homage to the UAE’s distinct heritage. A neighbourhood steeped in history, Al Seef is the place for visitors looking to shop, dine and stay. Every building façade in Al Seef has been given an old school makeover to take you back to Dubai's past, from the shopping stalls right down to Starbucks, and the effect is simply delightful.
The Dubai Frame is one of the city’s most famous attractions for visitors and residents alike. Much like the iconic Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, the building's landmark location in Zabeel Park provides panoramic views of the city. At 150m tall and 93m wide with a bridge connecting the two towers, Dubai Frame has a unique concept to its structure. Beyond the stunning views, visitors can experience the past, present and future from the ground to the sky. For example, the story of the city’s past is told using the latest technology, combining animations and holographic effects with traditional music and aromatic scents to transport visitors back in time.
A trip to Dubai isn't complete without a trip to the famous Gold Souk, one of the oldest and most fascinating traditional markets in the emirate. Whether you’re just browsing, or genuinely on the hunt for even the slightest amount of precious gold, walk through the glittering Gold Souk to find designs from around the world crafted in a variety of carats. You can be sure your purchases will be genuine. In addition to gold, look out for diamond-encrusted ornaments, strings of pearls, platinum and silver. Retailers are more than up to offer a bargain, provided you are fair with your price. The Gold Souk is located on the Deira side of Dubai Creek, just a short walk from other bustling souks and abra stations.
Dubai's newest shopping mall and lifestyle destination in a lush residential hub
Located in an upscale residential neighbourhood surrounded by rolling green lawns and a popular park, Dubai Hills Mall is the latest shopping mall in Dubai. The lifestyle destination is a welcome addition to the city's shopping scene and features over 600 outlets, covering a chic mix of retail, dining and leisure offerings. A highlight here is The Storm, the ultimate high-speed indoor rollercoaster for thrill-seekers of all ages.
Visit a 360-degree observation deck at Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah
Enjoy incomparable views of one of Dubai’s most talked about landmarks at The View at The Palm. Located 240m high, the observation deck presents never seen before 360-degree panoramas of Palm Jumeirah alongside the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline in the distance. The View at The Palm is located on level 52 of The Palm Tower, which also houses a café, a creative exhibition, interactive aquarium-themed tunnels and a gift shop. To further elevate your sky-high sightseeing experience while here, step up to The Next Level – at 250m above ground, the private, barrier-free space is the island's highest vantage point.
Nakheel Mall is a premium lifestyle, retail, dining and entertainment destination located at the heart of Palm Jumeirah. Accessible by Palm Monorail, road or on foot, the mall opened in late 2019 with more than 300 outlets. Shopping highlights include home improvement store ACE, H&M and Waitrose supermarket, which join a range of recreational spaces such as the Trampo Extreme trampoline park, Fabyland indoor playground and a 14-screen VOX Cinemas complex.