Uncover the history of coffee and sample fresh brews
Coffee has always been an important part of Arabic culture, and the Coffee Museum in Dubai showcases exactly why. The museum is located in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, among many other treasures hidden inside the narrow lanes of the old district. Stop by to discover the origin of coffee, dating all the way back to the legend of Kaldi.
Cross Dubai Creek by abra for a unique, affordable experience
The bustling Dubai Creek has been the lifeblood of the city for generations and continues to attract visitors year-round. For just AED1 (US$0.27c), you can hop aboard one of many traditional boats, known as abras, to cross the creek that separates Bur Dubai from Deira, Dubai’s city centre. The abras, or ‘water taxis’ run every few minutes throughout the day across four stations along Dubai Creek.
Al Ustad Special Kabab is considered one of Dubai's affordable dining hotspots, frequented by tourists and local residents. Just a short stroll from Al Seef and Al Fahidi Cultural Neighbourhood, the coveted Iranian restaurant is featured in numerous foodie tours and culinary guides, with generous platters of grilled kebabs, fragrant rice and delightfully affordable prices.
Choose your favourite Lebanese dishes and Arabic sweets
Head straight to Al Hallab Restaurant and Sweets for a taste of authentic Lebanese food and confectionery – some of the very best in Dubai. Greeting guests with a warm ambience, Al Hallab is perfect for family meals, business lunches, tourist groups and casual dining. If you are keen to explore the much loved Levantine flavours of the region, there is no better place than Al Hallab.
Savour authentic Arabian food at a vintage-style restaurant
Soak up the rustic 1960s-style ambience at Al Fanar Restaurant & Cafe, as you relish the best of traditional Emirati cuisine. The restaurant revives memories of Dubai, as a small town on the shore of the Arabian Gulf. At the time, cafes and social venues were cosy and developed alongside, residential areas. Visitors enjoy sitting in the 'al fresco' courtyard, with seating arranged around a tree.