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Butheina Kazim
Curators’ pick
Arts & Culture

A weekend of arts and culture

8 Places

2 Days

Film curator Butheina Kazim presents a two-day tour of discovery, showcasing Dubai’s cultural treasures.
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A museum dedicated to preserving the heritage of the UAE

Etihad Museum in Dubai
Discover the contemporary history of the United Arab Emirates at Dubai’s latest cultural offering – the Etihad Museum. In a magnificent new building located in Jumeirah, the museum offers a series of interactive pavilions where visitors can explore the UAE’s history. Through photos, films and more, see how the country has developed through the years, especially between 1968 and 1974.

Put Dubai's past, present and future into picture

Dubai Frame

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.


Make a pit stop at this artsy boutique hotel

Xva Gallery Art Hotel Cafe Dubai
Tucked away in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, the cosy XVA Art Hotel features 14 unique and individual rooms that showcase the architectural and cultural motifs of the region. The vibrant destination is also popular for its internationally acclaimed art gallery and award-winning restaurant. The famous XVA Café offers a selection of regionally inspired vegetarian options in the courtyards or dining room, as well as room service for the guests in the hotel rooms.

Shop for gold ornaments and gemstones in Dubai

Gold Souk in Dubai
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.

Grab some Dubai souvenirs at this local market

Naif Souk Dubai

Whether you’re searching for authentic souvenirs, gifts, leather goods, traditional garments or bargains, Naif Souk might just be your undiscovered retail paradise. What was once a camel market is now a hub buzzing with activity, especially during the evenings. It is particularly popular with local women for its selection of abayas, full-length dresses and services like henna designs and hair extensions.

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