ACTIVITIES

A balloon adventure to remember

We drive down lonely roads as the city sleeps, watching the sky turn warm tones of blue and pink. Turning towards the desert and, as the sun prepares to rise, our hot air balloon adventure awaits as colourful hot air balloons come to life amid the backdrop of picture-perfect sand dunes. As we wait to board our hot air balloon with Balloon Adventures Emirates, the mammoth aircrafts are inflated using hot air from strategically maneuvered propane burners. While all the passengers are given a detailed briefing on what to expect,...
DINING

A Fine Dining Food Journey Through Dubai

Stepping out for a gourmet fine dining meal with no idea where you’ll actually be dining might seem something of a risk to some, but when you’re in the capable hands of one of the UAE’s top food experts, it’s a rare privilege. Samantha Wood, founder of food review site foodiva.net and creator of the Dine Around Dubai concept, is a veritable mine of information when it comes to the city’s dining scene and puts her skills to good use carefully curating each of the special evenings. The innovative idea sees...
CULTURE

Call of the Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek is a unique, must-see experience with a rustic charm, a world apart from the city’s soaring skyscrapers and gleaming towers. One of the emirate’s most culturally significant spots, a visit to Dubai Creek grants a rare glimpse into the city’s past as a pearling and fishing port. The creek, also known as ‘Khor’ or heart of Dubai, runs between Deira and Bur Dubai and is dotted with traditional buildings and distinctive wind-tower architecture. The creek’s banks buzz with tourists and tradesmen hopping on and off abras or water taxis,...
ACTIVITIES

Dubai’s Best Spas

Winter in the UAE brings with it a whirlwind of activity that will no doubt leave most in need of some downtime. Packed with social occasions and post-festive gatherings, it’s a great time to also plan in some much needed pampering at one of Dubai's best spas.     From lavish facials and wraps that will have you looking your best for those special events, to relaxing massages sure to revitalise, there is a host of top treatments to discover at Dubai’s best spas. Concierge presents the best pampering spa treatments to...
DINING

Al fresco shopping & dining at The Beach Mall Dubai

A new wave of exciting retail concepts has come to town in recent years adding an interesting element to the city’s famed shopping scene. Leading the charge is waterfront destination The Beach Mall. Located just opposite Jumeirah Beach Residences, the concept here, as you would expect from an open air venue, is all about making the most of the stunning coastal setting. As a result, you’ll find plenty of green spaces along the beachfront walkway which connects the retail and entertainment hub. There’s an open-air cinema as well as a host...
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