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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Clothing Store
“Famous shopping center with hundreds of shops, restaurants & cafes, entertainments, cinema and multilevel parking. Takes only about 15 minutes to get here by car from the property!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Miracle Garden is one of the most beautiful and biggest natural flower gardens in the world. Located in Dubailand, it is spread across a vast area of over 72,000 square meters, the garden is the world's largest natural flower garden featuring over 45 million flowers and plants. The place is a heaven for those seeking nature's beauty in the city. The garden is open only from mid-November to mid-May.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Transportation
“Enjoy the widest selection of shopping, dining, indoor skiing and cinema experiences in Dubai at Mall of the Emirates.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Ski Area
“I know it sounds cheesy but the indoor slope is a totally surreal experience. Getting changed into skiwear and collecting your skis is already a first cultural shock - but the real fun is on the slopes where you can ski, try Zorbing (being thrown down a slope inside a giant plastic ball), have Swiss hot chocolate or even play with real king penguins (the biggest ones coming from Georgia in South America) and learn about their habits ( part of the proceeds go to protecting their environment). I had a ball! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Five big halls full of butterflies. Pick them up, run with them... the kids will have a great time. App. 1-2 hours. One area with comfy seats where the kids can watch movies and eat popcorn. Not much to eat for lunch though, just sandwiches, fruits and ice-cream. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Metro Station
“The iconic Mall of the Emirates complete with indoor skiing is just a short taxi ride away. 10 - 15 minutes. All the shopping and dining you could want under one roof. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The Dubai Desert Safari is a once in a lifetime experience including Dune Bashing in a 4x4, Belly dancing, Camel riding, Hot Air Balloon rides, Horse riding, Local supper under the stars. We are also within a cheap taxi ride into town either to the Burj Khalifa in Downtown or the local nightlife in the Dubai Marina. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Big grocery store that also sells just about anything else you might need. Affordable”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
Park
“2,000-square-metre garden in the middle of the desert. Home to 150 million flowers A haven, where people can come and enjoy nature, away from the pollution of the city and air conditioning of malls.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“Very Affordable, one of the best Middle-eastern food, Must order online or to go, 10 Minutes away”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Steaks of all kinds and sorts, all you can eat Brazilian style churrascaria that you just HAVE to try out!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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