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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.

Establishment
“Dubai Marina Mall offers you the best of the big malls right in the heart of the Marina – it is a modern shopping and lifestyle destination for residents and visitors of the Dubai Marina community.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ More than 200+ amazing restaurants and cafes from around the world for every taste! The all well designed and professionally staff!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“My absolute favourite place for nights out! Best cocktails, amazing ambience, great people and brilliant Japanese food! Better make a reservation if you are coming for dinner, because the place is always full, especially on Thursday and Friday nights.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is 7km of walking area around the Marina near canal.It's highly populated with European expats. Suitable 4 walking,running,bicycling or skating in the mornings&evenings.U can grab a coffee etc.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Great waterpark in the palm with rides for all ages! From the relaxing to the high level thrills. Ask about swimming with dolphins too.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“You will feel nostalgic when you go there.It is old dubai where you can get very good items to shop”
  • 5 locals recommend
  • 9 Experiences
Indoor Play Area
“As far as adventure zones go, this indoor park Dubai includes Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure, Cartoon Network, and MARVEL. The adventure zones contain an assortment of roller coasters, thrill rides and attractions that suit all age type. IMG Boulevard is the entrance pavilion, home to a number of uber retail stores, exclusive dining venues and, a 12-screen Novo cinema for even more fun.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“One of the most popular bar in Dubai with great atmosphere, live band and good DJ every night. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Lodging
“The perfect place to pickup your souvenir, or just revel in the gorgeous architecture. This souk is an authentic re-creation of a typical middle eastern marketplace, filled with style, ambience, shops, restaurants and bars! Enjoy a boat ride while you take in the views of Burj Al Arab in the distance. Truly a must-visit destination! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Jewelry Store
“City Walk is a creative lifestyle space where you can live, work and play. Built around movement, sharing and community, here contemporary creativity thrives and everyone who visits is inspired to actively seek the unexpected. Conceptualised by the world’s best designers, it is a high-end creative lifestyle destination – that includes international retail offerings, upscale gourmet destinations, covetable residences, and plush hotels – combines Dubai’s love of out-of-the-box thinking with contemporary convenience. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located at only 3 min walk from the building, in the Marriot Hotel. An roof top restaurant and bar with a stoning view 360 degrees over the marina bay and the palm jumeirah from the 52nd floor.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“It is the middle of City (Deira Street) and Abra Creek which is a water place then you can easily find a small boat for just AED1 you can now reach to the other side of Creek and find a lot of cheap shopping center and restaurant.”
  • 4 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Lodging
“2 min away from the hotel, ideal place for shopping, eating , and many many more ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hotel
“The tram station is literally right outside the building. The tram takes you direct the metro stop, the beach, Tecom, JLT.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Once you go to this old city,you will know how was Dubai before and how it has progressed over the years.This place has local shops around it”
  • 11 locals recommend
  • 10 Experiences