Imagine you have a 24-hour stopover in Dubai on your way to Australia because you aren’t taking a direct flight. What can you do there? The possibilities are endless in the city of gold. Here is a chance for you to to unwind and take in the beauty that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has to offer all year long. You’ll undoubtedly have a blast in Dubai, with its authentic eateries and opulent hotels. To get a better understanding, we’ll take you on a tour across the city.
With accolades like the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in 2022 and the 12th-place at the Gault&Millau UAE 2022 Award, REIF Japanese Kushiyaki is a well-known eatery that has attracted interest from all over the world. Reif Othman, a Singaporean chef residing in Dubai is in charge of the establishment. Thanks to his inventive take on Japanese food, he and his restaurant have won numerous awards, including the Chefs’ Choice Award and the highly coveted UAE Golden Visa. Reif Japanese Kushiyaki specializes in unusual Japanese cuisine and is a reflection of Reif’s playful personality and unique cooking style.
Sushisamba Dubai internationally acclaimed restaurant has opened its doors to unveil a
multi-dimensional new dining experience atop the Palm Jumeirah. A highly anticipated
arrival to Dubai’s dining scene, SUSHISAMBA effortlessly blends Japanese, Brazilian,
and Peruvian cultures and cuisines with curated music, art, and design; delivering an
iconic experience that has become a hallmark of the brand. The highest restaurant on
Palm Jumeirah, SUSHISAMBA’s expansive 12,000 sq ft. space curates an extraordinary experience amongst the clouds of Dubai that takes experiential dining to new heights.
Stay & Dine at the luxurious Hyde Hotel
The fifth location under the Hyde Brand, Hyde Dubai, is the company’s first venture outside of the United States. The hotel, which has a prime location in Business Bay near trendy, commercial, and lifestyle areas, faces out over the Dubai Canal and Promenade, providing breathtaking views of Dubai’s skyline. As evidence of the hotel’s conviction that food shapes how one experiences a place, Hyde Hotel will be home to a number of opulent culinary concepts. At Cleo, which expertly captures the brightness of food influenced by the Eastern Mediterranean, one may enjoy familiar flavors with influence from Lebanon, Syria, Greece, and Italy to create a modern smorgasbord of traditional Levantine cuisine with a rotating menu meant to surprise and please every visitor.
This is not to forget to sample traditional restaurants at the Hyde Hotel. For example, the cuisines at Cleo, wonderfully combine familiar dishes with vibrant flavors of the food with an Eastern Mediterranean influence. Cleo pulls influence from Lebanon, Syria, Greece, and Italy to create a modern interpretation of traditional Levantine cuisine with a rotating menu that is meant to surprise and satisfy every customer. A mouthwatering selection of raw and grilled seafood trademark dishes are available, while Cleo’s famous plant-based mezze brings a rainbow of vibrant tastes to life. Additionally, Katsuya creates a completely unique experience by fusing traditional Japanese cuisine with contemporary methods and ingredients. You can indulge in specialty rolls, signature cocktails, specialty sushi, and sashimi platters while admiring how the food at Katsuya expertly converts Japanese ingredients into unique and unforgettable culinary combinations.
While you’re there, stop into the Hudson Tavern for a cozy urban retreat complete with craft burgers, expert mixology, and a friendly ambiance. This candlelit Tavern offers a relaxed and welcoming environment that becomes unforgettable when you view the food. It has been compared to a New York speakeasy meets Dubai. Discover novel culinary delights including caviar and chicken, a lobster area, and gourmet bar snacks.
Watch the Dubai Fountain Show
Take in the free Fountain Dance Show while eating something from one of the many restaurants in Souq Al Bahr. The world’s largest synchronized fountain system was constructed by the designers of the fountain at The Bellagio. Additionally, the Dubai Fountain Boardwalk offers a magnificent view for 25 AED and only allows a limited number of visitors, so you may escape the inconvenience of jostling for a view.
Roam Around Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall is by far the most vibrant of all the city’s shopping attractions, which are famous throughout the world. An unmatched combination of top-notch food, entertainment, and leisure options can be found at Dubai Mall. Also, it offers something for everyone, including a theatre, theme park, and an aquarium. If you’re a serious fashion fan, Fashion Avenue in Dubai Mall might provide you access to luxury brands like Bulgari, Hermes, Balenciaga, and Saint Laurent. It’s an opportunity to rediscover the most desirable brands in the world, carefully chosen with the most exquisite buyer in mind. The new location of luxury is definitely Fashion Avenue!
Dubai Hills Mall
The newest retail center in Dubai, Dubai Hills Mall, is situated in a posh residential area surrounded by lush green lawns and a well-liked park. This lifestyle hub is a welcome addition to the city’s extensive shopping sector, and both locals and tourists can peruse the 600 businesses distributed across two million square feet of space to find the newest trends. Highlights include a hypermarket, a movie theatre, anchor stores, and four significant family entertainment centers. The area includes a mix of dining, retail, and leisure. Activities at the Dubai Hills Mall The Storm Coaster, a record-breaking indoor rollercoaster that promises thrill-seekers the ultimate rush, is without a doubt the mall’s most anticipated attraction.
Museum of the future
The Museum of the Future focuses on using lessons from the present to build the future and invites visitors to participate in doing so through a highly inclusive approach. It is housed in a soaring, arching structure made of stainless steel with Arabic calligraphy engraved on it that is located in the center of Dubai’s business district. The museum takes visitors on a journey into the future through the framework of five chapters, evoking the idea of an unfolding global narrative, using a variety of virtual and augmented reality, big data analysis, artificial intelligence, and human-machine interaction installations and exhibits.
The View at The Palm
On level 52 of The Palm Tower, which also has a café, an imaginative exhibition that highlights the growth of the island, interactive tunnels with an aquarium theme, and a gift store, is where you can find The View at The Palm. The opening of The Next Level in 2022 will further raise the bar for experiences at the venue. The exclusive, barrier-free viewing area has established itself as the highest vantage point on the Palm Jumeirah at a height of 250 meters.
At the center of Palm Jumeirah, there is a premier lifestyle, retail, dining, and entertainment destination called Nakheel Mall. The mall, which has more than 300 stores, opened in late 2019 and is accessible by foot, road, and the Palm Monorail. Anybody looking to satiate their appetite can pick from a number of rooftop fine dining establishments, the food court, or a number of cafés, all of which are sure to sate their thirst for coffee. The Palm Tower’s observation deck, The View at The Palm, which offers unparalleled views of the archipelago from 240m above sea level, is also accessible from the mall.
Depachika Food Hall
Depachika Food Hall in Nakheel Mall strives to provide an experience beyond just providing food. It was inspired by Japanese food halls that are frequently found in department shops and railway stations. The emphasis is on providing a whole gastronomic experience, replete with licensing possibilities. As a result, in addition to locally owned restaurants like The Lime Tree Café, Salmontini, Sugarmoo, and others, there is also the Depachika Cooking Studio, where guests may sign up for a variety of cooking workshops. Aside from living entertainment, expect interesting food-themed events like bakery classes and chocolate tastings.
Even more, Dubai just witnessed a brand new opening of several projects that will make you turn your 24-hour layover into a full week of just exploring Dubai and the blend of modernity and heritage it offers its guests.