Miles of sand and desert, tall towers that seem to touch the sky, palm-fringed beaches and stunning man-made marvels—Dubai has so much diversity and variety packed in, that we often forget to explore this beautiful desert city beyond its much-talked-about tourist stops. This time don’t limit yourself to the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain and Dubai Mall—scour our list of Dubai’s little-known treasures that we are sure you’ll be delighted to know about.
The Majlis Cafe, Jumeirah Mosque:
Next time in Dubai, give camel milk a try and to do so, head straight to The Majlis Cafe near the beautiful Jumeirah Mosque. They serve amazing pistachio ice-cream made from camel milk. Well, that’s not all—they even have camel milk shakes, camel milk coffees and camel milk cheeses and creams!
Al Mamzar Beach Park:
If you’re travelling with children, the Al Mamzar Beach Park is a great little area for them. Deira has a white beach with rented air-conditioned cottages. You may also take a dip in the pool while you’re here. And that’s not all: there are also barbeque picnic areas, bicycle rentals, restaurants, snack bars, and a skating rink.
Avenue Al Serkal:
A former industrial warehouse in Al Quoz is now home to what is perhaps Dubai’s best art and entertainment scene. The Al Serkal Avenue is where you’ll find yourself. There are interesting art galleries to visit, as well as coffee shops where you can sit and watch the world go by. Art classes, shows, and workshops are also available.
The Museum of Coffee:
Visit The Coffee Museum in Al Fahidi Historical District for a break from the malls and souks. This one-of-a-kind café/shop/cultural experience will surprise you. Antiques, barista equipment, and literature on the history of coffee, as well as recipes for roasting coffee beans, can all be found here. All of the coffee culture in one location!
XVA Hotel Dubai XVA Art Hotel:
The XVA Art Hotel is tucked away in the Al Fahidi district. One may say that Dubai has a plethora of hotels, each one better than the last, but this one stands out since it has only 14 rooms, each of which has been carefully and meticulously constructed. This previous home is now home to the wonderful XVA Cafe, which serves only Middle Eastern vegetarian meals. The gallery and the design shop, on the other hand, may excite you the most, especially if you are an art fan. Finally, travel to the starry rooftop to learn exactly what solace entails.
On your Dubai itinerary, be sure to include some time for these charming eccentric destinations—we promise you won’t be disappointed.