Dubai in Asia

this glimmering, towering city emerges from the midst of an expansive & dusty dessert, & what a city it is! though its population and offerings have blossomed in the past 20 years, there is basically nothing you can't do in this gem of the desert.

A4 Space

A4 Space

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee Al Quoz

the A4 Space aims to bring people together through arts, ideas & books in a sleek...

Al Maha

Al Maha

sleep

$$$$$ Dubai Desert

this desert resort & spa truly oozes luxury, get a night or two away from...

Bab al Shams

Bab al Shams

sleep

$$$ $$ Dubai Desert

this is a truly magical getaway in the desert with stunning interiors & exteriors you'll...

Baker & Spice

Baker & Spice

breakfast dinner lunch

$$ $$$ international Downtown Dubai

a hip & modern restaurant that's as ideal for breakfast or lunch as it is...

Bambah Boutique

Bambah Boutique

shop

$$$ $$ Al Wasl

this adorable boutique sells some truly unique vintage-inspired ready to wear pieces, expect feminine shapes...

Bussola

Bussola

dinner lunch

$$ $$$ Italian Internet City

set along the water Bussola has some pretty terrific views, it's got a great pizzeria...

Comptoir 102

Comptoir 102

coffee lunch shop

$$ $$$ international Al Bada'A

we adore this cafe with its wonderful garden, it serves organic vegan & gluten-free options,...

COYA

COYA

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Peruvian Jumeirah

this sleek & contemporary restaurant brings traditional Peruvian flavours to the Dubai desert, we love...

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall

shop

$$$ $$ Downtown Dubai

probably one of the most insane shopping experiences you'll ever have, you can truly find...

Hapi

Hapi

activity breakfast coffee lunch

$$ $$$ health food Al Quoz

when you come to Hapi you realise it's not just a coffee spot or a...

Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer

breakfast dinner lunch shop

$$ $$$ Australian, international Al Manara

this bright & airy cafe serves delicious international cuisine with a bit of Australian flair,...

Kinokuniya

Kinokuniya

shop

$$ $$$ Downtown Dubai

though it hails from Japan this amazing bookstore is right at home in Dubai, head...

Kite Beach

Kite Beach

activity

Um Suqeim 1

one of the best beaches for family or friends to enjoy a fun day out with...

La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ French, Italian, Mediterreanean DIFC

elegant French restaurant with a true Cote d'Azur feeling, they serve a mix of southern French...

LE66

LE66

shop

$$$ $$ Al Wasl

nearly 100 brands & designers of ready-to-wear & accessories for women & men can be...

Level Shoes

Level Shoes

shop

$$$ $$ Downtown Dubai

the world's largest shoe store, tucked away on the ground floor of the immense Dubai...

Milk & Honey Gourmet

Milk & Honey Gourmet

shop

$$ $$$ Jumeirah

this gourmet grocery store is the perfect place to go when you're looking for luxury...

Mirzam Chocolate

Mirzam Chocolate

shop

$$ $$$ Al Manara

smooth & luxurious handmade chocolate is the name of the game here, they use just...

Omnia Gourmet

Omnia Gourmet

breakfast dinner lunch

$$$ $$ health food, international, seafood Jumeirah

the fresh & healthy food at British chef Silvena Rowe's casual chic eatery really makes...

One&Only The Palm

One&Only The Palm

sleep

$$$$$ Palm Jumeirah

charming secluded boutique resort with a private beach and a spectacular pool, located on the westernmost...

Parker's

Parker's

breakfast coffee lunch

$$ $$$ dessert, international Downtown Dubai

though it may seem like your regular casual spot Parker's begins with a treasure hunt...

Salt

Salt

take-away

$ $$$$ burgers Umm Suqeim 1

the food truck trend hits Dubai with these 100% halal Wagyu beef burgers, the beef is...

Sea Fu

Sea Fu

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ fusion Jumeirah

our absolute favourite beachside restaurant in Dubai, located in the Four Seasons Sea Fu serves...

Spill the Bean

Spill the Bean

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee The Sustainable City

this new speciality coffee shop at the Dubai Sunset Mall serves up 100 per cent organic coffee,...

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

breakfast dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Mediterreanean Dubai Design District

located in the cool neighbourhood of Dubai's Design District The Lighthouse is a dreamy Mediterranean...

The Lime Tree

The Lime Tree

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee Umm Al Sheif

not only does this sweet little cafe serve up top-notch coffee but it also has...

The Odd Piece

The Odd Piece

shop

$$$ $$ Al Quoz

this wonderful shop is a veritable treasure chest for eclectic vintage design & furniture, it...

The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee Trade Centre

we adore this Dubai roastery for its wonderful coffee & its great hours, settle into the...

Tom & Serg

Tom & Serg

coffee lunch take-away

$$ $$$ Australian Al Quoz

this trendy new cafe is on a mission to change the way Dubai looks at...

Wild & The Moon Dubai

Wild & The Moon Dubai

breakfast lunch take-away

$$ $$$ health food, juicery Al Quoz

vegan & gluten-free health spot with amazing cold pressed juices, Paris offshoot, start you day...

XVA Art Hotel

XVA Art Hotel

sleep

$$ $$$ Bur Dubai

the city of Dubai may be known for being a bit flashy, but this chic...

Zuma

Zuma

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Japanese Trade Centre

this chic Japanese restaurant serves probably the best sushi, grill dishes & sharing plates in Dubai,...

A4 Space

A4 Space

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee Al Quoz

the A4 Space aims to bring people together through arts, ideas & books in a sleek...

Al Maha

Al Maha

sleep

$$$$$ Dubai Desert

this desert resort & spa truly oozes luxury, get a night or two away from...

Bab al Shams

Bab al Shams

sleep

$$$ $$ Dubai Desert

this is a truly magical getaway in the desert with stunning interiors & exteriors you'll...

Baker & Spice

Baker & Spice

breakfast dinner lunch

$$ $$$ international Downtown Dubai

a hip & modern restaurant that's as ideal for breakfast or lunch as it is...

Bambah Boutique

Bambah Boutique

shop

$$$ $$ Al Wasl

this adorable boutique sells some truly unique vintage-inspired ready to wear pieces, expect feminine shapes...

Bussola

Bussola

dinner lunch

$$ $$$ Italian Internet City

set along the water Bussola has some pretty terrific views, it's got a great pizzeria...

Comptoir 102

Comptoir 102

coffee lunch shop

$$ $$$ international Al Bada'A

we adore this cafe with its wonderful garden, it serves organic vegan & gluten-free options,...

COYA

COYA

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Peruvian Jumeirah

this sleek & contemporary restaurant brings traditional Peruvian flavours to the Dubai desert, we love...

Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall

shop

$$$ $$ Downtown Dubai

probably one of the most insane shopping experiences you'll ever have, you can truly find...

Hapi

Hapi

activity breakfast coffee lunch

$$ $$$ health food Al Quoz

when you come to Hapi you realise it's not just a coffee spot or a...

Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer

breakfast dinner lunch shop

$$ $$$ Australian, international Al Manara

this bright & airy cafe serves delicious international cuisine with a bit of Australian flair,...

Kinokuniya

Kinokuniya

shop

$$ $$$ Downtown Dubai

though it hails from Japan this amazing bookstore is right at home in Dubai, head...

Kite Beach

Kite Beach

activity

Um Suqeim 1

one of the best beaches for family or friends to enjoy a fun day out with...

La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ French, Italian, Mediterreanean DIFC

elegant French restaurant with a true Cote d'Azur feeling, they serve a mix of southern French...

LE66

LE66

shop

$$$ $$ Al Wasl

nearly 100 brands & designers of ready-to-wear & accessories for women & men can be...

Level Shoes

Level Shoes

shop

$$$ $$ Downtown Dubai

the world's largest shoe store, tucked away on the ground floor of the immense Dubai...

Milk & Honey Gourmet

Milk & Honey Gourmet

shop

$$ $$$ Jumeirah

this gourmet grocery store is the perfect place to go when you're looking for luxury...

Mirzam Chocolate

Mirzam Chocolate

shop

$$ $$$ Al Manara

smooth & luxurious handmade chocolate is the name of the game here, they use just...

Omnia Gourmet

Omnia Gourmet

breakfast dinner lunch

$$$ $$ health food, international, seafood Jumeirah

the fresh & healthy food at British chef Silvena Rowe's casual chic eatery really makes...

One&Only The Palm

One&Only The Palm

sleep

$$$$$ Palm Jumeirah

charming secluded boutique resort with a private beach and a spectacular pool, located on the westernmost...

Parker's

Parker's

breakfast coffee lunch

$$ $$$ dessert, international Downtown Dubai

though it may seem like your regular casual spot Parker's begins with a treasure hunt...

Salt

Salt

take-away

$ $$$$ burgers Umm Suqeim 1

the food truck trend hits Dubai with these 100% halal Wagyu beef burgers, the beef is...

Sea Fu

Sea Fu

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ fusion Jumeirah

our absolute favourite beachside restaurant in Dubai, located in the Four Seasons Sea Fu serves...

Spill the Bean

Spill the Bean

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee The Sustainable City

this new speciality coffee shop at the Dubai Sunset Mall serves up 100 per cent organic coffee,...

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

breakfast dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Mediterreanean Dubai Design District

located in the cool neighbourhood of Dubai's Design District The Lighthouse is a dreamy Mediterranean...

The Lime Tree

The Lime Tree

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee Umm Al Sheif

not only does this sweet little cafe serve up top-notch coffee but it also has...

The Odd Piece

The Odd Piece

shop

$$$ $$ Al Quoz

this wonderful shop is a veritable treasure chest for eclectic vintage design & furniture, it...

The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee Trade Centre

we adore this Dubai roastery for its wonderful coffee & its great hours, settle into the...

Tom & Serg

Tom & Serg

coffee lunch take-away

$$ $$$ Australian Al Quoz

this trendy new cafe is on a mission to change the way Dubai looks at...

Wild & The Moon Dubai

Wild & The Moon Dubai

breakfast lunch take-away

$$ $$$ health food, juicery Al Quoz

vegan & gluten-free health spot with amazing cold pressed juices, Paris offshoot, start you day...

XVA Art Hotel

XVA Art Hotel

sleep

$$ $$$ Bur Dubai

the city of Dubai may be known for being a bit flashy, but this chic...

Zuma

Zuma

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Japanese Trade Centre

this chic Japanese restaurant serves probably the best sushi, grill dishes & sharing plates in Dubai,...