Dubai City Walk

The best tips for Dubai – according to me

I had been in Dubai … well, its airport before. And then I decided I wanted to work a week remotely somewhere in the world. And I settled on Dubai. Little did I know I would love the city so much.

Dubai – why you’ll love it

Dubai is a mix of many amazing things: great food, amazing service levels, the newest technologies, and some stunning beaches. 

My best omakase experience in Dubai

The Japanese habit of omakase (お任せ) when you’re ordering at a restaurant pretty much means, “I’ll leave it up to you”, inviting the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes. I try to do it in every city I visit and apply the idea behind to everything between how I pick my runs, how I pick my food, how I plan activities with my kidshow I explore cities and how I travel in general. So, I tried this in Amsterdam as well.

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The best places to have a drink in Dubai – according to me

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The best places for dinner in Dubai – according to me

  • The Weslodge at the JW Marriot Marquis in Business Bay has city’s largest grill, and the mixologist there is second to none. 
  • Salmontini (what’s in a name) in the Mall of the Emirates – it’s on the second floor at the end of the Ski Slope – their salmon is simply the finest I’ve ever tried. 

If you’re looking for a decent weekend brunch, then I recommend downloading Groupon – a lot of the 5-star hotels on the Palm have offers.

The best hotels in Dubai – according to me

Ow man. Hotels in Dubai. So many choices. Even when narrowing it down to the key loyalty programs I’m active in (IHG, Marriott and Hilton, where I have Platinum or similar status), it was quite the challenge to find the best hotel. What helped me a lot is narrowing the options down to two types of hotels: the downtown hotels in the city center, with great connection to every part of the city and the resort-style hotels, with mainly beach and pool facilities.

City style hotels

Hotels in the city – great for business and exploring the city. 

  • Hotel Renaissance Downtown (Marriott) – I eventually settled for the 
  • I had heard mixed reviews about the Conrad Hotel (Hilton), which by many reviewers does not live up to normal Conrad statusses. However, value-for-money wise it is still one of the best hotels in the city center with amazing connectivity with the rest of the city. 

Resort-style hotels

Beach-resort style hotels – great for relaxing, not so much for business.


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The best things to do in Dubai – according to me

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The best places to get some work done in Dubai – according to me

  • I loved coffee place Grounded at the Hotel Renaissance Downtown 

The best places for a run in Dubai – according to me

  • Al Safa Park is the place for a run in Dubai.
  • However, most of the time -because of the weather- I just stayed inside and used the good old treadmill. 

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