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The best tips for Dubai – according to me

By June 1, 2019 June 10th, 2019 No Comments
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Ah, Dubai with it’s beaches, amazing malls, restaurants … an adult’s paradise.

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*On Dubai*

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Ah, you beautiful Dubai

Dubai had been on my bucketlist of travel destinations for a long long time. Earlier in 2019, I had decided to work a week remotely somewhere in the world and I had settled on Dubai; so here are the best tips for Dubai – according to me.

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Dubai - why you'll love it

An extremely comfortable base for your beach or business trips.

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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 (IHGMarriott 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.

The best city-style hotels in Dubai – according to me

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

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

  • I loved coffee place Grounded at the Hotel Renaissance Downtown
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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.

Polle

Polle

Hi, my name is Polle de Maagt. Omakases is my regularly updated notebook about travel - from my weekly business travels to my hikes and runs and from travel annoyances to ways to hack them. Read more

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