Mind boggling shopping malls, odoriferous souks, opulent hotels and pristine blue sea adorned with ritzy beaches – welcome to Dubai one of the most bewitching cities in the world. This booming tourist destination has so much to offer than the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa. While you can cover most of the malls and the desert adventures and fountains on a regular routine trip if you want to explore the hidden side of Dubai here are a few things to do in Dubai that many are not aware of.
Eating authentic Emirati cuisine
Splashed with restaurants offering cuisine from all across the globe, often people miss out on tasting the authentic Emirati food. But if you wish to have the gastronomical experience to remember goes to Al-Fanar. Retaining the look of the 1960s, the décor consists of statues replicating daily life, period photos and even an original land rover series II in the courtyard.
If you are not enamored of tall skyscrapers and glitz and glamor of the modern Dubai, the Bastakia Quarter is the place to be. Nestled amidst the towering skyscrapers is this old neighborhood reminiscent of an era gone by. The building are well lit up especially at night and is worth a visit.
Don’t miss the cars
Home to some of the most expensive and luxury cars in the world, many people go to the Pacha Club next to Medinet to see the Lamborghinis and the Ferraris racing past.
Al Barsha Pond Park
A place for the entire family to chill after days of sightseeing, the AlBarsha Pond Park is a place to unwind and soak in the serenity, the calm of the placid lake. You can even pick up some inexpensive knick-knacks at the famed flea market here.