2018, November, Sights & Splendor Of UAE

How Bur Dubai is Emerging into A Popular Tourist Spot in Dubai

Known as the historic district of Dubai, Bur Dubai literally means ‘Mainland Dubai’. It is separated from the area of Deira, by the Dubai Creek, and is located on its Western side. What really makes this location unique is how it merges the cultural and modern side of Dubai, into one.

“People are moving away from being interested in glossy images of staged dots and choreographed poses [of holidaymakers] and are more interested in real content. Real people enjoying real things in Dubai,” says Mr. Issam Kazim, CEO of the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM).

In short, we are past the time of using the glitz and glamour of Dubai for attracting more visitors to the country. There’s more to the city that just what’s the latest, new, big, or shiny.  There’s real culture and heritage to be found here, along with plenty of holiday experiences to provide tourists with the real taste of Dubai!


What: Zabeel House by Jumeirah is the latest contemporary-chic, Dubai born brand, and highly trending place to be at now. Enjoy the stylish yet chilled-out vibes at 4* Zabeel House Al Seef, rooted in cultural ambience, or get creative at Zabeel House MINI boutique hotel, and gear up to explore the city’s most beloved, happening neighborhood. This venue calls out to all the curious, life-loving, inspired, and inspiration-seekers out there.

Where: Al Seef, Bur Dubai

Key features:

-24 hour check-in check-out

-Stylish, comfortable room

-Social working spaces

-Smart technology services; and free internet

-A step away from 90 dining and 350 retail outlets

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What:  The international Twenty20 cricket league comes in partnership with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and International Cricket Council (ICC), and will involve five new franchise teams battling over 24 days, debuting in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. Each team will have a combination of international star players, emerging players from ICC full member countries, players from associate countries, junior players and UAE cricketers. The event is anticipated to be the most innovative in the world, and hottest cricket ticket in UAE.

Where: Dubai International Stadium  (01 DECEMBER 2018 – 31 JANUARY 2019)

Key Features:

-First International T20 in UAE

-UAE ECB partnership with ICC

-Celebrating an International Festival of Cricket showcasing Global Best Practices

-Supporting ICC members – England & Wales, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, New Zealand and the West Indies

Entertainment Nearby:

Recommended Hotels:

5 Star Hotels:

-Sheraton MOE

-Coral Al Barsha

-Media Rotana Dubai

4 Star Hotels:


-Tryp by Wyndham

-Cassells Al Barsha

3 Star Hotels:

-Citymax Hotel Al Barsha

-Ibis MOE

-Ibis Al Barsha


What: This trendy new Indian restaurant specializes in North Indian cuisine, serving up authentic delicacies with an exciting twist. The décor is set to impress, creating an ambience of royalty-worthy dining. What’s revolutionary here, however, is the friendly host, Robot Ruby, at your service! She significantly resembles an ‘automatic’ character from one of your favorite sci-fi movie, and effortlessly serves up orders without any fuss.  Not to mention, the kids absolutely love her.

Where: Mankhool, Bur Dubai

Key Features:

-5-star North Indian cuisine

-Robot waitress

-Reasonably priced

-Family friendly

Entertainment Nearby:

Recommended Hotels:

5 Star Hotels:

-Park Regis Kris Kin

-The Canvas Hotel

-Dubai MGallery by Sofitel

-Movenpick Bur Dubai

4 Star Hotels:

-Raviz Center Point

-Omega Hotel

-Orchid Vue Hotel

3 Star Hotels:

-Imperial Suites

-Ibis Style Jumeirah

-Citymax Bur Dubai

In Other News…

Before we conclude, we’d also like to inform you that the much awaited Island destination, Bluewaters, is now open!

The Bluewaters Island is Dubai’s latest brilliant waterfront development, truly magnificent in nature, developed by Meraas. Located 300m off JBR coastline, the island can be accessed directly via Sheikh Zayed Road, as well as, a direct pedestrian bridge from The Beach. Setting an international benchmark for modern design, the island boasts the only Caesars Palace brand in the world, after Las Vegas, and also features the incredible Ain Dubai – the world’s largest observatory wheel, offering unparalleled views of Dubai’s stunning skyline and the Arabian Gulf.

Key Features:

-Developed by Meeras – creator of City walk, Boxpark, La Mer, The Beach, Al Seef

-Has the world’s largest Ferris Wheel – AIN DUBAI – opening soon

-Home to luxurious Caesars Palace Bluewaters – opening Nov 2018

-Home to family-oriented, regal Caesars Resort Bluewaters – opening Dec 2018

-Hosts a number of celebrity chef outlets including 2 Gordon Ramsay restaurants

Entertainment Nearby:

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