Dubai

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Dubai
The second largest of the seven Emirates that make up the UAE, futuristic Dubai started life as a settlement on an ancient nomadic trading route. By the 19th century, it had evolved into a fishing village, and until the 1960s, its interest to foreigners was still very limited. All this changed during the last few decades, where Dubai has grown to become the world’s most cosmopolitan city - and the living embodiment of over-the-top luxury.

A lavish playground for those who seek out the finer things in life, today’s Dubai is a cacophony of exquisite bars, world-class nightclubs and super cool beachside hangouts. Despite the strict liquor laws that restrict the sale of alcohol, the city’s finest mixologists have prevailed in ensuring that there’s never any shortage of top notch cocktails to indulge in.

In a city known for its absolute extravagance, it can be tricky to know which of Dubai’s hot haunts to hit up first. As an idyllic locale which features some of UAE’s most prestigious spots, the Dubai Marina is a great place to start. Here, you’ll get a great first taste of Dubai’s stunning vistas and delectable cocktail scene. Take a stroll down the Dubai Marina Walk seaside promenade and browse its outdoor market for some cool vintage and handcrafted finds. Stop by one of its hip cafes for a coffee break before hitting up the glitzy Dubai Marina Mall for some retail therapy. Then take your pick among all the amazing rooftop bars in the area for a world-class sunset drink.

Taking things to the next level, cruise on over to nearby Jumeirah Beach, home of the iconic Burj Al Arab. Stunning sea views, aquatic thrills, delicious eats and decadent shopping are all part of the program, but the private beach clubs are the stars of the show. These exclusive day-to-night spots are the best way to experience the beach culture the city is famous for, cocktail in hand. Come nighttime, head to Madinat Jumeirah. This is where most of the city’s opulent nightclubs, famous for serving up sophisticated vibes and killer concoctions, are located. If you’re after something more low-key, the area also has plenty of more tranquil spots for a chill evening out.

Finally, don’t leave without checking out the Alserkal Art District. Once a rundown industrial zone, it is now one of the hottest spots to visit in the city. The abandoned warehouses turned contemporary art galleries house all sorts of visual and performance arts as well as great food, music, fashion and pop-up concepts. Head over there during the weekend, when the galleries and shops are buzzing with animation.

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