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Eat Emirati: Exploring local cuisine in Dubai

by GarethRees 2 weeks ago - last edited a week ago

Exploring Local Cuisine in DubaiIt’s not hard to find a good meal in Dubai. As the emirate has grown, attracting people from across the globe, a diverse food scene has flourished, and cuisine from an array of nations can be found to suit any budget. The ethnic diversity of Dubai’s population means that most of the food is authentic, too. But, until very recently, it was not easy to find a restaurant serving traditional Emirati cuisine in Dubai.

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A guide to Al Fahidi Historical NeighbourhoodIt is likely that the Dubai of your imagination comprises skyscrapers soaring towards a cloudless blue sky, mega malls sitting in the once arid and empty landscape, pleasure-seeking tourists, cosseted in luxury five-star hotels and, perhaps, the odd camel. Looking to discover a different side to life in Dubai? Take a look at our guide to Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

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Discovering the Emirates: Things to do in Umm Al-QuwainLook out of the car window as you exit Sheikh Zayed Road and you will be confronted with something very different to the high-rise buildings, plush hotels and shopping centres of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. You will see a smattering of roadside cafeterias, ramshackle shops overflowing with tacky clothing and budget electronics, the odd tailor’s shop and a wooden sign in the shape of a tree adorned with pictures of the local ruling elite. Take a look at our guide to the best things to do in Umm Al-Quwain, before the mega malls move in.

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An Interview with Wingsuiter James BooleOne of the world’s most dangerous sports, wingsuiting brings new meaning to the term “extreme”. We caught up with award winning wingsuiter James Boole to learn more about his love of the sport, the World Wingsuit League and the best places in the world to don a wingsuit and take to the skies.

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Discovering the Emirates: Things to do in AjmanAjman is the smallest of the seven states that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), covering just 260sqkm. North of glitzy Dubai and the tiny emirate’s much larger neighbour Sharjah, until recently Ajman was a sleepy weekend escape for residents of the better-known emirates – particularly Dubai. But in the past two years Ajman has started to change. Here are a few of our favourite things to do in Ajman.

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New Hotels Opening in Dubai in 2015

by Jimmy October - last edited October by Moderator

New Hotels Opening in Dubai in 2015

Having secured the bid to host World Expo 2020, big things are on the horizon for Dubai. With an estimated 25 million visitors set to make their way to the Dubai desert, the rush is on to open a fleet of spectacular new hotels. We’ve picked out the top new hotels opening in Dubai in 2015, to help you stay ahead of the crowd.

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