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Dubai is simply a City of Wonders that is in continuous expansion and development. Iconic Projects like the tallest building in the world, one of the biggest mall in the world, the superb lifestyle characterized by absolute safety and high-level services makes Dubai an ideal location to live in and an extraordinary place to discover in a dedicated holiday or a long layover. A place where tradition and futuristic development harmoniously live together.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Like a Local

20 Places

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20 Places

Burj Khalifa

Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers

Burj Al Arab

Architectural Buildings

Jumeirah Mosque

Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Shopping Malls

Bastakia Quarter

Historic Walking Areas

Reem Al Bawadi

Restaurants

Shakespeare and Co.

Restaurants

Barasti Beach Bar

Restaurants

Dubai Fountains

Fountains

Gold and Spice Souk

Flea & Street Markets

The Dubai Mall

Shopping Malls

The Beach Center

Gift & Speciality Shops

Dubai Miracle Garden

Gardens

Armani/Prive

Bars & Clubs

QD's

Restaurants

Atlantis, The Palm

Hotels

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Hotels

Souk Al Bahar

Gift & Speciality Shops

Desert Safari Dubai

Sightseeing Tours, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours, City Tours, Day Trips

Bab Al Shams

Restaurants

Andrea_Detto's City Tips

  • Taxi drivers know all the major hotels/clubs in Dubai. However, it is better to associate the hotel/club name to a neighborhood name to facilitate him.
  • Please refrain from 'Public Display of Affection' to respect the local custom
  • Even though gratuity are already included in the bill, it is common practice to leave an additional tip (i usually leave coins or small notes remaining from the change)
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    Burj Khalifa
    Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks & Towers
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    The tallest free building in the world definitely is worth a visit. You might admire it from almost 50 km of distance, but the feeling of being at its basement and then observe the city from its observation desk, is unique.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Book your admission ticket for the observation desk in advance online to chose your preferred time and pay less
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 408 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great views 24/09/2017
    • Mr sheriff Yusuff 24/09/2017
    • Burj Khalifa
    Address:
    1 Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
    Downtown Dubai
    Dubai 9440
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 366 1688
    Price range:
    US$35 - US$35
    Other:
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    Burj Al Arab
    Architectural Buildings
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    The iconic 7 star hotel is a Must See. You might enjoy its view from the adjacent Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Clubs and Souq Madinat. If the exterior looks amazing, you should see the interior. Unfortunately, you have to book a room, a dinner or simply a drink to be allowed to enter. The cheap option is to book a table at the bar located at the top of the hotel where the minimum spending is of 300 AED (70 Euro/USD at current rates) each. Al Manarah restaurant is a superb fine-dining and it is worth a visit if you can allow yourself to spend some 400 Euro/USD each for a scrumptious dinner. Dress code to enter: Elegant.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • At night the hotel is illuminated with changing colored lights
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 408 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stuuning Build 24/09/2017
    • High tea experience 24/09/2017
    • Burj Al Arab
    Address:
    3 Jumeirah Street
    Burj Al-Arab Hotel
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 301 7777
    Other:
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    Jumeirah Mosque
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    A piece of art and history open to visitors with a guide explaining the Arab traditions and Muslim customs. Girls are required to wear long sleeves and cover their hair to enter. Proper clothing is available at the entrance of the mosque for those who are "under-dressed".

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Check for timings and book in advance online to avoid bad surprises
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 408 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stunning! 22/09/2017
    • A MUST visit!! 18/09/2017
    • Jumeirah Mosque
    Address:
    Jumeira Rd
    Dubai 75157
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 353 6666
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Hours:
    Sat - Thu
    09:45 - 11:15
    Other:
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    Souk Madinat Jumeirah
    Shopping Malls
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    This modern recreation of an old souq (mall) is superb. With the stunning view on Burj Al Arab and plenty of dining, shopping and clubbing options it is the perfect location for families, couples and party animals.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • There is a permanent shortage in parking spots. If you rented a car, you might prefer to take a taxi
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 408 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • i really like this place 24/09/2017
    • Lovely shopping destination 23/09/2017
    • Souk Madinat Jumeirah
    Address:
    Jumeirah Road
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 366 8888
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Bastakia Quarter
    Historic Walking Areas
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    Dubai's historical quarter. You should pay a visit to this place if you are interested in understanding how Dubai developed from a humble fishing port to the modern city we know.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Wear comfortable shoes since ou might be required to walk a lot
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 408 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must visit 18/09/2017
    • Tranquil charm 18/09/2017
    • Bastakia Quarter
    Address:
    Bur dubai
    Building 20
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 353 9090
    Other:
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    Reem Al Bawadi
    Restaurants (Lebanese, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Middle Eastern)
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    In 2009 it was a tiny restaurant in Jumeirah Road. Now it has spread all over the city an it can be considered one of the symbols of Dubai Lebanese restaurants. The best branch is located in Dubai Marina where you can enjoy a stunning view.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask for a window seating to enjoy the marina view
    • Go for a regular shisha. The special one is not that good and it costs much more
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #573 of 6,319 restaurants in Dubai
    • Very Good Food 18/09/2017
    • Food 01/09/2017
    • Reem Al Bawadi
    Address:
    Jumeira Rd
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    06:00 - 03:00
    Other:
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    Shakespeare and Co.
    Restaurants (Cafe, International)
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    Good and healthy food with great shisha available in many locations such as Souq Al Bahar, Dubai Marina Mall et al. I particularly like the restaurant setting.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #463 of 6,319 restaurants in Dubai
    • Fantastic food! 08/09/2017
    • Always a pleasure 01/09/2017
    • Shakespeare and Co.
    Address:
    Ground Floor Dubai Marina Mall
    Sh. Zayed Road Dubai Marina
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 329 1040
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 01:00
    Other:
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    Barasti Beach Bar
    Restaurants (Bar, European, British, Pub)
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    Dubai is famous for the beaches, sunny days, good food and party mood. You will find all of those characteristic in Barasti. With alcohol, food, shisha and private beach available, Barasti is ideal for a quiet afternoon at the beach or a drink after dinner. No dress code applied. So come just as you are.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #227 of 6,319 restaurants in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beach Club - great atmosphere 21/09/2017
    • The best vibes in Dubai 18/09/2017
    • Barasti Beach Bar
    Address:
    Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
    Al Sufouh Road, Jumeirah Beach
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 399 3333
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$50
    Hours:
    Thu - Fri
    11:00 - 02:30
    Sat - Wed
    11:00 - 01:30
    Other:
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    Dubai Fountains
    Fountains
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    Located between Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Souq Al Bahar, the fountain show is a must see especially at night. Usually shows are scheduled every 30 minutes. The songs played include Thriller of Micheal Jackson, Andrea Bocelli and many other.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • In weekends it could get crowded
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 408 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stunning 24/09/2017
    • Experience 24/09/2017
    • Dubai Fountains
    Address:
    Financial Centre Road
    Dubai Mall
    Dubai 126882
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 800 382246255
    Price range:
    US$360 - US$360
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    13:00 - 13:30
    18:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Gold and Spice Souk
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    You cannot say you have visited Dubai if you did not visit the gold and spices souk. It is another world completely and you might find some luxurious object to buy or weird spices to buy as present from the middle east. You might want to visit the souq while visiting the Creek or Bastakya by taking one traditional boat (dhow) that connects the two benches of the creek.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Always bargain and ask for discount. Don't be shy.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #93 of 408 things to do in Dubai
    • The Gold Souk worth a visit 20/09/2017
    • Gold and spice souk 06/09/2017
    • Gold and Spice Souk
    Address:
    Deira
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Hours:
    Fri
    04:00 - 20:00
    Sat - Thu
    09:00 - 20:00
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    The Dubai Mall
    Shopping Malls
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    The shopaholic heaven. 1,100 shops, an aquarium, an ice-ring, cinemas, restaurants and the access to Burj Khalifa, Souq Al Bahar and Dubai Fountain perfectly connected with the Metro. You might get lost in this city in the city. But only in this way you will really understand how big is it. I needed 2 years to orientate myself in it.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Bring an extra luggage, you will be buying a lot of stuff
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 408 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Far too big 24/09/2017
    • A SMALL TOWN UNDER ONE ROOF! 24/09/2017
    • The Dubai Mall
    Address:
    Al Mussallah Rd
    DownTown Dubai, Near Souk Al Bahar Bridge
    Dubai 113444
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    800 38224 6255
    Hours:
    Thu - Sat
    10:00 - 00:00
    Sat - Wed
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    The Beach Center
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    Andrea_Detto Says:

    This new centre recently built in JBR offers a public beach, restaurants, cinema and shops. It is ideal for a stroll, some shopping and eating out. If you stay in Marina, it is very convenient to visit. It is a bit expensive though.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 237 Shopping in Dubai
    • The Degradation! 12/11/2016
    • Good Place to Be 13/01/2016
    • The Beach Center
    Address:
    Jumeira Rd
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 344 9045
    Other:
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    Dubai Miracle Garden
    Gardens
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    Considering that it is located in a desert area, this garden is really a miracle. It is not a must see, but if you have some hours to kill, it could worth a visit. Flowers beautifully arranged can make your day. Entrance fee: 35 AED. It is open only in winter/spring. Please check online before visiting.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 408 things to do in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Attraction Site 22/09/2017
    • Speechless 21/09/2017
    • Dubai Miracle Garden
    Phone:
    +971 4 422 8902
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$12
    Other:
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    Armani/Prive
    Bars & Clubs
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    I personally like the XO Saturdays at Armani when R&B music is played. One of the local's favorite clubs.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Before 11pm is empty
    • Door policy is applied. Couples or mixed groups are preferred
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 58 Nightlife in Dubai
    • LOVED IT! 14/06/2017
    • Fun night out with 200 guests 12/05/2017
    • Armani/Prive
    Address:
    Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd No 1
    Burj Khalifa, Armani Hotel Dubai
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 888 3888
    Other:
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    QD's
    Restaurants (Bar, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    A spectacular view of the creek. A nice and quiet atmosphere. Good food, nice shisha and great service. The perfect location to enjoy a dinner with company.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 6,319 restaurants in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Chill place, good shisha, terrible service 21/09/2017
    • A Must Try! 13/09/2017
    • QD's
    Address:
    Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Shk Rashid Rd
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 295 6000
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    17:00 - 02:00
    Thu - Sat
    17:00 - 03:00
    Other:
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    Atlantis, The Palm
    Hotels
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    Out of the thousands hotels available in Dubai, Atlantis is the one that offers the most. Room, top class restaurants, aquarium, dolphinarium, aquatic park, beaches, parties and concerts. Definitely one of the best accommodation options. The attractions can be visited/enjoyed paying the admission fee.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #109 of 554 Hotels in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Family Friendly But Isolated & Crowded 24/09/2017
    • What Fun! 23/09/2017
    • Atlantis, The Palm
    Address:
    Crescent Road
    The Palm
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    011 971 4 426 0000
    Other:
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    Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
    Hotels
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    I stayed at Zabeel Saray a long week end and enjoyed the superb SPA services. Located in the palm it is a very quiet and relaxing place to enjoy. Other then SPA, restaurants and hotel, there is nothing to visit.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 554 Hotels in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sinbad’s kids club 23/09/2017
    • 5day visit 23/09/2017
    • Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
    Address:
    The Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road West
    PO Box 27722
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Other:
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    Souk Al Bahar
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    Another souk recently built in Dubai. It is close to Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, hence it is worth a quick visit. Not at the same level as Souq Madinat, but still good. The numerous nightlife options make it a famous night destination.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 237 Shopping in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ok 07/09/2017
    • 5 mins away from dubai mall 13/08/2017
    • Souk Al Bahar
    Address:
    Sheikh Zayed Rd
    Near Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa
    Dubai 75157
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 362 7011
    Hours:
    Fri
    14:00 - 22:00
    Sat - Thu
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Desert Safari Dubai
    Sightseeing Tours, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours, City Tours, Day Trips
    See more photos
    Andrea_Detto Says:

    A must do in Dubai. Book in advance and a car will pick you up at your hotel, drive in the desert and after some dune-bushing will drop you at a recreated traditional Bedouin camp. Enjoy some food and belly dance, watch the stars and come back home. You might decide to sleep over and leave the subsequent morning. An experience that most of the newcomers and turist love to do.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 431 Outdoor Activities in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dune safari 24/09/2017
    • A must do 23/09/2017
    • Desert Safari Dubai
    Phone:
    +971 4 4586664
    Price range:
    US$55 - US$55
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 08:00
    Other:
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    Bab Al Shams
    Restaurants (Middle Eastern)
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    Andrea_Detto Says:

    This hotel is locate in the outskirts of the City and hence it is very quiet and enjoyable. The restaurants are very nice and there you can feel to be in the middle of the desert. you can visit the hotel and use the facilities by Paying a fee, otherwise there is no much to do or see in it.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #199 of 6,319 restaurants in Dubai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place to enjoy the Arabian show and dinner 10/08/2017
    • Delicious meal at the Indian restaurant Masala 29/07/2017
    • Bab Al Shams
    Address:
    Al Quadra Road
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 4 809 6100
    Other:
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