Dubai City Guide Video. Some interesting facts about Dubai UAE. Dubai is one of the most happening cities in the world today. Dubai is also regularly referred to as the City of Gold, Festival City, and the Shopping Capital of the Middle East. Dubai has dramatically transformed ever since I moved there in 1994.
As far as Dubai entertainment is concerned, Dubai City could easily be compared with cities such as New York, London, Paris, etc. In fact, you will find everything which all these different cities have to provide in one hot spot location; you got it right- Dubai! Look at my top things to do in Dubai list here.
Some of the various points of interest of Dubai comprise the various parks in Dubai, shopping malls, Dubai nightlife and restaurants.
The largest mall in the Middle East, MOE (as the general public would call it) comprises about 2,400,000 sq feet of shopping space, gaming area, movie theatres, art gallery, and mouth watering cuisines from all around the world. Its biggest claim to fame is the indoor ski slope, Ski Dubai.
Dubai Festival City, known as the World Class Waterfront Lifestyle Resort is one more not to be missed destination. It comprises shopping, dining, entertainment, homes, schools, hotels, and offices in one place. This sub area of Dubai City gives a good microcosm of what Dubai entertainment is all about!
Spread along the Dubai creek, it gives a feel of the river walk in San Antonio (hey I am living in Texas at present!), only a much cleaner and nicer version. And then there is the ever-popular Dubai Gold Market or Souk. Souk translates into a traditional market in Arabic.
This souk which is set in the center of eastern Dubai’s commercial business district, Deira practically has gold everywhere. There are narrow lanes (like the alleys in Manhattan, but less scary), streets and buildings full of gold and diamonds in this area and individuals from all over the world trade almost exclusively in jewelry.
The souk has a lot to provide like earrings, bracelets, pendants, rings, and necklaces. Just a fast fact- at any given time, over 25 tons of gold is showcased at the Gold Souk.
Moving on to Dubai’s night life, little did I know that there is so much in Dubai. After all, I was only seventeen when I moved out – not actually the partying age!
Bars and clubs certainly stay open until 3 am and are located all across the city in big touristy hotels. The dress codes are typically relaxed and big name DJ’s are quite popular in Dubai, inspite of the fact that some don’t permit jeans, sandals, or trainers. Dubai nightlife is a big piece of the complete Dubai entertainment package!
For a more mellow night out, you can unwind at a coffee shop by the waterfront and smoke a smooth flavored tobacco from a shisha (hookah) pipe. Most coffee shops and restaurants stay open till midnight or later, especially on the weekends. Or you could invariably kick back home and entertain yourself with amazing Dubai TV viewing.
Last but certainly not the least, Dubai restaurants incorporate flavors from all across the globe. From road side shawarmas (Middle Eastern style sandwich) and cocktail juices, to delicious foods in fascinating hotels, no food junkie can leave this city disappointed. If you love food, Dubai City is the place for you! The Dubai Information Site is a website on Dubai City put together from a practical and first-hand perspective. The site covers information about Dubai entertainment, sightseeing, jobs, sports, flights, hotels, weather, visa information, tourism, holidays, history and more. Dubai Information Site is your guide to fresh, practical and first-hand information about Dubai City.