Dear Mrs Fernanda, first of all thank you again for choosing us for your Greek vacation.

As I wrote you yesterday, I was living for 6 years in Dubai so I will try to share with you on this page all the information about the city to support your trip.

Well, Dubai is an artificial place, so everything I will recommend you are places and areas with no much interest when it comes to nature.


At the below map I will present you the area of Dubai that deserves your time – it is actually all the beach front side – its called Jumeirah. From Dubai Downtown to Dubai Marina is the part of the city that makes sense to visit. Check the below map:

Between Dubai Marina and Dubai Downtown there a few areas that worth your visit.

Dubai Marina and Dubai Marina Mall, Bluewaters Island, JBR – Jumeirah Beach Residence, Palm, Jumeirah Beach, Burj Al Arab, Kite Beach, Madinat Jumeirah, Emirates Mall, Dubai Mall and Dubai Downtown, The Creek.

Well, from all the above, you can combine them like this:

Dubai Marina and Dubai Marina Mall, JBR, Bluewaters Island. Below you can find on the map these areas:

Click on the map above for the full directions

Dubai Marina:

Bluewater Island:


As a citizen of Dubai I liked a lot all these places. The Bluewater island is a new project. Because once you will visit the city the weather will be great, you can walk all this areas. So, JBR is the area exactly next to the beach and on the back side of the this area is Dubai Marina. The Bluewater island is an island connected with the land in the front of the side of the beach.

Then another area of the city that you will like is the Palm. Make sure to visit the Atlantis Hotel which is located on the top of the Palm, it is an attraction. There you can also try their activity of swimming with the dolphins, which I believe your kids will like it!

The map:

Find information for swimming with the Dolphins HERE.

More than the Atlantis at the palm, it is nice to walk or just visit the One and Only the palm. It is a hotel but they also have nice restaurant and coffee shop with nice view.

Check these photos:

Jumeirah Hotel and Burj Al Arab

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Next to this area, you can find also a waterpark where you and your kids can enjoy. – Wild Wadi is its name. Find information HERE.

As you continue, there is Kite beach, one of the most well known in Dubai.

Check the photo:

And then it is Madinat Jumeirah, a very nice area that you can visit both morning time and night time. We used to go there for dinners.

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I think after visiting all these areas, you almost covered the beach side of Dubai.

Then, there is Emirates mall, where you can enjoy an indoor ski area. Check these photos:

Then there is Dubai Mall and Dubai downtown – where you can visit also the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on the world.

The last place is the Creek, its like a canal where you can also take one of the big boats and explore the whole area – honestly, it was not one of the places that I liked but many people who visit Dubai, they like it.


Boat ride across Creek or Dubai Marina – they also serve food – I did that once, honestly I was not excited but it gives you a chance to see dubai Marina – if you do it, choose the one in Dubai Marina.

Desert Safari

The most well know company – click HERE.


All the suggestions are based on my preferences. I am visiting Dubai often and I always make sure to eat at these restaurants.

Meat Co – Jumeirah Madinat – Click HERE

Texas De Brazil – Emirates Mall – Click HERE

Argentinian Asado – Dubai Downtown – Click HERE

Cheese cake factory – either Emirates mall or JBR

Saudi Kitchen – Jumeirah – Click HERE


If you prefer a convenient location, close to everything, choose one of the below:

Address Dubai Marina

Hilton Jumeirah

Amwaj by Rotana

All of the them are located close to the Dubai Marina. As an alternative – cheaper to them, but still close this area, try

Media One by Rotana, Tecom area or

Grand Millennium Dubai, Tecom area

I would not suggest to stay at any other location.

Now, if you prefer hotels on the beach, I would suggest you:

Nikki Beach Hotel – not very convenient location – Dubai Pearl Area

Rixos Palm Hotel – not very convenient location – but great place to stay – Pam area

Rixos JBR Hotel – JBR

One and Only Royal Mirage – Marina

The Westin Dubai – Marina

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi – Marina

Le Royal Meridien – JBR

Sheraton Jumeirah – JBR

Caesars Resort – JBR

I hope you will find this page helpful. More than that, feel free anytime to ask me anything that will be useful for your planning.

Once you are here, I will give also a briefing about Dubai with full details. Also, my best friend with his wife, they are living in Dubai. I already informed him, once you are here, I will connect you with them on whatsapp, they will be your support once you are there!