Dubai Mall is the biggest, so if you’re looking for the ultimate shopping day out I’d head there.I used to get my hair done at Slam, which is located in the trendy and upcoming industrial area of Al Quoz (where you’ll also find the aforementioned Tom&Serg café).For a more traditional activity, I’d recommend doing a desert safari.
Dubai is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and opulent hotels.
You can choose from places such as the seven-star Burj Al Arab, the Armani Hotel, which is located in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the Park Hyatt, which epitomises understated glamour.
They also have a mind-blowing Turkish Hammam, which is something you simply must try.
floor and overlooks the Burj Khalifa, and is the best place to enjoy a drink while watching the sun sink into the horizon.
If you’re looking for a laid-back but stylish place, head to Karma Café, which serves delicious watermelon martinis.
The outdoor terrace also offers great views of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa.They organise a number of bespoke safaris, including the Heritage Night Safari, during which you drive through the desert in a vintage Land Rover, enjoy an evening of Arabic entertainment and then have the chance to try your hand at glamping! One of my absolute favourite restaurants in Dubai (and one that seems to have lasted the test of time in a city where new dining spots open up pretty much every week) is Teatro.It’s a lovely place to have a date in, and I highly recommend the Malaysian prawn laksa for mains.The city is currently home to the world’s tallest building, as well as the Palm Jumeirah (man made island), Burj Al Arab and other impressive feats of engineering.I lived and worked there as a journalist for seven years, so I know the city as well as I know my liquor cabinet!Understated glamour at its best; with its white washed walls and blue tiles, the hotel’s exterior décor is more reminiscent of a building on a Greek island!