From the incredible wonder called the Burj Khalifa to the stunning scene of the Dubai Fountain, this UAE city has hidden gems for everyone. But perhaps you would rather avoid the mobs of tourists and explore some of the hidden gems in the city. We have put together our top 10 list of beautiful Dubai destinations that you have probably never heard of.
- Bastakiya District
This beautiful, little known area of the city is certainly worth a visit. If you enjoy the ‘old town’ vibe, you will love wandering through the quaint Persian style streets of one of the oldest residential areas in the city.
- AlSerkal Avenue
This warehouse site in the Al Quoz area is constantly evolving, with new arty endeavors opening up regularly. From awesome art venues to unique eateries, those with an appreciation for creative talent will love this secret space.
- MAKE Art Café
This intriguing little gem is situated in Al Souk Al Kabeer and offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Treat yourself to something special like a ginger iced tea, and admire all types of art while you enjoy it. With good coffee and friendly staff, you might find this to be your new favorite retreat.
- The Coffee Museum
Why not combine a tasty coffee with a learning experience that is just as rich? Tucked away in the Al Fahidi Historical District is this fantastic venue, complete with a gift shop full of interesting coffee-themed curiosities.
- Miracle Gardens
As implied by the name, you won’t believe that some of the sculptures here are even possible to create. Have your breath taken away by this stunning fusion of nature and creativity. You will love strolling around this truly unique garden and enjoy all the colours on display.
If you are a fan of camping, biking or hiking then make sure you visit WadiBih. This spectacular gorge provides great opportunities to explore and appreciate the natural beauty of the area. You will probably need a decent 4×4 to manage some of the rocky roads out here.
- Lisaili Camel market
If you are looking for something authentic to take home that will remind you of your travels, the best place to shop is at the Lisaili Camel Market. This indoor market boasts a whole host of stalls offering wonderful locally handmade wares.
- Saeed Al Maktoum House
This house is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Once home to Dubai’s former leader, the building has now been opened as a museum where you can admire some rare and underrated photographs of the Dubai of the past.
- Dorrell Climbing Wall
UAE’s highest climbing wall is located inside the World Trade Centre Hotel Apartments. This attraction makes an awesome day out for children as young as 4 years old. If you want to push yourself, take on the wall and put your skills to the test. The wall is outdoors, so enjoy the view from the top!
- Dubai Festival City
In this fun project, a little city has been built in the middle of this giant one. With malls, restaurants and other amenities to explore, this tiny city is a hidden gem worth exploring, especially at night when the lights are beautiful.