Carbon 12 Dubai is a contemporary art gallery located in the Al Quoz industrial area of Dubai, a vibrant and emerging art center of the city. Carbon 12 Dubai is known to promote emerging artists as well as show established international artists. Carbon 12 will give you an excellent perspective on the contemporary art scene both internationally and within Dubai. The Burj al Arab is often referred to as “the world’s only seven star hotel.” While this is not an official ranking, the majestic allure and beauty of the Burj al Arab makes it well worth the reputation. Designed in the image of the sail of a ship, the Burj al Arab is extravagant and luxurious to the highest degree. If you plan to visit, make sure to pay a trip to the sky view bar located on the 27th floor. Advanced reservations are necessary.
A trip to Dubai is not complete without a visit to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Located in the center of Downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is a worldwide destination. At the base of the tower you will find the Burj Khalifa Park and the ever-impressive Dubai Fountain. Located within the tower is the Armani Hotel, designed by Giorgio Armani himself. Up high on the 124th floor is the observation deck where you will have access to amazing views of the city. For a nice contrast to the modern extravagance, take a visit to the Bastakia Quarter and explore Dubai’s traditional past. With labyrinth like streets, courtyards, and stunning architecture, the Bastakia Quarter is a beautiful and picturesque part of Dubai, perfect for long walks and exploration. With plenty of art galleries and cafes, the Bastakia Quarter is a perfect spot for a daylong outing.
Located at Sea, Pierchic can be accessed by walking along a wooden pier out towards the water. Romantic, intimate, and stunning, Pierchic is a fine dining romantic restaurant, and one of the best in Dubai. Awarded by Time Out as having the best seafood in Dubai, Pierchic is one of a kind experience that we highly recommend. Dubai is well known to bring in some of the best chef’s from around the world, and Table 9 is no exception to this claim. Started by Gordon Ramsay protégés, the restaurant is known for providing an innovative, highly creative, and personalized dining experience, and boasts many awards to back this up. For a fine dining experience that balances traditional dishes with unique and creative concoctions, Table 9 should be on the top of your list.
The climate in Dubai can at times be very hot and humid, especially during summer months. It is advisable to visit Dubai between mid-autumn and mid-spring when temperatures are more moderate. The currency used in Dubai is the United Arab Emirates Dirham. One US Dollar is worth approximately 3.67 Dirhams. One Dirham is worth approximately 0.27 US Dollars. While Dubai is a modern city, it still carries with it Islamic traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. There is great tolerance in Dubai for visitors, although it is well advised to be aware of the social and ethical codes of conduct of the city. Dress codes tend to be more formal and conservative, while public dancing and displays of affection are frowned upon. If you happen to be traveling with over the counter or prescription medication, it is advisable to have a doctor’s note on hand.