Local expert guides to Dubai

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Local expert guides to Dubai

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RAW Coffee Company

Boutique Roastery

RAW is a boutique roastery supplying cafes, restaurants, businesses, and households in the United Arab Emirates with Premium, 100% Organic, 100% Fair Trade, freshly roasted, Arabica coffee.

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Lynda Martinez

Expat Blogger

I am a former high school teacher and mom of three who is interested in travel, photography and learning about different cultures. My blog about living in Dubai has been recommended by several well-known guides for expatriates and I’ve been featured on CNN.com, National Geographic and in the Khaleej Times Wknd Magazine. Come along on the camel ride and explore Dubai with me!

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Top Chef Dubai

Cooking Classes

Top Chef Cooking Studio is an efficient and unique teaching concept conceived to provide a hands-on experience through which you can learn the necessary culinary skills and recipes to cook at home on a daily basis.

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Female Personal Fitness Trainer

I am a female personal fitness trainer who helps women lose weight and get toned with Miss Fitness, a group of elite female personal trainers to come to you! I help women get in shape, tone their bodies, lose weight, and feel great!

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Chloe Elgar

Holistic Nutritionist, Chef & Writer

Chloe approaches her life and her practice from a place of honesty, vulnerability and authenticity. Chloe has found an abundance of passion and love through Holistic Nutrition and Natural Food and continues to share her experiences through her practice, writing and platforms. Chloe’s Countertop has and continues to change Chloe’s life and she hopes it will do the same for you.

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Shahab Shabani

Personal Trainer

My name is Shahab, and I am an ISSA-certified personal trainer. I am here to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. While your goals may simply be to lose a few pounds, the benefits of exercise, paired with proper nutrition, will keep you fit, healthy, and strong for years. Yes, with personal training you can finally drop the excess weight, but you will also feel more energetic, enthusiastic, and confident about your life.

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Kaya Peters

Yoga Teacher

Kaya Peters is a certified yoga teacher, holistic nutritionist and health & fitness professional who is facilitating programs in the UAE and worldwide.

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Jasmine Pereira

Food Blogger

Jasmine Pereira of Pear Tree Diaries, born and raised in Dubai, is an environmentalist by profession and a food, travel, and hospitality writer and enthusiast by passion. Jasmine has been featured in Middle East and international gourmet magazines and been a brand ambassador for various food and beverage establishments.

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The Fashion Hub

Top style website

The Fashion Hub is one of the Middle East’s first style portals and is run by sisters, Parisa and Lydia Birgani. Based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, TFH covers, consults, and promotes all things extraordinary throughout the fashion industry. The Fashion Hub focuses on the non-linear side of fashion, with a unique aspect of creating awareness for a specific market, leading them to introduce a new and innovative concept to the Middle Eastern region.

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Sam "Barwizard"

Mixologist and Flair Bartender

Shyam, AKA Sam Barwizard as known in the bar industry, is a professional mixologist and flair bartender. He started his bar career at the age of 20 with Rohal Carvalho (Bar- Square) in India and worked his way around the world working at some of the best bars in the UK and Dubai.

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DJ Shadow


DJ Shadow has emerged to be one of the finest DJs from Dubai, and is currently the resident DJ of the Bollywood nights at Velvet Underground, Trilogy and Amika. He has been awarded the “BEST ASIAN DJ” at the Masala Awards 2012 and 2010 & the “Best Asian DVJ” at the World Top DJs 2012 and 2011.

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A Budget Break in Dubai

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Stay Editors

Yours truly

Stay.com editors pick great places in all the cities featured on Stay.com in order to create marvellous travel guides for you. Get inspired, and start creating your own travel guide!

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    Moon Valley Hotel Apartments

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    Meena Bazaar

    Traditional shopping experience
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    Chinese shopping in the Middle East
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    XVA Gallery

    Art on two floors
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    The Majlis Gallery

    Local art work in traditional Bastakiya building
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    Deira Dhow Wharfage

    Nostalgic look at Dubai merchant market
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    Satwa District

    Traditional shopping, bargains and more
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    Bastakia Quarter

    One of the city’s most picturesque heritage sites
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    Safa Park

    Established Dubai park
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    Jumeirah Beach Park

    The perfect place for an evening barbeque
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    Open beach

    Free beach for family fun
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    Arabian Nights Tours LLC

    A quality touring company for anyone's budget
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    Bur Dubai Abra Dock

    Take a ride in a traditional wooden boat
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    Big Bus Tours

    Double-decker sightseeing

Dubai's main budget attractions and things to do

For travelers who are too shy to visit Dubai - given the city's reputations as an expensive destination - we have excellent news: you can spend time here without breaking the bank. There are enough hotels that are surprisingly affordable, and more elegant than you'd expect. Then, the most fascinating attractions are free. There are even budget safari tours, and you can shop for bargains in the Satwa District, where dining out is affordable as well.