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Hyku Photography


I own and manage the photography and videography production house - Hyku D Photography. Operating in the UAE, I work with local and international brands, corporations and interesting individuals to create digital content for marketing, documentation and personal projects. Whenever I feel like there is not a lot I haven’t done here, Dubai always pitches something new!

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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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Chloe Elgar


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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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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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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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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Altamash Urooj


Altamash Urooj is a Pakistani/Venezuelan award-winning art photographer. Born in 1984, he grew up in Karachi and moved to Dubai in 2004 to pursue his bachelors in fine arts. A graduate from the American University in Dubai with a BFA in photography, he divides his time between art and commercial photography.

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Lindsay Trivers

Beer & Wine Sommelier

The Tasting class is headed by Lindsay Trivers, a beer & wine professional whose experience spans 5 continents. She holds qualifications with The Wine & Spirit Education Trust, The Court of Master Sommeliers, Auckland University of Technology, and studied Beer in Belgium. Mainly, she enjoys making great beers and wines easier for people to understand.

The Tasting Class provides fun and interactive beer and wine education, and is improving the drinking culture in Dubai one tasting at a time.

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Karin Cohen

Food Writer

Karin is a food expert and founder of Cucumber Kitchen, the platform where you can join her on a journey to discover some of the best recipes, tips and tricks for hosting the perfect dinner party.

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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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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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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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DJ Shadow


DJ Shadow has emerged to be one of the best DJs Dubai has seen. 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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Yours truly

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.

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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
    Locals' Pick
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    Bastakia Quarter

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

    Established Dubai park
  9. Dubai Jumeirah Beach +Add

    Open beach

    Free beach for family fun
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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
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